Question / Taiwan: Sovereignty

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
UIN HL11344, tabled on 10 December 2020

Lord Field of Birkenhead

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to coordinate international partners to support Taiwan’s sovereignty.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon

Answered on
23 December 2020

Our international partners are aware of the UK’s longstanding position on Taiwan, which has not changed. The Taiwan issue is one to be settled peacefully by the people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait, through constructive dialogue. 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.