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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Remarks on the European Parliament's Adoption of a Taiwan-Related Resolution

2013/10/12

Q: The European Parliament backed economic ties with Taiwan on October 9 by adopting a resolution urging the European Commission to begin talks with Taiwan over agreements governing investment protection and market access. What is China's comment on that?

A: The Taiwan question is China's internal affair. The Chinese government is firmly opposed to interference by any external force.

We have no objection to the non-governmental economic contact and trade between the EU and Taiwan, but oppose the development of official ties. We hope that the EU side could bear in mind the overall interests of China-EU relations, earnestly honor its commitment to the one-China principle, deal with Taiwan-related issues with prudence and refrain from having any official contact or signing any official agreement with Taiwan. We hope that the European Parliament would make more contributions to the sound growth of China-EU relations.

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