torsdag 14. april 2022

China Official Compares Taiwan to America's 'Concubine'

A Chinese government agency scrubbed a charged comment by an official spokesperson on Wednesday after he compared Taiwan's relationship with the United States to that of a mistress. Ma Xiaoguang, director of the information bureau at the Taiwan Affairs Office in Beijing, was responding to a March interview featuring Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu, who said his country should be considerate to the U.S. while Washington's attention shifts to American interests in other parts of the world.

At a biweekly press conference, the TAO spokesperson said Taiwan had become "a servant who grovels in front of external forces"—a term used chiefly as a placeholder for America. It was a fate "worse than that of a concubine," Ma told reporters on April 13. It was his final response of the day.