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Angered by Beijing's objection to the Christmas congratulatory message between Lai Ching Te and PM Modi, Taiwan gave China a befitting reply – India TV Hindi

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Lai Ching-te, President of Taiwan.

New Delhi: Taiwan said on Friday that China's “displeasure” over the “cordial” talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Taiwanese President Lai Ching-te was completely unjustified as threats and intimidation never lead to friendship. The comment by Taiwan's foreign ministry came a day after China protested against the exchange of messages between Modi and Lai. China had said it opposes all official contacts between Taiwan and countries that have diplomatic relations with Beijing.

Taiwan's Foreign Ministry wrote on Twitter: “China's anger over the cordial interaction between the leaders of the two democracies is completely unjustified. Terror and intimidation never promote friendship.” “Taiwan is committed to building a partnership with India based on mutual benefit and shared values,” it said. On Wednesday, Lai congratulated Modi on the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) victory in the Lok Sabha elections and said Taiwan looked forward to further cementing the “fast-growing” relations between the two sides. “My warmest congratulations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his election victory. We look forward to further expanding the fast-growing partnership between Taiwan and India and expanding our cooperation in trade, technology and other areas to contribute to peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region,” he posted on Twitter.

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Responding to this congratulatory message in a post on X, Modi said, “Lai Ching-te, thank you for your warm message. I look forward to closer ties with Taiwan by working towards a mutually beneficial economic and technological partnership.” Responding to these messages, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Mao Ning said on Thursday that China has protested to India on this matter.

China described Taiwan as an indivisible part

Mao said, “There is no such thing as a 'president' for the Taiwan region.” He said, “As for your question, China is opposed to any form of official interaction between the Taiwan authorities and countries that have diplomatic relations with China. There is only one China in the world. Taiwan is an inseparable part of the territory of the People's Republic of China.” Mao said, “The one-China principle is a generally accepted norm in international relations and there is consensus on it in the international community.” He said, “India has made serious political commitments in this regard and is expected to recognize, be vigilant and oppose the political moves of the Taiwan authorities. China has lodged a protest with India in this regard.” (Language)

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