The Fiji office closure was a question of resources and not related to China – Taiwan officials say.
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By: By Elaine Hou and Wang Cheng-chung, Central News Agency
The Pacific island country of Fiji has closed its representative office in Taiwan to make
better use of its resources and not because of pressure from China as one lawmaker claimed, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday.
The Fiji Trade and Tourism Representative Office in the Republic of China was shut down on May 10, after Karaisitiani Vuibau – Fiji’s representative at the time – notified the ministry of Fiji’s decision to end the office’s operations in Taiwan, ministry spokeswoman Eleanor Wang (王珮玲) told CNA.
Despite the closure of Fiji’s office in Taiwan, Wang said, Taiwan’s representative office in Fiji will continue to operate. [FULL STORY]