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MAC urges the Mainland to respect Taiwan’s rights to retain existing diplomatic ties under the “mutual none-denial” framework

MAC urges the Mainland to respect Taiwan’s rights to retain existing diplomatic ties under the “mutual none-denial” framework

Query from Taiwan News on March 19:
Attention: Mainland Affairs Council (MAC)

Taiwan News is keen to learn your authority’s view on whether the government's highly-touted “mutual none-denial” principle in relation to PRC-ROC relations works, in light of the People’s Republic of China’s call for the Vatican to end diplomatic ties with the ROC and establish relations with the PRC.



Replied by MAC on March 20:

Regarding statements by the Mainland foreign affairs competent authority demanding that the Vatican break off diplomatic relations with Taiwan, the Mainland Affairs Council does not sense any friendliness expressed by the Mainland side in this international scenario. We hereby urge the Mainland to show due respect for Taiwan's right to maintain diplomatic relations with her allies and also for the Taiwanese people’s aspirations and expectations to participate in the international community, thus further jointly safeguard the hard-earned foundation of mutual trust between the two sides.

The Republic of China is a sovereign and independent country and international participation has always been an aspiration of the Taiwanese people. It is hoped that, under the interaction framework of "mutual non-recognition of sovereignty and mutual non-denial of authority to govern," the two sides may develop mutually beneficial cross-strait relations. Also, the two sides may peacefully coexist, show mutual respect, and engage in benign relationship in the international arena, while at the same time, make joint contributions to the international community.


Updated : 2021-05-08 07:28 GMT+08:00