“Regarding the so-called forthcoming “National Day of Taiwan”, the Chinese Embassy in India 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. Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory,” read the Chinese embassy letter.
Calling India to honour the “commitment” to “One-China” policy, the letter added, “These facts are recognized by UN resolution and constitute the universal consensus of the international community. All countries that have diplomatic relations with China should firmly honour their commitment to the One-China policy, which is also the long-standing official position of the Indian government.”
Taiwan is going to celebrate her National Day on October 10.
The Chinese embassy also hoped Indian media will stick to what they called Indian government’s position while Beijing continues to violate India’s territorial integrity and sovereignty be it at the India-China border at the LAC or by not recognising Pakistan-Occupied territories of Jammu and Kashmir as an integral part of India.
In response, to the letter, the foreign ministry of Taiwan in a tweet signed off by Foreign Minister Joseph Wu told China that Taiwan’s Indian friends would ask Beijing to “get lost”.
The message was from Taipei to Beijing. “India is the largest democracy on Earth with a vibrant press & 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! JW,” read the tweet.