“The aggressiveness is coming from Beijing”

An “attempt to change the status quo [of Taiwan] by force or only threatening to do so” was “unacceptable”, said Johannes Vogel, Chief Whip of the FDP parliamentary group in the German Bundestag in a joint DW interview alongside Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann, chair of the German Bundestag’s defense committee. Vogel added “the aggressiveness is coming from Beijing. And so it’s important to call that out.” Strack-Zimmermann and fellow liberal lawmaker Vogel spoke to DW in a joint exclusive interview during their visit to Taiwan.

Their delegation, which included several other FDP members, met with Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen and Taiwanese lawmakers.