World Reaction to Taiwan Election Result

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In a statement carried on China’s state Xinhua news agency, Chen Binhua, a spokesperson for the office, said the results showed the Democratic Progressive Party cannot represent mainstream public opinion on the island.
“We do not support independence…” Biden said. Hours ahead of the polls opening, Washington had warned” it would be unacceptable” for “any” country to interfere in the election.
Blinken congratulated Lai on his victory and the people of Taiwan for “demonstrating the strength of their robust democratic system and electoral process.
British Foreign Secretary David Cameron congratulated Lai on his win and said he hoped Taiwan and China would renew efforts to resolve their differences peacefully.
Japan offered congratulations for Lai’s election and the smooth vote, Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa said in a statement.

“We expect that the issue surrounding Taiwan will be resolved peacefully through dialogue, thereby contributing to the peace and stability in the region,” the statement said.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, commenting after the vote, said Moscow continued to view Taiwan as an integral part of China.
President of France’s lower house of parliament Yael Braun-Pivet said “I extend my congratulations to Chingte Lai for his election as president of Taiwan. All my best wishes to Taiwanese democracy and to its voters, many of whom are going to the polls. More than ever, we must continue to work together to defend law and peace across the Strait,” Braun-Pivet said in a post on X.

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