China Protests Visit of US Governor and Japanese Members of Parliament to Taiwan

Taiwan Leader Tsai Ing-wen (right) meets with US Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb at T aipei, Taiwan. Photo released Monday, 22 August 2022. F Reuters via Antara.

batampos – China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) protested the visit of the Governor of Indiana United States (US), Eric J Holcomb and Japanese MP Keiji Furuya to Taiwan.

“Taiwan is an inseparable part of China’s territory,” said the MFA in Beijing, Tuesday (23/8/2022).

Holcomb and a delegation from the Indiana Trade Secretariat arrived in the capital Taipei, Taiwan, on Sunday (21/8/2022). Together with other delegates, he met with Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing Wen, Monday (22/8/2022). They discussed economic, trade, technology and cultural cooperation.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasized that the Taiwan issue is very sensitive in relation to China-US relations that the Bamboo Curtain country opposes US exchanges with Taiwan in any form.

“We have taken a serious stance with the US side over the visit of Indiana Governor Holcomb to Taiwan,” the MFA said.

Meanwhile, the Japanese MP from the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Keiji Furuya is also visiting Japan until (Wednesday 24/8/2022) tomorrow.

“We urge the Japanese side to think deeply about historical events, adhere to the principles of the four China-Japan political documents, and agreed commitments,” the MFA said.

MFA asks Japan not to wade through “muddy waters” only for the sake of one-sided interests in the Taiwan Strait. (*)

Source: Between