China: Taiwan

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 23rd January 2019.

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Photo of Lord Dholakia Lord Dholakia Co-Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Peers

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any risks to regional peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State

In his 2 January speech, Chinese leader Xi Jinping urged Taiwan to accept reunification with China, restating China’s long-held position that it can use all necessary measures, including force, to secure this aim. We oppose any action which raises tensions in the region and hinders the chances of peaceful settlement of any issues. In line with our longstanding position on Taiwan we encourage Taiwan and China to engage in constructive dialogue to resolve this issue, taking into account the views of the people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait.

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