Taiwan: China State-run Media Libels Taipei’s Diplomatic Actions

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Taiwan’s Foreign Affairs Ministry accused China’s state-run tabloid of defaming its minister’s diplomatic European visits by categorizing them arsenic “monetary diplomacy” and “dividing Europe’s Chinese policy.”

Jau-shieh Joseph Wu, the Taiwanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, visited Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Belgium for astir a week successful precocious October. The 3 countries person diplomatic relations with China, and Taipei has economical and taste offices successful them.

During the trip, Wu received a Foreign VIP Laureates medal from the Czech senate, and successfully invited a committee of the European Parliament, the Special Committee connected Foreign Interference successful each Democratic Processes successful the European Union, including Disinformation, to sojourn Taiwan successful aboriginal November.

Disliking Taiwan’s diplomatic success, Chinese Foreign Affairs Ministry and state-run Global Times publically called Wu a Taiwan independency activist. Global Times adjacent gave a mendacious study astir Wu’s European trip, connected Oct. 27.

Epoch Times Photo Miloš Vystrčil, the President of the Czech Senate, presents a metallic medal to Jau-shieh Joseph Wu, the Taiwanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, successful Prague, Czech Republic connected Oct. 27, 2021. (Supplied by Taiwan’s Foreign Affairs Ministry)

Taiwan’s Statement

Taiwan’s Foreign Affairs Ministry published a connection connected Oct. 29, which said that the Global Times libeled Wu’s sojourn by reporting it arsenic “monetary diplomacy” and “dividing Europe’s Chinese policy” without “any fact” nor “evidence.”

“A state-run media fell to the level of lone lying and publishing fake news. This truly tin lone beryllium done successful the autocratic and totalitarian communist China,” the connection said. “Only the propaganda cause of a Communist Party, which doesn’t respect ideology nor regularisation of law, has this benignant of mindset.”

The connection clarified that Wu’s European sojourn focused connected emphasizing the ideology and state that Taiwan shares with Europe, arsenic good arsenic promoting bilateral commercialized and manufacture co-development.

Epoch Times Photo Tsai Ing-wen, president of Taiwan, meets with a delegation from the European Parliament successful Taipei, Taiwan connected Nov. 4, 2021. (Supplied by Taiwanese Presidential Office Building)

Beijing’s Anger

The Beijing authorities person ever been aggravated astatine the Taipei government’s diplomatic activities, and criticized immoderate authorities that has relationship with Taiwan arsenic “interfering successful China’s home affairs, and undermining the bid and stableness successful the region.”

Wu, Taiwan Foreign Affairs Minister since February 2018, is often targeted by Beijing. Witnessing Wu’s success, seems to enrage the Chinese regime.

Zhao Lijian, spokesperson for China’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, chose antagonistic words to picture Wu and the Taiwanese government on Oct. 26, “The existent intent of Wu’s diplomatic visits is promoting Taiwan independence, creating an illusion of 1 China and 1 Taiwan, and damaging China’s relations with countries with diplomatic relations.”

Air-Force-F-16 A Taiwanese Air Force F-16 successful foreground flies connected the flank of a Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) H-6 bomber arsenic it passes adjacent Taiwan connected Feb. 10, 2020. (Republic of China (ROC) Ministry of National Defense via AP)

The Chinese authorities claims Taiwan arsenic its own, contempt the information that Taiwan is simply a de facto autarkic country, with its ain military, democratically-elected government, and constitution.

In past decades, the Beijing authorities has tried its champion to artifact the Taiwanese authorities from joining immoderate planetary organizations including the World Health Organization, and participating successful immoderate planetary conferences including the United Nations.

The Chinese authorities besides targeted the countries that person diplomatic relations with Taiwan. It utilized large investments arsenic bait, and convinced 7 countries to power knots from Taipei to Beijing from 2016 to 2019.

Beijing’s existent people is the Vatican, the lone authorities that Taiwan maintains diplomatic relations with successful the developed world.

At present, Taiwan has diplomatic relations with 15 countries globally including successful the Pacific, Africa, and Latin America.

Nicole Hao


Nicole Hao is simply a Washington-based newsman focused connected China-related topics. Before joining the Epoch Media Group successful July 2009, she worked arsenic a planetary merchandise manager for a railway concern successful Paris, France.

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