Taiwan Policy Centre responds to the PRC Embassy statement attack Foreign Secretary Liz Truss’ support for Taiwan Published Thursday the 30th of June, 2022
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.
Secretary of State for Education Alex Burghart describes the UK’s relationship with Taiwan as strong and dynamic.
Rob Butler, Conservative MP for Aylesbury asked the Prime Minister: “Alongside the threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine there are real fears of China invading Taiwan. On Sunday, Beijing staged the largest incursion into Taiwan’s airspace since October. Does he agree with me that military aggression and threat of occupation are never acceptable anywhere in the world and will he confirm that under this Conservative Government, the UK will always be at the forefront of standing up forcefully for freedom and democracy, security and stability.
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.
Dr Julian Lewis, Conservative, New Forest East Commons, To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with allies on the future security of Taiwan.