Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Alicia Kearns: "Foreign Secretary should absolutely go to Taiwan"

Whilst James Cleverly is in Beijing justifying his diplomatic outreach to the PRC, Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Alicia Kearns has joined those calling for the UK government to take a tougher line on Taiwan.

Speaking to Times Radio, she said:

“I absolutely think he should go to Taiwan. And our report today calls for more cooperation with Taiwan, because working with Taiwan, standing by their right to self-determination and the rule of law, that is not a threat to the Chinese Communist Party… I visited Taiwan back in December with my committee. The Chinese Communist Party were absolutely furious. But the reality is we cannot allow them to determine who we have relations with.”


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Previous Taiwan Policy centre overview of the Taiwan elements of The Foreign Affairs Committee Report on the Integrated Review and the Indo-Pacific.