China hails PNG for closing trade office in Taiwan

A man runs in front of the Taipei 101 skyscraper in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, on Oct 1, 2019. (CHEN BIN / XINHUA)

BEIJING – China appreciates Papua New Guinea (PNG) for closing its trade office in Taiwan, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said Thursday.

Wang made the remarks at a daily news briefing when answering a relevant query.

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"China highly recognizes and applauds it," Wang said, adding that it proves again that following the one-China principle is an internationally popular trend.