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China protested the visit of a German Bundestag delegation to Taiwan.

"Taiwan is an inseparable part of Chinese territory." The government of the People’s Republic is the only legitimate government in all of China, a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry told the dpa news agency.

According to the spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, the Chinese government calls on the FRG deputies to respect the principle of "one China," to immediately stop contacts with separatist forces advocating Taiwan independence, and to send "negative signals" to the separatists.

The PRC Foreign Ministry spokesman also stressed that the reluctance of the ruling Progress Party in Taiwan to recognize the "one China" principle and their "constant provocations" are the main reasons for the current situation.

Earlier, a six-member German Bundestag delegation arrived in Taiwan for a five-day visit, despite the protests of the Chinese side.

The delegation headed by the Christian Democrat Klaus-Peter Willsch intended to get acquainted with the security situation in Taiwan, as well as with political and economic life on the island, reports DW.

The Bundestag deputies are scheduled to meet with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, Vice President Lai Chinte, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu and the head of parliament You Si-kun.

Earlier, Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and a delegation of the U.S. Congress visited Taiwan. This led to a sharp escalation of tensions between China and the United States.

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