The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Thursday welcomed the decision of Papua New Guinea (PNG) to close its trade office in China's Taiwan region.
Spokesperson Wang Wenbin told a regular press briefing in Beijing that the Chinese side highly praises and appreciates the measure taken by the PNG government.
"It shows again that the one-China principle is an overriding trend that enjoys popular support of the international community," said Wang.
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(Cover: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin speaks at a regular press briefing in Beijing, China, January 11, 2023. /Chinese Foreign Ministry)