STATEMENT OF THE CHINESE EMBASSY IN THE STATE OF KUWAIT ON THE PUBLICATION OF AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH ‘TAIWAN INDEPENDENCE’ SEPARATIST IN THE ARAB TIMES
On 1st August 2021, the Arab Times 2nd and 3rd page published an exclusive interview with the stubborn “Taiwan independence” separatist Joseph Wu. We strongly condemn the despicable acts of “Taiwan independence” separatists to deliberately distort the history of Taiwan, viciously attack the Chinese government, and mislead public opinion. We hereby declare that:
1. There is only one China in the world and Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory. This is a basic fact universally recognized by the international community. The United Nations General Assembly Resolution No.2758 adopted in 1971 officially restored the lawful seat of the People’s Republic of China in the United Nations. That same year, China and Kuwait established diplomatic relations. The Kuwait side always recognizes that the Government of the People’s Republic of China is the sole legal government representing the whole of China, and adheres to the “one-China” principle. We highly appreciate this.
2. The Chinese government is committed to promote peaceful development of cross-Strait relations and China’s reunification. Over the years, the Chinese government has rolled out multiple measures and policies to maintain peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and safeguard the wellbeing of people across the Taiwan Strait. Thanks to these measures and policies, people across the Taiwan Strait enjoy ever closer ties. The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities in Taiwan, however, obstinately adheres to the separatist position of “Taiwan independence”, instigates separatism, and solicits foreign support, which has caused a serious setback for cross-Strait relations and may even result in unpredictable severe consequences. China must be and will be reunited. No individual and no force should underestimate the resolve, the will and the ability of the Chinese people to defend their national sovereignty and territorial integrity.
3. We demand that the media in Kuwait should stay alert to attempts of the “Taiwan independence” forces and refuse to do anything that hurts the feelings of 1.4 billion Chinese people or the friendship between China and Kuwait.