By: Ku Chuan and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, June 18 (CNA) Taiwan has expressed regret over China’s protest against Nicaragua for speaking
out on Taiwan’s behalf during the International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva on June 14.
According to media reports, Nicaragua’s representative called on the International Labour Organization (ILO) and its members at the conference to attach importance to the rights of Taiwan’s workers.
In a subsequent speech, a Chinese representative lodged a protest against Nicaragua, saying that the country was in violation of the “one-China” principle, and it asked all member countries to “stop infringing on China’s sovereignty.”
Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on Sunday thanking the Nicaraguan representative for speaking out for the rights Taiwanese workers are entitled to in the international community. [FULL STORY]