Chinese embassy in India interfering with press freedom: Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 10/17/2020
By: Emerson Lim and Chen Yun-yu

Ministry of Foreign Affairs. CNA file photo

Taipei, Oct. 17 (CNA) The Taiwan government said Saturday that the Chinese embassy in India was attempting to interfere with press freedom there when it wrote a letter to a TV channel, protesting the airing of an interview with Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮).

In a statement issued Saturday, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said the Chinese government continues to meddle in Taiwan's engagement with other countries and international organizations, despite the fact that it does not control Taiwan.

"Actions that violate basic values such as democracy and freedom, including interference with freedom of expression and freedom of the press, will naturally be rejected by the freedom-loving people of Taiwan and India," MOFA said.

MOFA's statement was in response to a letter of protest sent by the Chinese embassy in New Delhi to the TV channel India Today, after the broadcast of an interview with Wu on Thursday.

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