China calls on Czech lower house speaker to cancel planned visit to Taiwan

China has slammed the planned visit by the speaker of the Czech lower house, Markéta Pekarová Adamová, to Taiwan in March, calling it a "wrongful decision" and urging her to cancel the trip, the Reuters news agency reported on Thursday.

China resolutely opposes countries with which it has diplomatic ties engaging in official exchanges with Taiwan.

The TOP 09 party leader Markéta Pekarova announced her plan to visit Taiwan with a delegation of entrepreneurs on Wednesday.

Earlier this week the Beijing government was also critical of a phone call made by Czech president-elect Petr Pavel to Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen.

Author: Ruth Fraňková