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Remarks of Spokesperson of Chinese Embassy in Denmark on Danish Parliament's Adoption of Motion on China-Lithuania Relations and Taiwan-related Issues
2022-04-01 03:58

The Danish Parliament recently held a debate and adopted a motion on China-Lithuania relations and Taiwan-related issues. The spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in Denmark makes the following remarks:

In disregard of China's strong protest and repeated representations, Lithuania allowed the Taiwan authorities to set up a "Taiwanese Representative Office in Lithuania". This open violation of the one-China principle has created the false impression of "one China, one Taiwan" and set an egregious precedent. In response to the Lithuanian action, China took reasonable and lawful countermeasures to defend its own legitimate rights and interests, and fairness and justice in the world. China always follows WTO rules. It is groundless and a distortion of facts to accuse China of “coercing” and “blackmailing” Lithuania. The Taiwan question is China's internal affairs, and the issues between China and Lithuania are bilateral issues. The Danish Parliament is not in the position and has no right to intervene or make irresponsible remarks.

The motion also calls for support to Taiwan region’s participation in WHO activities. I wish to reiterate that the WHO is a specialized UN agency composed of sovereign states. The participation of China's Taiwan region in the activities of international organizations, including the WHO, must be handled under the one-China principle. In fact, under the one-China principle, the Central Government of China has made proper arrangements for the Taiwan region's participation in international cooperation in various areas. Taiwan region’s communication channels with relevant organizations are open. 

We have taken note of the reaffirmation in the motion that Denmark will continue to adhere to the one-China policy. We hope that the Danish parliament and government will match their words with actions, keep their commitments and earnestly abide by the one-China principle.

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