China angered by Taiwanese foreign minister’s trip to Prague

China has expressed anger over the planned visit of a Taiwanese delegation of government officials and business people to the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Lithuania, the Reuters agency wrote on Thursday. The 65-member group, led by Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu, will visit the three countries between October 20 and 30 to promote trade ties and investment.

During his visit to the Czech capital, the Taiwanese foreign minister is due to meet with Prague Mayor Zdeněk Hřib and with the chairman of the Czech Senate, Miloš Vystrčil, who headed a Czech delegation to Taiwan last year. The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Lithuania have all donated COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan and have shown interest in deepening relations with the country despite opposition from China.

Author: Ruth Fraňková