Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday condemned Cambodia’s decision to continue abiding by the “one China” principle.
Hun Manet, Cambodia’s new prime minister, agreed that Taiwan, Xinjiang, and Hong Kong are all China’s internal affairs during a meeting with the Chinese Communist Party’s International Liaison Department head Liu Jianchao on Sunday. In response, MOFA said it “strongly protests” Beijing’s repeated use of meetings with foreign leaders as opportunities to reiterate its “one China” principle and unilaterally claim Taiwan as its territory, per a foreign ministry statement.
Taiwan is a sovereign and independent country, the ministry said, adding that China has never governed Taiwan. “This is an undeniable fact and current reality,” it said.