Our policy on Taiwan clear, consistent: India says will promote trade, investment with disputed island nation
India's position on Taiwan was articulated by Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan while replying to a question in Rajya Sabha.
Despite strong economic and cultural links and Beijing's insistence that Taiwan must eventually be unified with it, only a small percentage of Taiwanese support such a union.
Beijing has ramped up pressure on Taiwan since President Tsai Ing-wen came to power in 2016, as she rejects its stance that the island is part of "one China".
Earlier in November, Taiwan opened a de facto embassy in Lithuania under the name of Taiwanese Representative Office. Lithuania also plans to open a representative office in Taiwan.
Taiwan has been self-ruled since the two sides split during a civil war in 1949, but China considers the island part of its own territory.
China protested the passage of a US Navy destroyer through the Taiwan Strait, calling it a deliberate move to undermine stability in the region.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Lithuania would “reap what it sows,” but gave no details.
'The world is changing in the Artificial Intelligence age, so setting a safe cyber security is necessary,' Prof Wang, Director, Science & Technology, Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre in India, said
Beijing has been stepping up its threat by sending fighter jets in combat formations into Taiwan’s buffer zone on a regular basis, along with longer-range missions into the Western Pacific.
Facing domestic pressures at home, both Biden and Xi seemed determined to lower the temperature in what for both sides is their most significant — and frequently turbulent — relationship.
Biden would have preferred to meet Xi in person, but the Chinese leader has not left his country since before the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Washington switched diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing in 1979, but an act of Congress passed that year requires the United States to provide weapons to Taiwan for self-defense.
The U.S. has strong but informal relations with Taiwan, and tensions have been rising between the U.S. and China over several issues including Hong Kong, the South China Sea, the coronavirus pandemic.
China has been stepping up its threats to use force to against Taiwan by holding military exercises and sending planes close to the island.
Taiwan lives under the constant threat of invasion by China, which sees the self-ruled democratic island as part of its territory to be brought into its fold, by force if necessary.