MOFA condemns PRC over Fiji fracas

TAKES THE CAKE: Chinese diplomats tried to take photographs of people attending a National Day event in Suva, before reportedly assaulting a Taiwanese diplomat

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 20, 2020
By: Lu Yi-hsuan and Dennis Xie / Staff reporter, with staff writer

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Department of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Director-General Larry Tseng, at podium, answers questions from member of the legislature’s Foreign Affairs Committee in Taipei yesterday, as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Harry Tseng looks on.
Photo: Lu Yi-hsuan, Taipei Times

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday condemned the Chinese embassy in Fiji over a fracas at its Double Ten National Day event at a Suva hotel, while a lawmaker demanded that the ministry file a lawsuit against Chinese embassy personnel for injuring a Taiwanese diplomat at the event.

The Grubsheet news blog on Sunday and New Zealand-based Asia-Pacific Report Web site yesterday reported that two members of the Chinese embassy in Suva tried to force their way into a celebration held by the Taipei Trade Office in Fiji at the Grand Pacific Hotel on Oct. 8 to take photographs of the 100 people attending the party.

The Chinese assaulted an office staffer who asked them to leave, leaving him needing hospital treatment for a head injury, the reports said.

The Chinese embassy denied the accusations and said that one of its staffers was injured.

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