Statement by the Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in New Zealand on the Taiwan Question

2023-05-09 10:21

Recently, we have noticed some comments on New Zealand media on the situation across the Taiwan Straits. The origin and essence of the Taiwan Question is crystal-clear and China holds a consistent and straightforward position on it: There is but one China in the world and Taiwan is an inalienable part of China. The one-China principle is a universally recognized basic norm governing international relations, the overwhelming consensus of the international community, and the important political prerequisite and foundation for China to establish and develop diplomatic relations with other countries including New Zealand.

For some time, the Taiwan authorities, as instigated and facilitated by certain external forces, have created confusion between right and wrong and tried to undermine the one-China principle, with the real intention to pursue “independence”. 

The Chinese government has long been committed and will continue to exert the utmost efforts to achieve peaceful reunification of the nation. However, no one should ever underestimate our resolve and determination to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity, and the red line of the one-China principle shall never be crossed. 

In fact, the Chinese people across the Straits care the most about the cross-Straits situation and are of the highest hope to see the peaceful reunification and maintain peace and stability in the region. It is the provocative actions by the Taiwan authorities supported by the external forces that have posed the single biggest threat to the peace and stability across the Straits. It is extremely dangerous and irresponsible to use ideology as a pretext to create divisions and confrontations, and even stoke conflicts in the region. We trust that those who truly value and pursue peace and stability across the Straits, and in the wider Asia Pacific or the world at large, will definitely have a clear understanding of this and refuse to be misled by words meant to sow confusion and discord.