MOFA mocks People’s Daily for calling Hualien, Taiwan part of China on Twitter
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs mocked a tweet posted by China’s state-run mouthpiece the People’s Daily that listed Hualien as a part of China on Tuesday night (April 2).
At 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, the People’s Daily posted a video of the scenic coastline in Hualien County which read “Fairyland on earth! Aerial view of the seashore at Hualien City, Taiwan, China.”
Taiwanese and foreign netizens alike soon took note that the tweet was erroneously labeled as “Hualien City, Taiwan, China.” Not only was the footage actually of Hualien County, rather than Hualien City, but also Taiwan is not factually a part of Communist China.
Many netizens left sarcastic comments below the attempt at disinformation:
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