Taiwan and Chinese diplomats injured in fight in high-end Fiji hotel

Elias Hubbard
October 22, 2020

TAIPEI-Taiwan will not be intimidated by China's "hooligan" officials and will continue to celebrate its national day around the world, the government said on Tuesday, after Taiwan said Chinese diplomats had tried to charge into a diplomatic event in Fiji. "One China Principle is a universal consensus of the global community, India included". One of the Chinese diplomats also was injured. Now China has made India angry over Taiwan.

The entire world, including India, is sad because of China's expansionist policy.

China has accused Taiwan officials of acting in a provocative manner and injuring and harming a Chinese diplomat. While Ladakh has been in a face-to-face with India for the past several months, Dragon's dispute with Taiwan is quite old.

Beijing's embassy in Fiji confirmed its officials were in a "public area outside the function venue" on unspecified "official duties" on the day of the incident.

Taiwan's foreign ministry said the incident happened on the evening of October 8 at a Taiwan national day reception organised by Taiwan's representative office in Fiji, where two Chinese diplomats tried to force their way in to take pictures and collect information on who was attending.

"China hopes the five-point consensus reached between the two foreign ministers can be implemented, but is ready to strike a heavy blow to Indian troops if they refuse to implement it".

The Taiwanese flag is raised at the Presidential Office in Taipei to mark National Day. "And it's not like China is going to give any concessions to India or Taiwan for toeing its line".

Taiwan Foreign Ministry has said that a Taiwanese government employee was admitted in hospital after two Chinese diplomats gatecrashed a reception trying to gather information on who was attending.

When Taiwanese staff confronted the officials, a fight broke out between them, following which police was called at the hotel and probe has been initiated in the matter.

"We strongly condemn the violence against our diplomat in Fiji by China's uncivilized 'wolf warriors", Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said Twitter late on Monday. She declined to provide further details.

Indian Commerce Ministry spokesman Yogesh Baweja didn't immediately respond to a request seeking comment.

US Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs Keith Krach (pictured left) is seen gesturing before his departure from Taipei on September 19.

A fragile status quo in relations between Beijing and Taipei was broken after the arrival in 2016 of the Taiwanese presidency of Tsai Ing-wen, whose formation, the Democratic Progressive Party, refuses to adhere to the principle of "one China ".

Fiji switched its diplomatic recognition to Beijing in 1975. Second, although China insists on the "One China" principle that sees Taiwan as an inalienable part of China, the reality is that Taiwan is independent with a government that exercises full administrative control over the Taiwanese mainland.

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