China Requests Indian Media Not To Call Taiwan A Nation, Here's What They Got In Reply

Hanima Anand |Oct 09, 2020

China never knows its limits, from border issues to the rights of freedom in speech. Just a few hours ago, they sent an email to ask Indian media to stop calling Taiwan a country.

It all starts with the advertisements for Taiwan’s National Day on October 10. Taiwan government decides to mark their democratic national day tomorrow by placing an advertisement on reputed Indian newspapers. This will help increase public awareness of Taiwan as well as to affirm the friendship between New Delhi and this island.

However, Chinese government is not pleased seeing the advertisement which displays President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan along with the praise for India, a natural partner of the same democracy.

China Embassy In India
China always overreacts when people do not conform to its statements.

Right when the advertisement is published, the Chinese embassy in India sent an email to Indian journalists and Reuters, the leading reporter agency in the world. In the letter, China ‘remind’ media friends of their One China principle, calling for the formal use of China when referring to Taiwan.

In the eyes of China, Taiwan is considered a wayward province. The Xi Jinping administration won’t let anyone to violate their One China principle. Therefore, Chinese embassy insists that they hope Indian media can stick to the rule as well as the Indian government’s position on Taiwan issues.

Joseph Wu Taiwan Foreign Minister
Mr. Joseph Wu, whose bold statements slam the action of China in India.

Reacting to the email by the Beijing administration, Joseph Wu, Taiwan foreign minister tweeted that:

“India is the largest democracy on Earth with a vibrant press and freedom-loving people. But it looks like communist #China is hoping to march into the subcontinent by imposing censorship. #Taiwan’s Indian friends will have one reply: GET LOST!”

The tweet has received massive support from Taiwanese people and Indian netizens.

Indian government has been always careful in dealing with China in terms of their ‘One China’ principle. However, the email from Chinese embassy took place just months after the serious Ladakh faceoff which claimed more than 20 lives of Indian soldiers. Clearly, China has no shame when showing their greed towards neighboring countries while, on the other hand, demanding others to respect its territory.

The Indian administration hasn’t responded to the Chinese act. Meanwhile, the editor of an Indian defence and security website, after receiving the intimidating email, commented:

“The Chinese government behaves like a street goon, not like an aspiring super-power. It threatens us.”

Many campaigns calling for #boycottChina have burst out on Indian social media whereas some other countries also witness the surge in #backoffChina slogan.

>>> You may want to check: Boycott China Products List: What Products In India Are From Chinese Brands?

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