China: Military Exercises

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 17th September 2020.

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Photo of Sarah Champion Sarah Champion Chair, International Development Committee, Chair, International Development Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with (a) his Chinese counterpart on the China’s People’s Liberation Army large-scale military exercises in airspace southwest of Taiwan on September 9 and 10, and (b) his Taiwanese counterpart on maintaining peace and stability in the region.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

We oppose any action which raises tensions in the region and hinders the chances of peaceful settlement of any issues. The Foreign Secretary has not discussed the military exercises in the Taiwan Strait that occurred on 9 and 10 September with anyone in the region, but all our international partners are clear on the UK's longstanding position

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