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The Taiwanese foreign minister Joseph Wu spoke to his Indian counterpart Geeta Mohan on the need for both countries to share intelligence on China. Responding, the editor-in-chief of the Chinese state-run news site The Global Times outlined a counter move that China could make after the intelligence-sharing suggestion sparked fury. The news site is affiliated to China’s Communist Party-controlled newspaper The China Daily.
Editor-in-chief Hu Xijin tweeted: “While Indian social powers play with the Taiwan question, they must know that we could support separatist forces in northeast India and restoration of Sikkim.
“These could be our potential retaliation cards.
“Indian nationalists should be self-conscious. Their country is fragile.”
China was enraged when Indian media reported on Taiwan’s national day and event allowed Taiwanese banners to be placed near the Chinese embassy in New Delhi.
The Chinese embassy in New Delhi released a letter addressed to Indian media, asking it to respect the “One China” policy ahead of Taiwan’s national day.
Under Beijing’s “One China” policy, Taiwan is considered an integral part of China, and countries that recognise its independence draw the wrath of the Chinese Communist Party’s leadership.
The letter from the Chinese embassy in India stated: “Calling India to honour the commitment to “One-China” policy.
“These facts are recognised by UN resolution and constitute the universal consensus of the international community.
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“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.”
Both India and Taiwan are at the receiving end of Chinese aggression.
Speaking to India Today Taiwanese foreign minister Joseph Wu referred to this aggression from Beijing and said: “I think this is a very important issue for us to deal with.
“If you look at the situation in this part of the world, Taiwan is not the only country that is facing problems in this regard.
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“Look at the East China Sea.
“I’m sure Japan also has plenty of problems in dealing with China.
“The disputed water is being intruded repeatedly in the last few months.
“I’m sure the countries surrounding South China Sea have also seen the same problem and we also noticed the dispute along the India-China border.”
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