Taiwan’ condemned China’s actions during their National Day event in Fiji last week where one of their officials was hospitalized after being attacked by gatecrashing Chinese diplomats.
Taiwan condemned China’s actions during their National Day event in Fiji last week after one of their officials was hospitalized after being attacked by gatecrashing Chinese diplomats.
Taiwan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Joanne Ou said that the incident took place at a Taipei Trade Office reception at Suva’s Grand Pacific Hotel last week October 8th where two officials from the Chinese embassy gatecrashed and tried to document the event.
A fight was reported to have broken out after a Taiwanese official tried to ask them to leave, but was attacked and severely injured by the gatecrashers.
The Taiwanese official was reported to have been hospitalized due to the extent of the injuries he suffered from the altercation.
The Taiwanese Foreign Ministry has not yet disclosed the identity of the injured official and whether he was discharged from the hospital.
“The incident was very regrettable and we condemn China for disrupting our event, which was held peacefully,” said Taiwanese Deputy Foreign Minister Harry Tseng.
The Chinese embassy however claimed that it was the Taiwanese delegation that attacked them and the police.
According to stories from news blog Grubsheet Sunday and a New Zealand-based Asia Pacific Report, Fiji police refused to investigate the incident after Chinese officials claimed diplomatic immunity.
Tseng said they wanted to clarify all the details of what happened last week before they decided to announce the incident.