Chinese Foreign Minister accuses Czech Senate speaker of “crossing the line” september 2 at 4:20 a.m.
China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, harshly condemned the Czech upper house speaker’s support for Taiwan in a speech to Taiwan’s parliament, saying it was “crossed the line.”
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who has been visiting Europe since last month, met with Foreign Minister Maas in Berlin, Germany, on the same day.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, the talks exchanged opinions on the revitalization of the global economy, which has been hit by the new Coronavirus, and the importance of multilateralism against the development of a “new Cold War” with the Trump administration in mind.
At a press conference after the meeting, Foreign Minister Wang said that the Chairman of the Czech Senate, who is visiting Taiwan, had shown support for Taiwan under pressure from China, saying, “The chairman not only openly held the shoulders of Taiwan’s independent forces, but also instigated and provoked other countries. Crossed the line,” he said, harshly condemning it.
In response, Foreign Minister Maas said, “We treat our international partners with respect. The opposite is expected to be the same. Intimidation is not appropriate.”
He also referred to the Hong Kong National Security Maintenance Act, asserting its legitimacy as “why shouldn’t Hong Kong be in Hong Kong even though laws to protect the state are necessary for any country?”
During this visit to Europe, China was trying to ease the sense of vigilance among countries regarding the response to the new coronavirus and the Hong Kong issue, but there were a series of concerns and criticisms about China not only in Germany but also in other destinations.