Today: Thursday, 29 February 2024 year

The Chinese authorities commented on the results of the elections in Taiwan.

The Chinese authorities commented on the results of the elections in Taiwan.

China will resolutely oppose actions aimed at achieving Taiwan’s independence and interference by external forces,  Chen Binhua, spokesman for the State Council Office of the People’s Republic of China for Taiwan Affairs said.

“We will adhere to the 1992 Consensus, which embodies the One China principle, and resolutely oppose separatist actions aimed at achieving Taiwan’s independence, as well as interference by external forces,” Chen Binhua said, commenting on the results of the elections on the island.


Elections for the head of the administration and deputies of the Legislative Yuan (Parliament) were held in Taiwan on Saturday, according to the Central Election Commission, the turnout was 69.8%. 19.5 million people were eligible to vote on Saturday, with a total of 17,795 polling stations set up across the island.


The next head of the island’s administration was pro-Taiwan independence Chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party Lai Qingde with 40.05% of the votes, second place was taken by a supporter of the gradual resumption of dialogue with the mainland, candidate from the opposition Kuomintang party Hou Yui (33.4%), Chairman of the Taiwan People’s Party Ko Wenzhe, ready for contacts with Beijing and the United States while maintaining the status quo and the existing way of life in Taiwan, received 26.45% of the votes. The inauguration of the election winner is scheduled for May 20, 2024.