A spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in Germany clarified his position on the Taiwan related remarks of time weekly

A letter from a spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in Germany was published in the German times weekly on August 14 and 13, Berlin local time, by China News Agency, stating its position on the newspaper’s erroneous remarks about Taiwan on July 30. The spokesman of the Chinese Embassy in Germany pointed out in the letter that there is only one China in the world, and Taiwan has been an inseparable part of Chinese territory since ancient times. The one China principle is universally recognized by the international community, including the United Nations and Germany. On October 25, 1971, the 26th UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 2758 by an overwhelming majority, recognizing the government of the people’s Republic of China as the only legitimate representative of China in the UN organization, and restoring all the legitimate rights of the people’s Republic of China in the UN. On the basis of the one China principle, China has established formal diplomatic relations with 180 countries around the world. The spokesman stressed that the Taiwan issue is China’s internal affairs, related to China’s core interests and the national feelings of the Chinese people, and is not a so-called “democratic” issue. “Peaceful reunification, one country, two systems” is the best way to achieve national reunification. We are willing to strive for the prospect of peaceful reunification with our utmost sincerity and efforts. “Division is doomed to fail.