China warns foreign officials against congratulating Taiwan elections


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The Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement following Taiwan’s presidential election Saturday that “the Taiwan question is China’s internal affair” and “the basic fact that …. Taiwan is part of China will not change.” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken congratulated Lai on his victory, and saying Washington looks forward to working with all of Taiwan’s leaders “to advance our shared interests and values.” China’s Foreign Ministry said the US statement “sends a gravely wrong signal to the ‘Taiwan independence’ separatist forces” and goes against a US commitment to maintaining only unofficial ties with Taiwan.

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