TAIBI (Taiwan News) – The Chinese Embassy in the Netherlands on Wednesday (January 13) strongly condemned the meeting between Pete Hoekstra, the American ambassador to Europe, and Taiwanese actor Chen Hsien-Hussain (陳欣 新).
The Chinese Embassy said the United States agreed to “recognize that the government of the People’s Republic of China is the only legitimate government of China” in the 1978 Joint Statement on Establishing Diplomatic Relations.
On January 9, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reported Pin up Washington will lift self-imposed restrictions on trade between US diplomats and officials and their Taiwanese counterparts. When Hoekstra heard this news, Hoekstra greeted Chen at the United States Embassy on January 12 and later tweeted that the two were “making a bit of history.”
Chen zei CNA That as soon as Hoekstra learned that the restrictions were lifted, he immediately invited her to the embassy to show his support for Taiwan and for relations between Washington and Taipei. The two diplomats also exchanged views on issues related to the Netherlands.
From Volkskrant is published Tuesday (January 12) Description of the meeting As a diplomatic precedent in The Hague. He noted that Chen, as Taiwan’s highest representative in the Netherlands, is an ambassador in everything but his name, but China will interpret the title of ambassador as a declaration of independence from Taiwan.
She added that any act of independence, whether it be Taiwan’s participation in international sporting events or the new version of its passport, would upset Beijing, which has not ruled out a military response.