UK Defence Secretary clarifies comments on Taiwan and China

The Taiwan Policy Centre was delighted to be able to attend the 111th Taiwan National Day celebrations in the Gladstone Library of the National Liberal Club in Westminster.

It was a packed event as members of the Taiwan diaspora in the UK came together with friends of Taiwan from all areas of UK life to celebrate Taiwan’s upcoming National Day on 10th October, and enjoy various Taiwanese foods, bubble tea, and culture.

TPC Written Evidence accepted by Foreign Affairs Committee

The Taiwan Policy Centre was delighted to be able to attend the 111th Taiwan National Day celebrations in the Gladstone Library of the National Liberal Club in Westminster.

It was a packed event as members of the Taiwan diaspora in the UK came together with friends of Taiwan from all areas of UK life to celebrate Taiwan’s upcoming National Day on 10th October, and enjoy various Taiwanese foods, bubble tea, and culture.

China: Security and Trade (IRDC Report) Vol. 824 | Lords Debate : 20th October 2022

On Thursday 14th July, Lord West of Spithead (Labour), the former First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff, tabled a question for short debate in the House of Lords on topic of China.

The question tabled was ‘To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to respond to the long-term security challenges posed by China.’

Adequacy of the UK’s military presence in the Indo-Pacific region? | Written Questions : 13th September 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.

Taiwan: Weapons of Mass Destruction? | Written Questions : 8th September 2022

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.

Oral Answers To Questions Vol. 707 | Commons Debate : 26th Jan 2022

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.

Steps Government would take if PLA launched military assault on Taiwan? | Written Questions : 2nd Nov 2021

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.