Question / China: Taiwan

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
UIN HL1583, tabled on 15 January 2024

The Marquess of Lothian

To ask His Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the levels of tension between the governments of Taiwan and China following the presidential elections that took place in Taiwan on 13 January.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon

Answered on
29 January 2024

The elections that took place on 13 January are testament to Taiwan’s vibrant democracy. The UK has a clear interest in peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. We consider the Taiwan issue one to be settled peacefully by the people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait through constructive dialogue, without the threat or use of force or coercion. We have restated the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait alongside our G7 partners.