Taiwanese Delegation in Prague to Boost Ties; China Protests

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The curate  of nationalist  improvement  Kung Ming-hsin addresses media during a property   league  successful  Prague, Czech Republic, connected  Oct. 25, 2021. (Petr David Josek/AP Photo)

The curate of nationalist improvement Kung Ming-hsin addresses media during a property league successful Prague, Czech Republic, connected Oct. 25, 2021. (Petr David Josek/AP Photo)

PRAGUE—Taiwanese authorities ministers were visiting the Czech superior connected Monday accompanied by dozens of concern and probe representatives to boost commercialized and investment, a determination that has angered China.

Minister of National Development Kung Ming-hsin is starring a delegation of 66 officials representing concern and probe groups and organizations, including biotechnology, greenish energy, accusation technology, machinery, and tourism.

Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu volition sojourn aboriginal successful the week.

The Chinese authorities has protested, threatening unspecified retaliatory steps.

Taiwan relies connected specified exchanges to antagonistic the Chinese regime’s efforts to isolate the self-governing land that Beijing claims arsenic its ain territory, to beryllium annexed by subject unit if it deems necessary. Taiwan is simply a de facto autarkic country, with its ain military, democratically-elected government, and constitution.

The Czech Republic, similar astir countries, has nary ceremonial diplomatic ties with Taiwan, but maintains robust informal contacts. Taiwan’s high-tech companies are besides important investors successful the Czech Republic.

The ties betwixt Prague and Taipei were boosted by past year’s travel to Taiwan by the talker of the Czech parliament’s precocious house, the Senate, Milos Vystrcil. He was accompanied by much than 80 representatives from government, business, and academia, drafting beardown disapproval from the Chinese regime.

Vystrcil and different elder officials successful the Senate, unneurotic with representatives of authorities concern and tourer agencies and concern groups, are scheduled to conscionable the members of the Taiwanese delegation.

During the pandemic, Taiwan sent the Czech Republic instrumentality to marque prime look masks portion the Czechs donated coronavirus vaccines to Taiwan.

The delegation is besides visiting 2 different European Union countries, Slovakia and Lithuania.

Epoch Times unit contributed to this report

The Associated Press

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