Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that the result of the leadership election in the Taiwan region cannot change the basic fact that there is only one China in the world and that Taiwan is part of China.
Wang, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, made the remarks during a press conference following his meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Cairo on Sunday. He noted that 80 years ago in the same city, China, the United States and the United Kingdom issued the Cairo Declaration, which clearly stipulated that all territories that Japan had seized from China, including Taiwan, should be restored to the Asian country.
Later, Article Eight of the Potsdam Proclamation, which was jointly issued by China, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union in 1945, demanded that the “terms of the Cairo Declaration be fulfilled,” and then Japan declared surrender. unconditional, he said. The series of documents with international legal effect formed an integral part of the post-war international order and established the historical and legal basis that Taiwan is an inalienable territory of China, Wang said.
He emphasized that “Taiwan independence” was never possible in the past and will certainly not be possible in the future. Those who seek “Taiwan independence” to divide Chinese territory will certainly be severely punished by history and the law, he warned. Wang added that any country that violates the one-China principle, interferes in China’s internal affairs and infringes on China’s sovereignty will be jointly opposed by all the Chinese people and the international community as a whole.