Recently, Chinese Ambassador to the UK Zheng Zeguang attended a dinner hosted by the British business and financial communities in London and delivered a speech entitled Carry on Dialogue and Cooperation instead of Division and Confrontation.
Ambassador Zheng pointed out that some people in Britain have compared the Ukraine issue with the Taiwan issue, which is completely wrong. The issue of Ukraine is an international dispute between two sovereign nations, while the issue of Taiwan is purely an internal affair of China, which is completely different in nature. There is only one China in the world, Taiwan is an inseparable part of China's territory, and the government of the People's Republic of China is the only legitimate government representing the whole of China. This is the one-China principle, which has long been the universal consensus of the international community. The one-China principle must be effectively observed as an important prerequisite and political foundation for the establishment and development of diplomatic relations between China and other countries in the world. Resolving the Taiwan issue and achieving the complete reunification of China is the common wish and firm will of all Chinese people and is a historical trend that no one can stop. China will do its utmost and with the greatest sincerity to promote the peaceful reunification of the motherland but will never allow anyone to split Taiwan from China in any way.