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Scholz: Germany adheres to one-China policy on Taiwan


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Scholz: Germany adheres to one-China policy on Taiwan

Scholz: Germany adheres to one-China policy on Taiwan

BERLIN (Sputnik) – Germany adheres to the one-China principle in assessing the situation around Taiwan, which in its interpretation means that any changes… 02.11.2022, Sputnik International

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“The tense situation around Taiwan is cause for concern. Like the United States and many other countries, we adhere to the one-China policy. However, this means that any change to the status quo must take place peacefully and through mutual consent. Our policy aims to maintain a rules-based order, the peaceful resolution of disputes, the protection of human and minority rights, and free and fair global trade,” Scholz said in an article for a newspaper. In this regard, the German leader also noted that Beijing was and will remain an important partner of Berlin, but the relationship between the two countries must be transformed, because Beijing has changed. It has been three years since the former German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, last visited China, Scholz recalled, adding that during this period challenges and risks had increased dramatically in Europe, East Asia t and, in particular, in German-Chinese relations.Scholz will visit China on November 4th. He is due to meet resident Chinese Prof. Xi Jinping for the first time in Beijing. During the trip, the German Chancellor will also meet with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. The negotiations will focus on bilateral relations, the conflict in Ukraine and the deterioration of the environment in the Taiwan Strait. The situation around Taiwan worsened after US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the island in early August. Beijing has condemned Pelosi’s trip, which it sees as a gesture of support for separatism, and has launched large-scale military exercises around the island. Despite this fact, several countries, including Germany, have sent delegations to the island since then, further increasing tensions in the Taiwan Strait. Taiwan has been governed independently from mainland China since 1949. Beijing considers the island its province, while Taiwan – a territory with its own elected government – claims it is a self-governing country but refrains from declaring his independence. Beijing opposes any official contact by foreign states with Taipei and considers Chinese sovereignty over the island to be indisputable.

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BERLIN (Sputnik) – Germany adheres to the one-China principle in assessing the situation around Taiwan, which in its interpretation means that any changes to the status quo must take place by mutual consent, said German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Wednesday.

“The tense situation around Taiwan is cause for concern. Like the United States and many other countries, we adhere to the one-China policy. However, this means that any change to the status quo must take place peacefully and through mutual consent. Our policy aims to maintain a rules-based order, the peaceful resolution of disputes, the protection of human and minority rights, and free and fair global trade,” Scholz said in an article for a newspaper. German.

In this regard, the German leader also noted that Beijing has been and will continue to be an important partner for Berlin, but the relationship between the two countries must be transformed, because Beijing has changed.

“The principle of measurement as well as pragmatism are needed,” Scholz said.

It has been three years since the last German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, last visited China, Scholz recalled, adding that during this period challenges and risks had increased significantly in Europe, East Asia East and, in particular, in German-Chinese relations.

Scholz will travel to China on November 4. He is due to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping for the first time in Beijing. During the trip, the German Chancellor will also meet with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. The negotiations will focus on bilateral relations, the Ukrainian conflict and the deterioration of the environment in the Taiwan Strait.

The situation around Taiwan worsened after US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the island in early August. Beijing has condemned Pelosi’s trip, which it sees as a gesture of support for separatism, and has launched large-scale military exercises around the island. Despite this, several countries, including Germany, have sent delegations to the island since then, further increasing tensions in the Taiwan Strait.

Taiwan has been governed independently from mainland China since 1949. Beijing considers the island its province, while Taiwan – a territory with its own elected government – ​​maintains that it is an autonomous country but stops short of declare its independence. Beijing opposes any official contact by foreign states with Taipei and regards Chinese sovereignty over the island as indisputable.



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