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MOFA response to PRC Foreign Minister Wang’s false claims regarding Taiwan

  • Date:2024-02-19
  • Data Source:Department of European Affairs

February 19, 2024  

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) strongly denounces the false claims made regarding Taiwan by People’s Republic of China (PRC) Director of the Office of the Chinese Communist Party Central Foreign Affairs Commission and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during the Munich Security Conference.


MOFA solemnly reiterates that the Republic of China (Taiwan) is a sovereign and independent nation, that neither the R.O.C. (Taiwan) nor the PRC is subordinate to the other, and that the PRC has never governed Taiwan for even a single day. Distorted statements regarding Taiwan’s sovereignty can change neither the status quo across the Taiwan Strait nor internationally recognized and objective facts.


As is widely understood, China is the culprit responsible for unilaterally undermining peace, stability, and the status quo across the Taiwan Strait. MOFA condemns the Beijing authorities for repeatedly seeking to mislead the international community, for attempting to use the so-called “one China principle” to concoct a legal basis for China’s claim to Taiwan, and for fabricating a false and absurd narrative that China has sovereignty over Taiwan. Such actions are sure to be condemned by the international community.


Taiwan’s future will be determined by the 23 million Taiwanese people. MOFA urges the Beijing authorities to stop acting as a troublemaker, malicious provoker, and disrupter of the status quo and instead focus greater attention on addressing its own internal problems.