Macron's Warnings on Taiwan Crisis and European Unity
During an interview on a China trip, Macron warned against getting involved in a Taiwan crisis influenced by "American rhythm and a Chinese overreaction." He also urged the European Union to reduce its dependence on the United States and become a "third pole" in global affairs.
Taiwanese Official Questions France's Commitment to Freedom
Taiwan parliament speaker, You Si-kun took to Facebook to question France's dedication to freedom, referring to the French motto "liberté, égalité, fraternité." He wondered if advanced democratic nations could ignore the lives and deaths of people in other countries and expressed his puzzlement over Macron's actions.
China's Military Exercises Following Taiwan President's US Visit
China has conducted military exercises near Taiwan since President Tsai Ing-wen's return from a US trip, where she met with US House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
France's Role in Taiwan Strait Peace Efforts
Despite having no formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan, France maintains a de facto embassy in Taipei and supports peace in the Taiwan Strait alongside other US allies.
Taiwan's Foreign Ministry Responds to Macron's Comments
Taiwan's foreign ministry acknowledged Macron's remarks but downplayed their significance, thanking France for its continued support for peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait through various international platforms.