China appreciates that the Qatari government adheres to the one-China principle and handles related matters in accordance with the usual practice of international sports events, a spokesperson said on Monday.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin made the remarks at a routine press briefing after FIFA World Cup Qatar changed the expression "Taiwan" on their registration platform to "Chinese Taipei".
Wang pointed out that Taiwan is part of China.
"Adhering to the one-China principle is a basic norm governing international relations and the common consensus of the international community," he said.
(Compiled by Meng Gaohan)