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China’s opposition with India over a rare visit by a Taiwanese MPs

China has blocked a rare visit by a Taiwanese parliamentary delegation, warning New Delhi to follow the “One-China” policy and not have any official contact with Taipei. Harshly criticising the visit, foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shung said Beijing had lodged a “solemn representation” with New Delhi to not have any official contact with Taiwan.

Beijing was always different any kind of official contact between Taiwan and countries that have diplomatic ties with China, he said.

Geng spoke against any proposal to upgrade India-Taiwan ties, and warned India to be strict about following the “One-China” policy and be “prudent” about its ties with Taiwan.

India doesn’t maintain formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan, an island off the southeastern coast of China that has a democratic government and a free press. The official visit of the Taiwanese delegation is a possible sign that both countries are attempting to increase political engagement without New Delhi moving away from the One-China policy.

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