On August 18, foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian presided over a regular press conference. A reporter asked questions about the establishment of “representative offices” between the Taiwan authorities and Somaliland. Zhao Lijian said that there is only one China in the world. Taiwan is an integral part of China. The one China principle is a universally recognized norm in international relations and a common consensus in the international community. China firmly opposes the establishment of official institutions or any form of official exchanges between Taiwan and Somaliland. The authorities will never succeed in their attempts to engage in separatist activities in the international arena.