Today Saturday, Beijing strongly reacted to his election Lai Ching-te (or William Lai), in the presidency of Taiwan who is in favor of the independence of the island.

China interpreted that the reunification with Taiwan is “inevitable”. The election “will not prevent the inevitable trend towards reunification with China,” said Chen Binghua, a spokesman for the Chinese office in charge of relations with Taiwan, according to the New China agency. He argued that the election results showed that Lai’s Democratic Progressive Party does not represent public opinion on the island.

In Washington, President Joe Biden said the US “does not support” Taiwan independence.

In Moscow, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said after the announcement of the election victory of Lai, the candidate of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party, that Russia continues to consider Taiwan integral part of China.

From Brussels, the European Union “welcomed” the holding of the presidential and parliamentary elections in Taiwan and “congratulated” with its statement “all the voters who participated in this democratic exercise”, without however naming the elected president Lai.

“The EU is still to worry about rising tensions in the Taiwan Strait and opposes any unilateral initiative that aims to modify the status quo,” said the statement of the representative of the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell. “The EU underlines that peace and stability in the strait are essential for security and prosperity in the region and the world.”