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China: Taiwan

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 175780, tabled on 25 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans the Government has to ensure British ships instigate freedom of navigation exercises in the straits between China and Taiwan.

Answered on

13 April 2021

Many international ships, both military and commercial, travel through the Taiwan Strait and such actions are routine and non-contentious. All activities conducted by the Royal Navy are and will be in accordance with international law.

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