Cui Tiankai calls delegation ‘lackeys’

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Taipei Times
Date: Jan 26, 2017
By: Nadia Tsao / Staff reporter in Washington

Chinese Ambassador to Washington Cui Tiankai (崔天凱) on Tuesday characterized Taiwanese officials

Chinese Ambassador to the US Cui Tiankai speaks at a news conference in Washington yesterday. Photo: CNA

as having a “lackey mentality” after a Taiwanese delegation met with US politicians.

Led by former premier Yu Shyi-kun (游錫堃), the delegation visited the US to attend US President Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony in Washington on Friday last week.

Cui said on the sidelines of a Lunar New Year reception at the Chinese embassy that “there have been some opportunistic politicians from Taiwan making some petty moves” while the US is undergoing an administration change.

“Some people think that they have met somebody after coming to the US and felt self-complacent about it; I consider it a kind of lackey mentality,” Cui said.    [FULL  STORY]

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