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Russia does not accept Taiwan independence in any form

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Moscow, Dec 18, Itar-Tass/ACSNA/IRNA -- Russia does not accept 
independence of Taiwan in any form, the Russian Foreign Ministry`s 
spokesman Alexander Yakovenko said on Saturday, commenting on the 
Chinese parliament`s consideration of a draft law combating 
separatism. 
In Russia`s view, there is only one China in the world. The 
Chinese government is the only legitimate government representing all 
China, and Taiwan is China`s integral part, Yakovenko said. "We do not
accept the concept of `two Chinas` or `one China and one Taiwan`. 
Russia consistently supports China`s efforts for peaceful 
settlement of the Taiwan problem, the diplomat noted. 
In accordance with the Russian-Chinese treaty on neighborly 
relations, friendship and cooperation (July 16, 2001), Russia supports
China`s policy for protection of the state unity and territorial 
integrity, the Foreign Ministry spokesman said. 
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