China tries to dictate terms to Indian media again, protests WION's interview with Taiwan FM
Days after WION's Executive Editor Palki Sharma spoke to Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu, China has once again shown its exasperation by sending a letter to WION's Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Chaudhary.
Days after WION's Executive Editor Palki Sharma spoke to Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu, China has once again shown its exasperation by sending a letter to WION's Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Chaudhary. This latest attempt from China comes after Wu told WION that Taiwan will not be intimidated by China's actions, adding that the world would come to its aid if China does launch an attack on it.
The letter sent by the Chinese Embassy in India said that the interview violated the One-China principle and sent a 'completely wrong message' to the Indian people.
"The Chinese Embassy in India lodges firm opposition and strong protest against WION providing platform for Taiwan Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority separatist activities disregarding Indian government’s long-standing position," it read.
Claiming that Taiwan is an 'inalienable' part of China's territory, the letter said that the Government of the People's Republic of China is the sole legitimate government representing the whole of China.
"These facts are recognized by UN resolution and constitute the universal consensus of the international community. No matter how DPP authority separatists distort facts and advocate 'Taiwan independence', they cannot change the historical and legal facts that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China," the letter added.
In the past as well China has tried to stop media from covering Taiwan, Earlier this month, the Chinese Embassy had sent a letter to the media and asked them to refrain from referring to Taiwan as a nation.
"Would like to remind our media friends that there is only one China in the world" and the "Government of the People's Republic of China is the sole legitimate government representing the whole of China." the letter read.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), however, made it clear that Indian media is free to report on any issue they deem fit.
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