India on Thursday took a veiled shot China over the rules issued by its embassy in New Delhi to the Indian media to not violate the “One-China” coverage forward of the nationwide day of Taiwan, saying there’s a “free media” within the nation.
“There is a free media in India that reports on issues as it sees fit,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava stated at a media briefing.
The spokesperson stated this when requested for feedback a couple of letter despatched to journalists by the Chinese embassy that referred to as for honouring the “One-China” coverage.
“All countries that have diplomatic relations with China should firmly honour their commitment to the One-China policy, which is also the long-standing official position of the Indian government,” the letter dated October 7 stated.
“We hope Indian media can stick to Indian government’s position on Taiwan question and do not violate the One-China principle,” it stated.
The letter was issued within the wake of commercials issued by the Taiwan authorities in a few main newspapers in India forward of Taiwan’s nationwide day on October 10.
A Chinese embassy spokesperson on Thursday additionally tweeted that Taiwan is an inalienable a part of China’s territory.
India doesn’t have formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan.
In 1995, New Delhi arrange India-Taipei Association (ITA) in Taipei to advertise interactions between the 2 sides and to facilitate enterprise, tourism and cultural exchanges.
The India-Taipei Association has additionally been licensed to offer all consular and passport companies. In the identical 12 months, Taiwan too established the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in Delhi.