World Chinese Embassy in Berlin criticizes foreign minister’s statements in support of Taiwan
The drama over Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan travel plans, briefly explained
US policy toward Taiwan is all about “strategic ambiguity.” That means every trip and remark has to be just right.For House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, potential travel plans have already caused a domestic political debate and a minor foreign policy fracas.
The Chinese Embassy in Berlin on Friday criticized German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock for her statements regarding the conflict in Taiwan, fueled this week after U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the island.
Baerbock said on Monday he was against violations of international law and pointed directly at China, "especially these days". Now, the Chinese diplomatic legation in Berlin has called these statements "insinuations" and sees them as a "deliberate distortion of the facts".
In view of the "brutal Russian war of aggression" against Ukraine, Baerbock stressed the importance of emphasizing that it is unacceptable to the world community for a larger country to attack a weaker neighbor.
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Balancing relations with Taiwan as China ramps up the sabre-rattling will be a touchy foreign policy challenge for the Labor government.There is a well-worn playbook of official yet unofficial relations between Taiwan and Australia — as well as other nations — that play out to satisfy Beijing. Australia’s substantial representative office in Taiwan does not have diplomatic status. But it remains an important foreign affairs post and its head reports to Australia’s ambassador in Beijing. Taiwan’s representative office in Australia is the “Taipei Economic and Cultural Office”.
However, for the Chinese Embassy in Germany, Baerbock demonstrates with these statements a lack of "historical knowledge" as they are far removed from the events that took place between Beijing and the island, which is not a smaller country but a province of China, in his opinion.
At this point, the Embassy criticized the fact of comparing the conflict in Ukraine with the tensions in Taiwan, something that constitutes a "deliberate distortion of the facts and interference in China's internal affairs".
In addition, the Chinese diplomatic mission has taken the opportunity to criticize once again Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, as well as the statements launched on the matter by both the European Union and the main nations that make up the G7.
At this point, the communiqué warns the European states that, if they continue to support "the dangerous and provocative actions of the United States", they will end up "dragging the world into a quagmire of confrontation".
China considers Taiwan as another province under its sovereignty and has threatened to unify the entire territory by force if necessary.
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The rancor over the House speaker’s potential visit to Taiwan reveals how badly Xi Jinping needs a new strategy.This scenario would be a Cuban-missile-crisis moment, with the United States and China staring at a potential conflagration. And based on Beijing’s strident reaction to the House speaker’s possible visit to Taiwan, it’s not all that far-fetched. “China will act strongly to resolutely respond to [Pelosi’s visit] and take countermeasures,” a foreign ministry spokesperson warned. “We mean what we say.” Hu Xijin, a former editor of a Communist Party news outlet, appeared to threaten violence.