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China responds to Taiwan election, citing 'inevitable reunification'

China responds to Taiwan election, citing 'inevitable reunification' Photo: China reacted to the election in Taiwan (Getty Images)

China has commented on the elections that took place in Taiwan. Beijing mentioned the "inevitable reunification" with the island, states the spokesperson for the Chinese Taiwan Affairs Office, Chen Binhua, with reference to China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Once again, China has reiterated its stance on separatism and the "One China" principle, claiming that there has been no change in adherence to these principles.

"The one-China principle is the solid anchor for peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. We believe that the international community will continue to adhere to the one-China principle, and understand and support the Chinese people’s just cause of opposing “Taiwan independence” separatist activities and striving to achieve national reunification," a Chinese official stated.

Elections in Taiwan

Reminding you, presidential elections took place in Taiwan recently. The pro-Western candidate, Tsai Ing-wen, from the leading Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), secured the leadership.

Against the backdrop of the elections, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Mike Johnson, announced that a delegation of congressmen plans to visit Taiwan after the inauguration of the elected president.

For more on whether the Taiwan elections will lead to a new conflict, read this material.