The Chinese Foreign Ministry has expressed grave concern over the reported signing of “investment protection agreement and other cooperation documents that are obviously official in character between Philippine authority and the Taiwan authority” on December 7.
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang said they have lodged representation to Philippines for the said matter.
“China has lodged representation with the Philippine side. We hope the Philippines will abide by the one-China principle and avoid having the Taiwan-related issue undermine the larger picture of China-Philippines relations,” Geng said during his December 8 regular press briefing.
He explained that China sees no objection to a country that has diplomatic ties with China conducting normal economic, trade and people-to-people exchanges with Taiwan.
However, he said his government firmly oppose a country with diplomatic relations with China to conduct any form of official engagement or signing any agreement or cooperation document with sovereign implication with Taiwan.