Taiwan: Sovereignty

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 24th 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 recent representations he has made to the UN on its potential recognition of Taiwan as a sovereign state.

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

The UK's longstanding policy on Taiwan has not changed: we have no diplomatic relations with Taiwan but a strong, unofficial relationship, based on dynamic commercial, educational and cultural ties. We regularly lobby in favour of Taiwan's participation in international organisations where statehood is not a prerequisite.

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