Following the recent elections in Taiwan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan has restated its unwavering backing for the “one China” principle, TuraNews.kz reports.
The official statement emphasizes Kazakhstan’s unwavering position, affirming that it firmly supports the “one China” principle. The Ministry underscores the recognition of the government of the People’s Republic of China as the only legitimate governing body representing the entirety of China. Additionally, Kazakhstan acknowledges Taiwan as an integral and inseparable part of Chinese territory. The statement expresses support for the People’s Republic of China’s ongoing efforts to achieve peaceful reunification within the country.
Taiwan conducted elections on January 13, determining the leadership of the island’s administration and members of its Legislative Yuan (parliament). Lai Qingde, a representative of the Democratic Progressive Party of Taiwan and the current deputy head of administration, emerged victorious in the race for the island’s leadership, securing 40.05% of the votes.
Since 1949, Taiwan has maintained its own administration, established when forces led by Chiang Kai-shek fled there following their defeat in the Chinese Civil War against Mao Zedong’s communist forces. Despite Taiwan’s self-governance, Beijing regards Taiwan as one of its provinces, fueling ongoing political complexities in the region.