Scott Morrison Draws Fire For 'One Country Two Systems' Comment In Relation To China And Taiwan

Scott Morrison Draws Fire For 'One Country Two Systems' Comment In Relation To China And Taiwan

Australia maintains a one-China policy on Taiwan, which means it does not recognize the self-governing island as a state.

Andrew H. Sweet
Andrew H. Sweet
  • But it only "acknowledges" Beijing's position that Taiwan is merely a rebellious province of the People's Republic of China and still supports Taiwan's participation in international organizations.
  • That ambiguity helps Australia to maintain trade, education, and diplomatic ties with Taiwan.
  • PM Morrison's gaffe caught immediate attention because it made it appear that he was endorsing China's position on Taiwan.
  • There's been no formal response from Taiwan, but one source inside its government played down the significance of the controversy when contacted by the ABC.

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