Question / Taiwan: Sovereignty

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
UIN HL12714, tabled on 28 January 2021

Baroness Hoey

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to recognise Taiwan as an independent country.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon

Answered on
11 February 2021

The UK’s longstanding position on Taiwan has not changed. The UK does not have diplomatic relations with Taiwan but we do have a strong, unofficial relationship, based on dynamic commercial, educational and cultural ties. The Taiwan issue is one to be settled peacefully by the people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait, through constructive dialogue.