The Announcement on Shanghai Municipality’s Decision to Terminate Sister-City Relationship with the City of Prague of the Czech Republic
The administration of the city of Prague of the Czech Republic has repeatedly made wrongful moves on the Taiwan question and other issues that bear on the core interests of China, which has constituted a blatant interference in China’s internal affairs and a flagrant challenge to the One China principle. The Shanghai Municipal People’s Government and its people express our strong condemnation and solemn protest.
Given the fact that the political prerequisite and basis for the exchanges between the two cities no longer exist, the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government authorizes its Foreign Affairs Office to make this official announcement: Shanghai Municipality terminates its sister-city relationship with the city of Prague with immediate effect and suspends all official exchanges.
Mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit are the foundation of relations between China and the Czech Republic. We urge the administration of Prague to realize its mistakes as soon as possible, remove the negative impact through concrete actions, and adhere to the One China principle.
Shanghai Municipal Foreign Affairs Office
January 14, 2020