Liu made the remarks in response to the report that
Taiwan authorities congratulated on Kosovo's independence and might recognize
There is only one China in the world. The commonly
accepted consensus is that Taiwan is an inalienable part of the Chinese
territory and the government of the People's Republic of China is the sole
legitimate government representing the whole of China, said Liu.
"We firmly oppose to anyone or any organization under
any form to split Taiwan from the mainland. Any attempts that separates Taiwan
from the mainland is doomed to fail," Liu said.
Kosovo's parliament voted Sunday to adopt a
declaration of independence at an extraordinary session on its independence from
Kosovo was a southern autonomous province within
Serbia before the breakup of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Among its
population of 2 million, over 90 percent are ethnic Albanians and Serbs make up
about 7 percent.
Kosovo has been under UN administration since
mid-1999, after NATO air strikes drove out Serbian forces from the province.
UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Ambassador to
the United Nations Wang Guangya expressed "grave concern" here on Monday over
Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence, urging serious discussion on
the matter and a responsible response.
"China opposes unilateral actions and objects imposed
solutions by pressure," Wang told an emergency session of the UN Security
Council. Full story
BEIJING, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- China expressed grave concern
over Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence, said Chinese Foreign
Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao on Monday.
"Kosovo's unilateral act can produce a series of
results that will lead to seriously negative influence on peace and stability in
the Balkan region and on the realization of building a multi-ethnic society in
Kosovo, which China is deeply concerned about," said Liu. Full story