Diplomatic Allies Sending Warning Signs: MOFA Minister 吳釗燮:中國威脅增 我部分邦交國出現預警

The 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China has ended. Foreign Affairs Minister Joseph Wu surmised on Oct. 26 that the Chinese threat to Taiwan will increase but this is also an opportunity for Taiwan to make some new international friends.


The 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China has ended. During the congress, Chinese leader Xi Jinping said China will never renounce the right to use force to take Taiwan and he also secured a third term. Foreign Affairs Minister Joseph Wu told the legislature on Oct. 26 that he is closely following developments and he believes the threat that China poses to Taiwan will grow bigger.

Joseph Wu, Foreign Affairs Minister: “China's attempts to suppress us in the international community probably won't change. If there is any change, then it will only intensify. This is also a pretty good opportunity for us to forge some new international friendships.”

Changes were made to China's top foreign affairs personnel, and Wu believes China's wolf warrior diplomacy will continue and definitely intensify. Will Taiwan's formal diplomatic relations be affected? Wu admitted he is seeing cracks and Taiwan is receiving warning signs from diplomatic allies.

Lo Chih-cheng, Legislator (DPP): “Will our pressure become greater?”
Joseph Wu, Foreign Affairs Minister: “Yes. I'll be frank. We have indeed seen some bits of intelligence that are warning signs, and we are in the midst of earnestly verifying and handling this intelligence. I hope our diplomatic allies won't be influenced by China.”

Vice President William Lai is scheduled to visit diplomatic ally Palau in November. President Tsai Ing-wen has not made any official trips abroad since the start of the pandemic. Wu said the president has no plans to travel abroad this year even though the epidemic situation is improving, but she could travel abroad next year.

 

 

中共二十大結束,習近平喊出絕不承諾放棄使用武力,展開第3任期,對台恫嚇是否加大?外交部長吳釗燮出席立法院報告,表示正在密切關注,認為中國對於台灣的威脅應該是會加劇。

外交部長吳釗燮分析:「中國在國際社會上面封殺我們的這個做法,應該是不會改變,如果會改變的話,只有可能會加劇,也是一個我們建立國際友誼的一個不錯的機會。」

這次中國外交人事也有所變動,吳釗燮預期戰狼外交模式會持續,表現一定會更加強勢。而我國的邦交狀況是否會受到衝擊,吳釗燮也坦承看到蛛絲馬跡,有些邦交國的確有預警情資。

面對民進黨立委羅致政提問「我們的壓力會不會越來越大」,外交部長吳釗燮坦言會,「的確我們有看到一些預警的情資,我們都在針對這些預警的情資,做很認真的查證和處理當中。希望我們的邦交,是不會受到中國的影響。」

副總統賴清德11月將出訪友邦帛琉,至於總統蔡英文疫情爆發之後就沒有出訪,現在疫情趨緩後是否有安排?吳釗燮表示,根據了解,總統今(2022)年沒有出訪規劃,但是明年出訪有機會,會來做規劃。

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