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Macron on Taiwan: Europe should not follow China or America

Macron on Taiwan: Europe should not follow China or America

According to French President Emmanuel Macron, Europe should follow its own strategy when it comes to Taiwan. “The worst thing is that the Europeans will become followers on this issue and have to follow the American style or the Chinese overreaction,” he was quoted as saying. magazine Politics.

Macron said in an interview that Europe should not contribute to escalating the conflict, but should continue its own position as a third pole between the United States and China. Politics and French newspaper Les Echos During his three-day visit to China this week.

China considers the democratically governed Taiwan as its territory. On Saturday, China launched a military exercise around the island in response to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s visit to the United States.

What the conflict is about:

The status of Taiwan is one of the main points of contention between the US and China. Like many countries, the United States does not maintain formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan, considering it the People’s Republic of China. However, the US supports the country with military equipment and is its most important arms supplier.

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