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Tweet of the Day: Chinese Ambassador Denounces South African Opposition Party’s Ongoing Visit to Taiwan

Chinese Ambassador Lin Songtian, who is now quite prolific on Twitter, turned to the social media platform to express his displeasure about the Inkatha Freedom Party’s decision to visit Taiwan this week. Ambassador Lin expressed re-asserted China’s longstanding policy that Taiwan is a part of China and any foreign political party or government that engages Taipei is violating Beijing’s “One China Policy.”

The IFP, one of South Africa’s small political parties, is strong support of Taiwan and in September accused the United Nations of “kowtowing” to Beijing for not officially recognizing the island.

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