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China’s threat against the Czech Republic

Dear Mr.Borrell,

The recent visit of 90 Czech government officials and representatives of business, cultural and scientific institutions to Taiwan has been called a ‘despicable act’ by China. We as Czechs are told via our head of the Senate that we will pay a ‘heavy price’ for engaging in diplomacy with other countries.

I ask you to express to your Chinese counterparts what the European solidarity means – that a threat against one Member State is a threat against all of us. That we truly are united in diversity and our global interest is to promote democracy and freedom and fight oppression. Mr Borrell, you have been chosen to, among other tasks, strengthen the EU’s capacity to promote its values and interests globally. It is thus in your hands to draw a red line for China and stand up for our values.

Following the 'one-China' policy, the EU does not have diplomatic or formal political relations with Taiwan. We need to change this. Moreover, we should further intensify our economic ties and explore the merits of an EU-Taiwan Free Trade Agreement. Taiwan is a peaceful and prosperous democracy that deserves our cooperation and support.

Markéta Gregorová, MEP

Alviina Alametsä, MEP

Patrick Breyer, MEP

Dorien Rookmaker, MEP

Salima Yenbou, MEP

Marcel Kolaja, MEP

Mikuláš Peksa, MEP

Carles Puigdemont i Casamajó, MEP

Antoni Comin i Oliveres, MEP

Clara Ponsatí i Obiols, MEP

Francois-Xavier Bellamy, MEP

Alice Kuhnke, MEP

Pär Holmgren, MEP

Jakop Dalunde, MEP

Raphaël Glucksmann, MEP

Thomas Waitz, MEP

Monika Vana, MEP

Anna Fotyga, MEP

Rasa Jukneviciene, MEP

Eugen Jurzyca, MEP

Radka Maxová, MEP

Jordi Solé, MEP

Ilona Svenja Hahn, MEP

Diana Riba i Giner, MEP

(the list of signatories is continously updated)