Question / China: Taiwan

Q Asked by The Marquess of Lothian
Asked on: 22 October 2020

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Taiwan: China / HL9491

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by the US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien to the Aspen Security Forum on 16 October, what is their strategic assessment of the prospects of offensive action by the government of China against Taiwan.

A Answered by: Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Answered on: 5 November 2020

We are concerned by any action which raises tensions in the Taiwan Strait and risks destabilising the status quo. Her Majesty’s Government continues to monitor the situation closely, and considers the Taiwan issue one to be settled by the people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait through constructive dialogue.