The Integrated Review recognises that the Indo-Pacific region is at the centre of intensifying geopolitical competition with multiple potential flashpoints. The recent actions and remarks made by China on Taiwan are concerning. We will continue to encourage open communication and de-escalation.
As the Foreign Secretary said in her Mansion House speech, we must ensure that democracies like Taiwan are able to defend themselves. Though the United Kingdom does not have diplomatic relations with Taiwan, we have a vibrant unofficial relationship, based on dynamic commercial, educational and cultural ties. This relationship delivers significant benefits to both the UK and Taiwan.
A written question by Andrew Rossindell MP on discussions with Nicaraguan counterparts on that country’s termination of diplomatic ties with Taiwan.
Andrew Rosindell, Conservative, Romford Commons, To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether her Department has made assessment of the steps that the Government would take in the event that the People’s Liberation Army launched a military assault on Taiwan.
Andrew Rosindell, Conservative, Romford Commons, To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the implications for her Department’s policies of recent reports that China will be able to invade Taiwan by 2025.