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EU pledges support to Taiwan amid growing tensions with China

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An European Parliament delegation announced its support for Taiwan and pledged to step up cooperation with the self-ruled island

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Amid growing tensions with , a European Parliament delegation has announced its support for and pledged to step up cooperation with the self-ruled island, which is also claimed by China.

The head of a European Parliament delegation which is on its first official visit to Taiwan said that it's ‘high time' for the European Union to step up cooperation with Taiwan.

“Europe is standing with you, by you, in the defence of freedom and the defence of rule of law and human dignity.”

The thirteen lawmakers from the EU Parliament's committee on foreign interference in democratic processes met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on the second day of their three-day visit.

“We came here with a very simple, very clear message. You are not alone,” said Raphael Glucksmann, the French chair of the committee. “It is high time for the European Union to step up its cooperation with Taiwan,” she said.

Tsai kept her welcome remarks short, calling the visit “highly significant” and saying Taiwan was willing to share its experience in combating disinformation and that it wants to build a “democratic alliance” against disinformation.

Last month, the European Parliament passed a resolution calling for the body to “intensify EU-Taiwan political relations.” The non-binding resolution also called for changing the name of the representative office in Taiwan to the European Union Office in Taiwan, and to establish a bilateral investment agreement with the island.

Meanwhile, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs spoke out against the visit, saying it “urges the European side to correct its mistakes and not to send any wrong signals to the separatist forces of Taiwan independence, so as to avoid serious impact on China-EU relations.”

Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said at a daily briefing that “the fact that Taiwan is part of China cannot be changed.” The visit comes amid growing support among Western countries for the democratic island, which China claims as part of its territory to be annexed by force if necessary, and rising negative perceptions toward Beijing.

China has sent an increasing number of fighter jets toward the island in a prolonged campaign of military harassment since at least last year when Taiwan began publicly releasing the data.

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