Kenya Reaffirms support for One China policy

The Prime Cabinet Secretary and the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign and Diaspora Affairs Musalia Mudavadi has reaffirmed Kenya’s stand on the One China policy, emphasizing the need to respect territorial integrity and non-interference in domestic affairs of China.

This was during a meeting held on January 15, with the Chinese Ambassador to Kenya, Zhou Pingjian  where they discussed bilateral issues of mutual interest between the two nations.

Kenya’s stance comes amid the recently concluded Taiwan elections and the ongoing tensions with Beijing, which considers Taiwan to be a province gone rogue and has persistently pushed for Taiwan’s reunification with mainland China, even suggesting a full-scale invasion.

Kenya’s side reiterated that Taiwan is an inalienable part of Chinese territory, that there is only one China in the world and the Government of the People’s Republic of China is the sole legal government representing China.

The Kenyan government remains opposed to “Taiwan Independence” in whatever form and pledged support for China’s efforts to realize national reunification. The Chinese side welcomed the Kenyan side position.

China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning commented on the presidential election results of China’s Taiwan region in which Taiwan’s pro-sovereignty Democratic Progressive Party Candidate, Lai Ching-te won. “Whatever changes take place in Taiwan, the basic fact that there is only one China in the world and Taiwan is part of China will not change;” She noted.

Mao Ning affirmed that the Chinese government will remain steadfast in upholding the One China Principle and opposing “Taiwan independence” separatism, “two Chinas” and “one China, one Taiwan”

She reinforced that the international community’s prevailing consensus on upholding the one-China principle and long-standing and overwhelming adherence to this principle will not change.

“We believe that the international community will continue to adhere to the one-China principle, and understand and support the Chinese people’s just cause of opposing “Taiwan independence” separatist activities and striving to achieve national reunification.” She concluded.