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On Wednesday, China's government called on Japan to stop provocations on the Taiwan issue.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson communicated on Wednesday that China's government solemnly urges Japan to stop all official relations with Taiwan and called on the stop of provocations on Taiwan matter.
Spokesperson Wang Wenbin made the announcement during a daily press briefing, answering about the recent virtual meeting held by former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with the leader of the Taiwan region Tsai Ing-wen.
Wang made clear that Taiwan is an inalienable part of the Chinese territory, adding that the Asian country opposes any form of official exchanges between Taiwan and countries that already have diplomatic relations with China, as well as the region's accession to any agreement or any official organization. "This position is consistent and clear."
"Some political forces in Japan openly collude with 'Taiwan independence forces and point fingers at the Taiwan question. The Chinese side has expressed firm opposition and strong dissatisfaction and lodged solemn representations with the Japanese side," said the spokesperson.
#China urges #Japan and certain Japanese politicians to reflect upon history and stop all forms of official interactions with #Taiwan, Wang Wenbin said after Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen held a virtual meeting with former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/79k4KhkGVK
The Chinese spokesperson underlined that the Taiwan and Ukraine matters are different in nature, as Taiwan is directly related to China's internal affairs and has nothing to do with Japan. Wang recalled the countless crimes committed by Japan during the half-century of colonization in Taiwan.
Chinese government urges Japanese counterpart to keep straight on commitments made thus far and the principles stipulated in the four political documents between China and Japan, and the cease of provocation on the natter of Taiwan.
The spokesperson appointed that since the beginning of the military conflict in Ukraine, Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority has taken the chance to manipulate the matter and deceive public opinion. "No matter what tricks the DPP authority tries to play, it cannot change the fact that Taiwan is a part of China, it cannot stop the overarching trend of Taiwan's return to the motherland, and it cannot stop the eventual collapse of 'Taiwan independence' forces," he concluded.