Prague mayor says he rejected China’s request to expel Taiwan diplomat

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/03/29
By: Elaine Hou and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, March 29 (CNA) Visiting Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib revealed on Friday that he had once rejected China’s request to expel a Taiwanese official from an event he hosted back in his city, because it was not acceptable to do so from a human decency standpoint.

Hrib was answering questions from reporters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs during his visit there.

He was asked about a recent incident that saw Taiwan’s Representative to the Czech Republic Wang Chung-I (汪忠一) removed from a meeting held by the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade after China’s ambassador Zhang Jianmin (張建敏) protested his participation.

“From a simply human decency, it is unacceptable for me to throw away a guest that I had invited as a host,” said Hrib, and therefore “this would never happen on an event that would be held by me.”    [FULL  STORY]

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