Taiwan rejects Philippine official’s claim that Taiwan is part of China

Focus Taiwan
Date: 04/29/2020
By: Emerson Lim and Angie Chen

MOFA spokeswoman Joanne Ou / CNA file photo

Taipei, April 29 (CNA) Taiwan on Wednesday rejected a Philippine official's remarks that it is part of China, and Beijing therefore can help decide whether a Filipina caregiver in Taiwan should be deported to Manila, after she allegedly criticized the Philippine president.

"China has never ruled Taiwan for one day, and only the popularly elected Taiwan government can represent the country's 23 million people internationally," MOFA spokeswoman Joanne Ou (歐江安) said in a statement Wednesday.

She said Taiwan's representative office in Manila has been instructed to file a formal protest over the statement by Philippine Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque.

According to a report on ABS-CBN News in the Philippines, Roque said the decision on whether the caregiver should be deported rests with Taipei and Beijing.    [FULL  STORY]

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