Prague ought to cease sending the incorrect alerts to separatist forces on the island, Beijing warns

The Czech Republic is damaging its ties with Beijing and violating China’s sovereignty by sending an official delegation to Taiwan, the Chinese language embassy in Prague has mentioned.

Beijing “firmly opposes” the go to as “Taiwan is an inalienable a part of China’s territory,” the embassy mentioned in an announcement on Sunday.

A gaggle of Czech officers and businessmen, led by distinguished senator Jiri Drahos, is scheduled to reach on the self-governed island, which has by no means formally declared independence from China, later within the day.

The transfer by Prague is “a critical violation of China’s nationwide sovereignty and territorial integrity,” which inflicts “critical harm” on relations between China and Czech Republic, the assertion reads.

The Chinese language embassy urged the Czech Republic to “abide by its official dedication to the One China coverage and instantly cease sending incorrect alerts to the ‘Taiwan independence’ separatist forces.”

Drahos advised the Taiwanese media a number of days in the past that he was wanting ahead to strengthening cooperation between the Czech Republic and Taiwan in epidemic prevention, semiconductors, museums and different areas.

Referring to tensions over the island because it was visited by US Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi final month, the senator insisted that China ought to know the democratic world stands with Taiwan.

He added that European nations won’t be sending ship weapons to Taipei, however there’s a consensus amongst them on boosting relations with the island within the areas of soppy energy, together with tradition and science, to enhance its worldwide visibility.

As for the prospects of a navy battle in Taiwan much like the one presently being waged between Russia and Ukraine, Drahos urged that the Chinese language authorities have been “comparatively pragmatic” and wouldn’t use drive to deliver the island again beneath its management.

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