In the presidential elections that took place on Saturday, as we reported, the ruling party's candidate, outgoing Vice President Lai Ching-tou, won 40.1% of the votes, and the voter turnout reached 71.9%.
We firmly oppose separatist activities aimed at Taiwan independence and foreign interference
– warned Chen Pinhua, spokesman for the Chinese office that deals with Taiwan affairs.
We still believe that the resolution of the Taiwan issue and national reunification are still reasonable, and that our resolve is rock-solid.
– Chen mentioned.
However, he added, China will work with major Taiwanese political parties, organizations and people to promote trade and cooperation and advance the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations as well as the cause of national reunification.
US President Joe Biden, as he left the White House after the election of Lai Ching-teo, told reporters that the United States does not support Taiwan independence.
Hours before the start of voting, the United States warned that it was unacceptable for any country to interfere in the elections.
Washington does not recognize Taiwan as a state and considers the government of the People's Republic of China the only legitimate government, but it is Taipei's largest supporter and provides significant military aid to the island.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken congratulated Lai Qing and the Taiwanese people. He stressed that the United States is “determined to maintain peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, and to resolve differences of opinion peacefully, without coercion or pressure.” He added that the United States intends to work with Lai and leaders of all Taiwan parties to develop their “long-term” informal relations in line with the “one-China” policy.
Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa welcomed the election of Lai Ching-tu and expressed his hope that issues related to Taiwan would be resolved “peacefully through dialogue.” He added that Japan expects Taiwan to continue to contribute to peace and stability in the region.
Russia supports China's position
Russian Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement published on the website of the Russian Ministry of Diplomacy on Saturday that, in light of the elections held in Taiwan, Russia confirms that it still considers the island an integral part of China.
The Russian side realizes that there is only one China in the world, that the government of the People's Republic of China is the only legitimate government that represents all of China, and that Taiwan is an integral part of China. The Russian side opposes any form of Taiwan independence. We call on all external powers to refrain from provocative actions that undermine regional stability and international security
The spokesman noted that Russia supports the measures taken by China to protect the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
“From our point of view, the relations between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait are purely China's internal affairs. The attempts of some countries to use Taiwan's elections to pressure Beijing and destabilize the situation in the Strait are counterproductive and deserve widespread condemnation from the international community,” the foreign affairs spokesman stressed.
Hungary also supports the one-China principle
“Hungary is interested in peace, tranquility and stability in the Southeast Asian region,” Tamas Mentzer, State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, wrote on his social media page on Saturday.
He added, “The situation in this region is particularly crucial from the point of view of global security as a whole.”
Therefore, the Hungarian government firmly supports the one-China principle when implementing its foreign policy