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Truss’ visit to Taiwan was called a comedy in China.

Truss’ visit to Taiwan was called a comedy in China.

 

The Taiwan authorities are “buying” retired foreign politicians with taxpayers’ money to play a comedy about Taiwan’s independence, but that won’t change the fact that Taiwan is part of China, Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for the Chinese State Council’s office for Taiwan affairs, said at a briefing. commenting on the visit of former British Prime Minister Liz Truss to Taiwan.

“As you can see, the Taiwan Democratic Progressive Party is spending ordinary taxpayers’ money to ‘buy’ themselves some anti-Chinese retired politicians who will play the ‘power-driven independence’ comedy. But no matter how much money they spend, no matter how much they Don’t repeat the same thing, it won’t change the fact that Taiwan is part of China, it won’t shake the international standing of the One China principle”, Ma Xiaoguang said.

He also pointed out that according to some Taiwanese media reports, “this person” was invited to Taiwan by the Cross-Strait Exchange Foundation.

“Democratic Progressive Party of Taiwan has recently carried out a number of external interaction activities through this Foundation. We have already taken disciplinary measures against him, if the reports are true, then we can take new ones,” Ma Xiaoguang said.

Earlier, Taiwan’s Central News Agency reported that Truss arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday evening for a five-day trip, becoming the first former British leader to visit the island in 27 years. The Chinese embassy in London said the visit was a “political show” and a provocative move that would not benefit London.


The situation around Taiwan escalated significantly after a visit to the island in early August last year by then-Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. China, which considers the island one of its provinces, condemned Pelosi’s visit, seeing in this move US support for Taiwanese separatism, and held large-scale military exercises.


Official relations between the central government of the PRC and its island province were interrupted in 1949 after the Kuomintang forces led by Chiang Kai-shek, defeated in a civil war with the Communist Party of China, moved to Taiwan. Business and informal contacts between the island and mainland China resumed in the late 1980s. Since the early 1990s, the parties began to contact through non-governmental organizations – the Beijing Association for the Development of Relations across the Taiwan Strait and the Taipei Cross-Strait Exchange Foundation.