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Friday, July 14, 2017, 22:39
China reaffirms position on the one-China principle
By Xinhua
Friday, July 14, 2017, 22:39 By Xinhua

This Sept 26, 2016 photo shows Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang briefs the media in Beijing, China. (Photo / Xinhua)

BEIJING - A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Friday that the one-China principle has become the general consensus of the international community.     

Any attempt to create "two Chinas" or "one China, one Taiwan" will be firmly opposed by the Chinese people

Geng Shuang, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson 

It was reported that Taiwan's current leader, Tsai Ing-wen, issued a "most heartfelt welcome" to visiting Paraguayan president Horacio Cartes. Tsai said on Twitter that Taiwan and Paraguay signed new economic cooperation agreements.     

China and Paraguay do not have diplomatic ties, and Paraguay is Taiwan's only so-called "diplomatic ally" in South America at present.    

"Any attempt to create 'two Chinas' or 'one China, one Taiwan' will be firmly opposed by the Chinese people," Geng Shuang said, adding that such an attempt is not in accordance with the fundamental interest of the people of Taiwan.      

The spokesperson urged the Taiwan authority to come back to the right track set in the 1992 Consensus, which affirms that both sides of the Straits belong to one and the same China.     

"We also advised some people in Taiwan not to have a very limited outlook or deceive themselves and others," Geng said.    

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