Taiwan’s representative in Auckland has rejected the Chinese Embassy’s “overtly untrue” message to National Party leader Judith Collins that “Taiwan is part of China”.
Jeff Liu, director-general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, says Taiwan is a “full-fledged democracy” with its “own government and military” and is independent from the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
“Taiwan’s president is directly elected by its people. Taiwanese people travel around the globe on passports issued by Taiwan government. All of these facts tell that the PRC’s claims over Taiwan are totally groundless,” Liu said in a statement to Newshub.
It comes after the Chinese Embassy urged Collins on Tuesday to remember that “Taiwan is part of China” after the Opposition leader said she didn’t think China would mind if she referred to Taiwan as a nation.
Oh isn’t this glorious?
The National Party are little more than a business front for Chinese Business interests. The long, long, long list of National Party MPs who all have wealthy Chinese Business friends involved in private deals that enrich those National MPs personally is an ongoing political joke looking for a punchline.
So for Judith to miss-step so dramatically by publicly whispering Taiwan was anything more than totally owned by China is just glorious isn’t it?
Quicker than you can say Kauri Logs, it’s a reminder that Beijing owns the National Party.
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