(MENAFN) In a statement published on Thursday, the Chinese embassy in London condemned a visit to Taiwan by the British Parliament's Foreign Affairs committee as a breach of the "One China" concept.
The House of Commons delegation flew to Taipei "despite China's stern rejection," according to the embassy, and such a "flagrant breach of the one-China principle and a severe intervention in China's domestic affairs" sends a "very incorrect signal" to separatists on the island.
“Moves of the UK side that undermine China’s interests will be met with forceful responses from the Chinese side,” the embassy highlighted, advising London to halt the interfering in Beijing’s domestic affairs.
Alicia Kearns, a Conservative MP, leads the parliamentary delegation. Kearns asked Taiwanese Premier Su Tseng-chang to visit London on Thursday "to see more of our people, culture, and communities, and how we attempt to represent our communities in parliament," according to Reuters. On Friday, the delegation will meet with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen.
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