Remarks of the Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in Ireland on the China-related motion passed by Seanad Éireann
2021-12-02 19:50

On 1st Dec, Seanad Éireann passed a China-related motion. The motion blatantly violates the one-China principle and wantonly interferes in China’s internal affairs. The Chinese side expresses its strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to the motion.

There is only one China in the world. The Government of the People's Republic of China is the sole legal government of China, and Taiwan is an inalienable part of Chinese territory. It is a shared consensus of the international community and a universally-recognized norm governing international relations. The one-China principle is the political foundation of bilateral relations between China and Ireland. Issues concerning Taiwan, Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Xizang are purely China's internal affairs and cannot be the subject of any external interference. The resolve of the Chinese people to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity is unswerving. The Chinese people have the best say in the human rights situation in China, and any attempt to smear China with so-called “human rights” and obstruct China’s development and stability is doomed to fail.

We urge those Irish politicians to respect China's national sovereignty and territorial integrity, respect the Chinese people’s aspiration to realize national reunification as much as they respect the Irish people’s aspiration to realize national reunification, and abide by the one-China principle, so as to preserve the healthy development of China-Ireland relations.