- Title: China opposes talks between Japan and Taiwan's ruling parties
- Date: 25th August 2021
- Summary: BEIJING, CHINA (AUGUST 25, 2021) (REUTERS) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN WANG WENBIN WALKING IN FOR NEWS CONFERENCE MEDIA SEATED (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN, WANG WENBIN, SAYING: "Taiwan is an inalienable part of China, and China firmly opposes any form of official exchanges between countries with diplomatic ties with Taiwan. The Taiwan issue concerns the political foundation of Sino-Japanese relations. The Japanese side bears historical responsibilities to the Chinese people on the Taiwan issue, and it especially needs to be cautious in words and deeds. We seriously urge the Japanese side to review relevant considerations and refrain from interfering in China's internal affairs in any form. No wrong signal should be sent to Taiwan independence forces in any form." NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS EXTERIOR OF CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY CHINESE NATIONAL FLAG FLYING
- Embargoed: 8th September 2021 10:34
- Keywords: China Japan Parties Taiwan
- Location: BEIJING, CHINA
- City: BEIJING, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001ERS0JT3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Japan should stop interfering in China's internal affairs, China's foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said on Wednesday (August 25) in response to media reports that Japan and Taiwan's ruling parties will hold security talks on Friday.
Members of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party and Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party will hold their first bilateral security talks on Friday (August 27).
The meeting is a sign of increasing concern over assertive action in Taiwan straight by China and comes as Beijing has been stepping up pressure on the self-governing island that Beijing claims as its territory.
(Production: Wang Shubing, Thomas Suen)
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