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Opinions on One-China principle collide

Chinese protesters outside the US Embassy in Lisbon on Tuesday: “We are one China, and Taiwan is part of China.”

The One-China principle is omnipresent in every official statement on Taiwan policy and is a standard part of diplomatic interaction with China. In the heated situation following the visit of Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, to Taipei, however, it has once again become clear that all parties involved China, Taiwan and the United States interpret the principle differently. The US and China accuse each other of undermining the status quo on the Taiwan Strait and this includes the perception of the One-China principle.

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