|Wang Yi: Establishing and Developing Normal Relations with China Is an Unstoppable Trend of the Times|
On 10 December 2021, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi spoke to the media after his virtual meeting with Nicaragua’s Foreign Minister Denis Moncada.
State Councilor Wang Yi said that in his first virtual meeting with Foreign Minister Moncada, the two sides officially confirmed all the contents in the Joint Communiqué on the resumption of diplomatic relationsbetween China and Nicaragua. China welcomes the Nicaraguan government’s political decision to sever “diplomatic relations” with Taiwan and resume diplomatic ties with the People’s Republic of China. Nicaragua has thus become the 181st country to have normal diplomatic relations with China.
State Councilor Wang Yi stressed that Taiwan is a part of China, and that the government of the People’s Republic of China is the sole legal government representing the whole of China, including the Taiwan region. This is a clear and simple fact that can be easily understood. There are still a few countries in the world that maintain “diplomatic ties” with Taiwan. The reason behind this is that the Taiwan authorities are engaged in “dollar diplomacy” in negligence of the well-being of the people in Taiwan. Another reason is that the United States continues to exert all kinds of pressure on these countries.
State Councilor Wang Yi pointed out that the US action is a typical example of outright double standards. Having established diplomatic relations with China as early as 40-plus years ago, in what position is the US to stop other sovereign countries from making their own choices? Sooner or later, these countries will establish or resume normal diplomatic relations with China in accordance with the spirit of Resolution 2758 adopted by the United Nations General Assembly 50 years ago. It is just a matter of time because this is an unstoppable trend of the times.