Taiwan tells China to ‘GET LOST’ after threatening Indian media over National Day

Taiwan's foreign minister slams China for trying to censor Indian media over National Day coverage

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/10/08
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Ads announcing WION National Day program. (Twitter, Sidhant Sibal photos)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to Chinese wolf warrior diplomacy tactics aimed at bullying Indian media into not covering Taiwan's National Day celebrations, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Wednesday (Oct. 7) told Beijing to "GET LOST!"

On Wednesday, full-page advertisements appeared on India's newspapers announcing that India's WION will broadcast a 25-minute special report on Taiwan's National Day event at 7 p.m. that evening and at 5:30 p.m. the next day. The broadcast is a collaboration between WION and the New Delhi Taiwan representative office as a way to promote the holiday in lieu of traditional face-to-face festivities due to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

That same day, the Chinese embassy in Delhi sent a threatening letter to Indian media outlets admonishing them that there is "only one China in the world," and that the communist autocracy in Beijing is the "sole legitimate government representing the whole of China."

It then repeated the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP's) mantra that "Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory." The letter ordered Indian media to "stick to" the Indian's government's position on the "Taiwan question" and not violate the "one China" principle.

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