Beijing, which has long claimed the breakaway Taiwan as part of its own territory, said the two governments could present a united front against the tribunal's decision.
Taiwan resists Hague-based tribunal's South China Sea ruling →
While relations with the People’s Republic of China tend to improve, and a papal trip to China seems to be less of a dream and more of a possibility, Taiwan wanted to claim its long term link with China.
Beijing, Taipei, and the future of Vatican-Chinese relations →
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