Taiwan's Minister of Foreign Affairs rebuked Elon Musk for calling the island "an integral part of China," saying that Taiwan is "not for sale" and that it is also not a part of China. Listen up, Taiwan is neither for sale nor a member of the PRC. Joseph Wu, Taiwan's foreign minister, made the statement late on Wednesday on X, a platform that was once known as Twitter. The People's Republic of China, which is China's official name, is referred to as PRC.

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The statement was in reaction to what Musk had said at the recent All-In Summit in Los Angeles. "I believe I have a solid grasp of China. I've visited with top leadership there several times and at various levels for many years," Musk added. "As a foreigner, I feel like I have a pretty good understanding of China." Since the island's 1949 civil war-induced separation from the Chinese mainland, Taiwan has been administered separately from the mainland. Taiwan is still seen by Beijing as a portion of its territory that has to be unified with the mainland, possibly by force.

 The CEO of Tesla, X, and SpaceX, Elon Musk, said, "China's policy has been to reunite Taiwan with China. From their perspective, it may be comparable to Hawaii or something like, like an essential component of China that is unjustly excluded from being a part of China.

Elon Musk could also ask the Chinese Communist Party to open X to its people, Wu said in a tweet. "Hope Elon Musk can also ask the CCP to open X to its people. Perhaps he thinks banning it is a good policy, like turning off Starlink to thwart Ukraine's counterstrike against Russia," Wu said.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Ukraine both criticized the action. Musk has incurred the wrath of the self-governing island before. The businessman received criticism from Taiwan last October for saying that tensions between China and Taiwan may be eased if Beijing had some sort of authority over Taiwan.

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