Taiwan regrets China’s protest against Nicaragua at ILC

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-06-18

Taiwan says it regrets China’s protest against Nicaragua for speaking out on behalf of Taiwan at this year’s International Labor Conference (ILC) in Geneva on June 14.

According to media reports, Nicaragua’s representative to the conference called on the International Labor Organization, which runs the conference, and member countries to attach importance to the rights of Taiwanese workers.

Then, in a subsequent speech, a Chinese representative lodged a protest against Nicaragua, saying that the country was in violation of the “one-China” principle. The representative called on all member countries to “stop infringing on China’s sovereignty.”

Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on Sunday thanking Nicaragua for speaking out for the rights Taiwanese workers.    [FULL  STORY]

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