Czech senator who visited Taiwan skewers China

Lumir Aschenbrenner points out how ‘one China does not exist'

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/09/13
By: Jules Quartly, Taiwan News, Contributing Writer

Rebel Pepper depicts Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen receiving plaudits while Chinese leader Xi Jinping rides Han Kuo-yu. (Twitter, Lumír Aschenbrenner photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Czech Senator Lumir Aschenbrenner has turned on China after it promised to ban “everyone who accompanied the president of the Senate” on a diplomatic mission to Taiwan.

The senator was one of around 90 Czechs who landed in Taiwan at the end of August along with Senate President Milos Vystrcil. In a tweet, Aschenbrenner attacked the notion of “one China”:

“The China Daily writes that everyone who accompanied the President of the Senate @Vystrcil_Milos in Taiwan, will be banned from entering China. So (am) I. Because I can go to Taiwan at any time, it is another irrefutable proof that one China does not exist.”

There was widespread support for Aschenbrenner’s position; a netizen called Berejser said: “I cannot enter China. I can enter Taiwan. Therefore, Taiwan is not China. Flawless.” Another, Jace Ko, wrote, “One Taiwan, one nation. Thank you for being on the frontline in Europe standing up against China,”    [FULL  STORY]

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