Respect 'One-China' stand, says China amid trade talks reports between India and Taiwan

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New Delhi : Soon after reports surfaced in that India is planning to start trade talks with Taiwan, China asked New Delhi to approach Taiwan-related issues prudently, while insisting that there’s only one China and that Taiwan is its inalienable part.

While there was no official announcement from any Indian official about trade talks with Taiwan but that did not stop China from stepping into the matter.

“The one-China principle is the common consensus of the international community, including India, and also serves as the political foundation for China to develop relations with any country,” said spokesperson Zhao Lijian.

Recently, Chinese Embassy in India has asked the Indian media to respect "one-China" stance against felicitation of Taiwan National Day. MEA had strongly stated that Indian media is free to report the matter as it sees fit.

“China is firmly opposed to any official exchanges of any form and the signing of any agreement of official nature between Taiwan and any country having diplomatic ties with China,” Zhao said further. On the issue of Australia also joining India, US and Japan for the Malabar naval exercise, the official said China believed military cooperation should be conducive to regional peace and stability.