Statement by the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Fiji
2020/10/19

 

The Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Fiji has noted some social media coverage on what happened outside the venue of the function at Grand Pacific Hotel organized by the Taipei Trade Office in Fiji on October 8th. Those allegations concerning Chinese Embassy staff are totally inconsistent with facts.

The fact is that the Taipei Trade Office in Fiji held the so-called "National Day" event in public in the evening of October 8, 2020. This kind of function clearly violates the one-China principle and the relevant rules and regulations of the Fijian government, with an attempt to create "two Chinas" or "one China, one Taiwan" internationally. On that very evening, the staff of the Taipei Trade Office in Fiji acted provocatively against the Chinese Embassy staff who were carrying out their official duties in the public area outside the function venue, causing injuries and damage to one Chinese diplomat. We have expressed our serious concerns to the Fijian side about the above incidents, requesting the Police Force of Fiji to carry out thorough investigation into the incidents and hold the perpetrators accountable according to law.

It should be pointed out that there is only one China in the world and the government of the People's Republic of China is the sole legitimate government representing the whole of China. Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory. These facts are recognized by the relevant UN resolution and constitute the universal consensus of the international community. The one-China principle meets the shared aspiration of the people and is an irresistible trend of the times. China highly appreciates the Fijian government for upholding one-China principle and expects that the Fijian side will tackle this issue properly.