Taiwan’s foreign minister thanks India after National Day spat with China

Focus Taiwan
Date: 10/10/2020
By: Charles Kang, Ko Lin and Matthew Mazzetta

Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (CNA file photo)

New Delhi, Oct. 10 (CNA) Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Saturday thanked India for its support after the country rebuked the Chinese embassy in New Delhi for attempting to manipulate media coverage of Taiwan's Double Ten National Day.

Earlier in the week, the Chinese embassy sent an email to around 250 Indian journalists asking them not to refer to Taiwan as a "country" or "nation" in their coverage of Taiwan's Oct. 10 National Day events, local media outlets reported.

The incident sparked controversy on social media and prompted a response from India's Ministry of External Affairs, which reiterated that India's media is free and reports on issues as it sees fit.

In a Twitter post on Saturday, Wu wrote: "Hats off to friends from around the world this year, India in particular, for celebrating Taiwan National Day. With your support, Taiwan will definitely be more resilient in meeting challenges, especially those 'get lost' types."    [FULL  STORY]

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