søndag 18. oktober 2020

China Tried to Pry India and Taiwan Apart. They Only Grew Closer.

China decided last week to send “guidelines” to Indian media on how to refer to Taiwan ahead of its October 10 National Day. It’s safe to say that decision backfired. The heavy-handed move by the Chinese Embassy in Delhi, which sent a letter to Indian outlets demanding that they not refer to Taiwan as a country, led to outrage in both India and Taiwan. “It looks like communist China is hoping to march into the subcontinent by imposing censorship,” Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu tweeted on October 7. “Taiwan’s Indian friends will have one reply: GET LOST!”

China’s brazen move also started a snowball effect of mutual goodwill between India and Taiwan that carried out throughout the week and has shown no signs of slowing.