Taiwan hits back at Harry Roque for accusing Taiwan as part of China

Taiwan hits back at Harry Roque for accusing Taiwan as part of China

- The Taiwan government reacted over the comment of Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque that Taiwan is part of China

- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Joanna Ou reiterated that Taiwan is an independent country

- Spokesperson Ou also asked Roque to stop misrepresenting Taiwan as part of China

- Earlier, Taiwan rejected the Philippine government’s request to deport the OFW who criticized the Duterte government

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The Taiwan government called out Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque for misrepresenting Taiwan as part of China.

KAMI learned that the officials of Taiwan expressed their “strong dissatisfaction” towards Philippine government officials.

In a report by CNN Philippines, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Joanna Ou reiterated that Taiwan is an independent and sovereign country.

"My country expresses strong dissatisfaction and high regret over Philippine government officials wrongly accusing Taiwan as part of China," Ou said, as quoted by Taiwan state media, Focus Taiwan.

"China has never ruled Taiwan for one day, and only the popularly elected Taiwan government can represent the country's 23 million people internationally," she added.

Taiwan hits back at Harry Roque for accusing Taiwan as part of China

Earlier, Roque said in an interview with ABS-CBN that China and Taiwan will be deciding over the deportation case of Filipina caregiver Elanel Egot Ordidor who criticized the Duterte government.

"It's really a decision to be made by Taiwanese authorities, which forms part of China. We leave that wholly to the jurisdiction of Taiwan and China. Taiwan is part of China," Roque said.

Taiwan and China separated in 1949 after communist forces under Mao Zedong ruled over the civil war. The two countries have governed separately since then.

According to the Inquirer, the Philippines is one of the countries that follow the One China policy that recognizes Taiwan as part of China.

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As previously reported by KAMI, the Taiwan government rejected the deportation request of the Philippines regarding the Filipina caregiver.

The issue stemmed from the Facebook post of Elanel Egot Ordidor which criticized President Rodrigo Duterte.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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