BREAKING WORLD WAR III NEWS: PUTIN CLAIMS TAIWAN is PART of CHINA; TAIWAN RESPONDS it is a SOVEREIGN and INDEPENDENT COUNTRY, NOT SUBORDINATE to AUTOCRATIC CHINA
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday (Oct. 27) claimed that Taiwan is part of China, prompting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to issue a statement saying Taiwan is a sovereign, independent country, “not subordinate to the autocratic People’s Republic of China.”
During a speech on Thursday (Oct. 27), Putin claimed the U.S. should not have destroyed relations with China over Taiwan. He said his country recognizes Taiwan as a part of China and the visit by “that grandma,” U.S. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, to Taiwan and other trips by U.S. officials were “provocations.”
On Friday morning (Oct. 28), MOFA issued a press release that “severely condemned the false statement made by the Russian government.” The ministry reiterated that Taiwan is a “sovereign and independent country and is not subordinate to the autocratic People’s Republic of China.”
The ministry also pointed out the regime in Beijing led by the Chinese Communist Party has never ruled over Taiwan for one day and “naturally does not enjoy any sovereignty over Taiwan.” It said the Taiwan government welcomes interactions with all countries and international partners that recognize the value of human rights, rule of law, and values of democracy and freedom.
MOFA insisted the future of Taiwan must be determined by the 23.5 million people of Taiwan and vowed that the Taiwan government and people “will never yield to the military, political, and economic coercion launched by the totalitarian Chinese government.”
Source: Taiwan News, Keoni Everington
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