Ambassador Denisov: Russia hopes Taiwan issue is not resolved at the expense of peace
BEIJING, AUGUST 10 – RIA Novosti. Russia hopes that the Taiwan issue will not be resolved at the expense of regional peace and stability. declaration Andrey Denisov, Russian Ambassador to China.
The situation in Taiwan has escalated after the last visit to the island of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the first by the Speaker of the US House of Representatives to Taiwan since 1997. The US administration, warned by Chinese President Xi Jinping of the “burning risks of playing with fire”, assured Beijing of its commitment to the “one China” policy, but walked away, saying Pelosi had made her own decisions.
“A complete provocation and the landing of an American plane in Taipei aggravates the already difficult situation. Of course, Russia, as an Asia-Pacific power, hopes that a solution to the Taiwan problem will not come at the expense of regional peace and stability. Denisov said in an interview with China Daily.
“The Chinese side – and Washington should clearly understand this – has every legitimate reason to maintain its sovereignty and territorial integrity in the Taiwan Strait,” he said.
Given the increased interest in Taiwan recently, “Pelosi’s visit could have an unexpected impact on the United States by raising global awareness of the true and neutral context of the Taiwan issue.” said.
The PRC considers Taiwan its province and always opposes any contact between Taipei representatives and current officials, especially senior officials or the military of countries with which Beijing has diplomatic relations.
Official relations between the central government of the People’s Republic of China and the island province were interrupted in 1949 after the Kuomintang forces led by Chiang Kai-shek, defeated in a civil war with the Chinese Communist Party, moved to Taiwan. Trade and informal relations between the island and mainland China resumed in the late 1980s. Since the early 1990s, the parties began to establish contacts through non-governmental organizations – the Beijing Association for the Development of Relations along the Taiwan Strait and the Taipei Cross-Strait Exchange Foundation.