Australian Government Says Politicians Can Communicate with Taiwan without Chinese Interference

Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong stated that Australian legislators have the right to communicate with Taiwan amid threats made by China on Monday, June 3rd.

China warned Australian officials about attending the inauguration of Taiwanese President William Lai and Vice President Hsiao Bi-khim on May 20th.

While at the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Committee meeting, Wong was asked about the threats from China. She claimed that foreign governments have no right to interfere with interactions with Taiwan.

Wong also claimed that members of Australia’s main political parties have traveled to Taiwan previously.