April 14, 2024 2:06 pm
Taiwan criticizes China for accepting global attention on earthquake, calls them ‘shameless’

In the aftermath of a devastating 7.2 earthquake that struck eastern Taiwan, killing 10 people, China’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the U.N., Geng Shuang, brought up the quake during a meeting about children’s rights. This sparked anger in Taipei as China claims Taiwan as its own territory and has no say in how Taiwan chooses its leaders.

In response, Taiwan’s foreign ministry condemned China as “shameless” for using the earthquake to conduct cognitive operations internationally. Despite this, China expressed concern for the damage in Taiwan and offered condolences and aid, thanking the international community for their sympathy. However, Taiwan’s government has already thanked governments and leaders for their messages of concern and support, including the United States, despite the lack of diplomatic ties.

The ministry says China’s actions show no goodwill towards Taiwan, using the earthquake as a means of psychological warfare. This behavior highlights the strained relations between the two countries, with Taiwan asserting its independence and China claiming it as a part of its territory.

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