Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi assured this Saturday that the only path waiting for Taiwan is to unite with the mainland, amid months of tensions with the territory and in a few days its quest for more international representation.
Indeed, while he was in Rome, Wang spoke at the G20 summit, where international leaders will discuss the possibility of Taiwan’s greater participation in the United Nations and in the international community.
Chinese officials warned the United States earlier this week that their support for Taiwan could pose “great risks” to Beijing-Washington relations.
Today the Chinese minister reiterated that “the history and legal facts of the ‘One China’ One China ‘policy are indisputable and the progress of 1.4 billion people in China in promoting the peaceful reunification of the motherland is unstoppable.” .
“The future of Taiwan is no other way than reunification with the mainland. Apart from belonging to China, Taiwan has no other international legal status,” he said.
Countries that “deliberately” insist on their proposals on the Taiwan issue must face the consequences, a statement posted on the State Department’s website said.
“They couldn’t stop the ‘one China’ principle 50 years ago and are even less so today in the 21st century.