“Fire Is No Toy”: Philippine President Expresses Hope for Taiwan-China Relations

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China has taken strong objection to President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines expressing his desire to work with Taiwanese president-elect Lai Ching-te. In response, China summoned the Philippine ambassador and demanded a responsible explanation. Beijing sees Taiwan as its territory and has threatened to seize it if necessary. China does not have diplomatic relations with countries that recognize Taiwan and opposes any official communication by foreign powers with Taipei. Marcos’s remarks are seen as a violation of the One China Principle and a breach of the Philippines’ political commitments to China. China urges the Philippines to stop interfering in its internal affairs and sending wrong signals to pro-Taiwan independence forces. It also advises President Marcos to better educate himself on the history of the Taiwan issue.

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