The Chinese embassy had circulated a ‘letter’ to Indian media personnel to saying that they should not use terminology that indicated that the island state had an independent existence.
Date: Oct 8, 2020
New Delhi: A day after the Chinese embassy asked the Indian media not to violate ‘One China’ policy, India on Monday asserted that a “free media” will report “issues as it sees fit”.
On Wednesday, Chinese embassy circulated a ‘letter’ to media personnel to remind them ahead of Taiwan’s national day that it should not use terminology that indicated that the island state had an independent existence.
During the weekly briefing on Thursday, India’s ministry of external affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava was asked for a response on the instructions sent by the Chinese embassy.
“There is a free media that reports on issues as it sees fit,” replied Srivastava. He didn’t reiterate India’s ‘one-China’ policy which does not officially recognise Taiwan and refers to Tibet as part of China. [FULL STORY]