søndag 6. februar 2022

Taiwan condemns ‘contemptible’ China-Russia partnership

Taiwan has condemned as “contemptible” the timing of China and Russia’s “no limits” partnership at the start of the Winter Olympics, saying the Chinese government was bringing shame to the spirit of the Games.

China and Russia, at a meeting of their leaders hours before the Winter Olympics officially opened, backed each other over standoffs on Ukraine and Taiwan with a promise to collaborate more against the west. Russia voiced its support for China’s stance that democratically governed Taiwan is an inalienable part of China, and opposition to any form of independence for the island.

Taiwan’s foreign ministry said China’s continued false claims that the island was part of the People’s Republic of China were exactly the same as the country’s habit of spreading fake news. “It not only increases the Taiwanese people’s disgust at and loathing for the Chinese government’s arrogance and bullying, it also clearly shows all the world’s countries the sinister face of the Chinese Communist regime’s aggression, expansionism and damaging of peace.”