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The R.O.C. (Taiwan) government deeply regrets that Nicaragua has accepted the “one-China principle” and established diplomatic ties with China

  • Date:2021-12-10
  • Data Source:Department of Latin American and Caribbean Affairs

Press Release no. 268
December 10, 2021
The government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) expresses extreme regret that the government of the Republic of Nicaragua on December 10 announced its acceptance of the “one China principle,” unilaterally terminated diplomatic relations with Taiwan, and established diplomatic ties with the People’s Republic of China. The Taiwan government also strongly condemns the Chinese government for again coercing a diplomatic ally to sever relations with Taiwan and for suppressing Taiwan’s diplomatic space.
The so-called “one-China principle” publicly advocated by the Chinese government runs contrary to the facts and has been rejected by the Taiwanese people. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterates that Taiwan is not a part of the People’s Republic of China, and that the PRC has never governed Taiwan. The Taiwanese people will not bow to pressure from China. Instead, we will staunchly defend the status quo, in which the R.O.C. and the PRC are not subordinate to each other, and safeguard our free and democratic way of life.
Taiwan’s accomplishments in freedom and democracy have won worldwide acclaim. Our government will firmly uphold national sovereignty and dignity, defend freedom and democracy, and work with the international democratic community to counter the expansion of authoritarianism. Taiwan will continue to proactively cooperate with like-minded nations to contribute to the world and serve as a force for good. (E)