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Taiwan: Armed Conflict

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 127860, tabled on 19 January 2023

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has held discussions with the (a) Chancellor of the Exchequer and (b) Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the potential impact on the British economy of third-country military action against Taiwan.

Answered on

24 January 2023

Our approach towards China and the Indo-Pacific is coordinated across Government at the highest level. Work is underway to update the Integrated Review to ensure we continue to invest in the alliances and capabilities we need, while strengthening our supply chain security and economic resilience. The UK's longstanding position on Taiwan has not changed. The UK has a clear interest in peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. We consider the Taiwan issue one to be settled peacefully by the people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait through constructive dialogue, without the threat or use of force or coercion.

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