Question / Taiwan: Foreign Relations

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
UIN HL1926, tabled on 25 January 2024

The Marquess of Lothian

To ask His Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to strengthen bilateral relations with Taiwan, including UK ministerial meetings with the President-elect, William Lai Ching-te.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon

Answered on
8 February 2024

The UK’s longstanding position on Taiwan has not changed. The UK has no diplomatic relations with Taiwan but a strong, unofficial relationship based on deep and growing ties in a wide range of areas, and underpinned by shared democratic values. This relationship delivers significant benefits to both the UK and Taiwan and has featured a wide range of exchanges and visits, for example on trade, health and educational issues.