Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu with Guy Wittich
Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (R) pictured with Guy Wittich of the Netherlands Trade & Investment Office in Taiwan

In the ongoing war of words between an increasingly hostile Beijing, and a Taiwan now looking to the international community for backing, Taiwan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Joseph Wu has tweeted: “The CCP claims there’s no median line of the #Taiwan🇹🇼 Strait after #PLA warplanes crossed it repeatedly. I call on the international community to condemn the CCP for its dangerous & provocative words & deeds threatening peace & the status quo. #China must back off!” 

Signing it JW, a commonly used indicator that the minister, himself wrote the post, the minister is the highest ranking Taiwanese official to thus far directly address the issue.

President of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen. C:總統府

In recent days, tensions have increased after a mouthpiece for the ruling Communist Party threatened the life of Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen: the CCP’s Global Times newspaper on Saturday declaring the Taiwanese head of state would be “wiped out” should she make any moves against China’s anti-secession law.

U.S. Department of State – Keith Krach

Tsai was, the Global Times claimed, “playing with fire” by hosting the most senior U.S. government official to Taiwan since 1979, in a widely publicized visit by Keith Krach, the current Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment.


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