China said – this is a violation of our sovereignty
After this, the Chinese embassy said in a statement that this step is open support for the separatist forces advocating Taiwan independence. This is a serious violation of China’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity. Not only this, it is a serious violation of basic norms of international relations and bilateral political commitments. The embassy said the Czech delegation’s visit to Taiwan undermines the political basis of bilateral relations between China and the Czech Republic.
Czech Republic will strengthen ties with Taiwan in these areas
Jiri Drhos, former president of the Czech Academy of Sciences, told Taiwan’s Central News Agency on Thursday that European countries intend to strengthen ties with Taiwan in culture, science and other areas of soft power. On Friday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Mao Ning urged the Czech side to respect the One China principle.
China was irritated by Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan
In early August this year, China reacted strongly to the visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan. China also conducted the largest exercise ever in the waters of Taiwan. During this, China also launched several missiles over Taiwan. For weeks, Chinese fighter jets had demonstrated power by entering Taiwan’s airspace. Due to this the tension between China and Taiwan reached its peak. China condemned Pelosi’s visit, considering it as support for separatism.
These countries sent their delegations to Taiwan
Despite China’s irritation, many countries including France, Lithuania, America and Japan have sent their delegations to Taiwan. Japan has even started talks on making a plan to evacuate its citizens from Taiwan in the event of war. Taiwan presents itself as an independent country since 1949. However, China claims that Taiwan is an integral part of it and it can also include it by using power.