The Chinese Embassy in India has sent an unprecedented letter advising the country’s media not to follow the “One China” or “One China” policy by the Beijing government. According to a report in BBC Bangla Online, in a letter sent just three days before Taiwan’s national day, China told the Indian media that Taiwan should not be known as a separate “country” and Taiwan’s leader ” President “should not be called. Is done.
India’s major media houses or newspaper groups have not officially responded to the letter from the Chinese Embassy.
Military tensions have been rising along the Indo-China border for the past few months, with 20 Indian soldiers killed in clashes with Chinese forces in Ladakh in June. This is the first time such a letter has been sent by China to the Indian media. A letter sent from the press section of the Chinese embassy in Delhi reminded Indian media that Taiwan was “an integral part of China’s sovereign territory.”
Taiwan celebrates its National Day on 10 October every year. On this day in 1919, the Yuchang armed coup began, overthrowing the Qing Dynasty and giving rise to the “Republic of China”. According to BBC Bangla, just three days before Taiwan’s national day celebrations, the heads of various Indian newspapers and television channels or journalists received letters from the Chinese embassy on Wednesday.
Three months ago, China’s ambassador to India Sun Weedong also warned the Indian media not to ask India to reconsider its “one China” policy.
The Indian media began writing after 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a clash with the Chinese army in the Galvan Valley of Ladakh and Delhi should enhance diplomatic relations with Taiwan to pressure China. However, adhering to the “One China” policy is a strict condition of Beijing’s diplomacy – China does not believe in maintaining relations with countries that recognize Taiwan. In this context, Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong commented in a webinar in July, “trying to influence public opinion to change India’s position on the border dispute issue in Taiwan, Hong Kong or the South China Sea – which I Worries. “
Taiwan does not currently have full diplomatic relations with India. However, both sides have ‘commercial offices’ or trade offices in Delhi and Taipei, which act as embassies for each other.
The BBC reports that on Taiwan’s National Day (10 October), it was planned to place a pair of advertisements or attach advertisements in various Delhi newspapers. There is no doubt that advertising is very necessary for the newspaper industry which is in financial crisis due to Kovid epidemic. But ignoring China’s warnings could hurt commercials by Chinese companies, including mobile phones operating in India, which media houses need to keep in mind.