Question / China: Airspace

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
UIN 174740, tabled on 24 March 2021

Andrew Rosindell

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of the increase in the number of intrusions by Chinese warplanes into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone in 2021.

Nigel Adams

Answered on
13 April 2021

The UK’s longstanding position on Taiwan has not changed. We are concerned by any action which raises tensions in the region and risks destabilising the status quo. HMG considers the Taiwan issue one to be settled peacefully by the people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait through constructive dialogue.