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US News In Fiji, crisis on the cake between Taiwan and China

00:15  21 october  2020
00:15  21 october  2020 Source:   liberation.fr

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This is a cake that is making waves across the Pacific. On October 8, as its National Day approaches, the Taiwanese representation in Fiji invited around 100 local personalities to share a pastry decorated in the colors of the Taiwanese flag. According to local reporter Graham Davis, who disclosed the matter on Sunday on his Grubsheet site on the basis of "multiple sources," two employees of the Chinese embassy in Suva, the capital, invited each other and began to photograph the guests. Furious at being escorted out by a Taiwanese official, they started an undiplomatic brawl and sent him to hospital with a head injury. "The hall openly displayed the flag of a false country, and the cake was decorated with a false national flag," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian later protested. Ever since Chiang Kai-shek transferred the Republic of China there in 1949, the Chinese Communist Party has persisted in viewing the island of Taiwan as a rebellious province, to forcefully recuperate if necessary.

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A physical altercation between Chinese and Taiwanese diplomats in Fiji has left a Taiwanese Taiwan ’s ministry of foreign affairs said two Chinese embassy officials arrived at the Grand Pacific He claimed Fiji “expressed that it attaches great importance to China ’s concerns and will abide by the

A Taiwan official was allegedly injured after becoming involved in a physical altercation with two Chinese diplomats at a function in Fiji earlier this The apparent confrontation comes amid escalating tensions between Taiwan and China . Even though Taiwan has never been controlled by China 's

To spare the goat and the cabbage

After the revelation by the press of the pastry incident, which had given rise to an official protest by the Taiwanese representatives to the Fijian authorities, Taipei has castigated these last two days an "irrational act" and assured that he would not be intimidated by diplomats "behaving like thugs abroad." Without dismantling, the Chinese embassy in Suva then delivered its own version, assuring Monday on its website that its agents "performed official functions on the public highway" (without specifying which) when they were "provoked. by an employee of the Taipei Trade Bureau who caused injuries and damage to a Chinese diplomat ”, insisting that“ there is only one China in the world ”. Even if the Beijing envoys have always considered it their duty to rise up against anything they consider to be a serious outrage against the "one China principle", the fact of coming to blows marks a new slippage of Chinese diplomacy of "wolf warrior" .

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A physical clash between the Chinese and Taiwanese diplomats broke out in Fiji . It occurred at a hotel Political tensions between China and Taiwan have reached a new high in recent months. 'A false national flag was openly displayed at the scene, the cake was also marked with a false national

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This gruesome episode comes when Beijing is stepping up its diplomatic and commercial pressure against the Pacific island states, traditional bastions of support for Taipei. In September 2019, the Solomon Islands and the Kiribati archipelago severed official relations with Taipei to move closer to Beijing, and only Nauru, Palau, the Marshall Islands and Tuvalu still recognize Taiwan as an independent state. Until now, Fiji, closely linked with the Asian giant, has tried to spare the goat and the cabbage. Pushed by Beijing, which, according to The Guardian, has invested 1.5 billion euros in five years, they forced last year the trade mission of the Republic of China of Suva, which serves as an unofficial embassy of Taiwan, to rename itself "Taipei Trade Office". While in early October, the Fijian President and Prime Minister attended a reception at the Chinese Embassy, ​​at least two Fijian ministers participated a few days later in the Taiwanese tea party, where the ancient cooperation between Suva and Taipei was recalled in several fields, such as agriculture or medicine.

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Economic and strategic issues

Seizure of a complaint for "aggression" filed Monday, eleven days after the incident, by the Chinese embassy, ​​the Fijian police announced that it was opening an investigation to determine who are the aggressors and who are the assaulted in the fist of October 8. From a diplomatic point of view, it is still too early to say whether the "cakegate" could force Fiji to choose sides as the stakes are so high. Economic stakes, because these island states manage exclusive economic zones covering a distance of 370 km, and therefore immense fishing and underground resources. But also strategic, because each exclusive alliance of a Pacific state with Beijing deprives the US Navy of possible advanced military bases with the prospect of a regional conflict. And especially in the event of an invasion of Taiwan by the Chinese People's Liberation Army, an eventuality long agitated by Beijing, but increasingly feared .

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