Thai Public Broadcasting Service Removes Interview with Taiwan Foreign Minister, Allegedly at China’s Behest
Taiwan News (Keoni Everington) reports:
Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Sunday (Nov. 12) mocked China’s government for lecturing Thailand over freedom of the press following his interview on a Thai television station.
Wu was interviewed by Thai Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) anchor Phongsathat Sukhaphong on Nov. 1 in Taipei, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). An interview segment was broadcast on Thai evening news under the headline “Taiwan’s foreign minister assesses the development trends with China’s military unification with Taiwan,” on Nov. 3, and the complete interview was uploaded to the station’s YouTube channel, as can be seen on this archived page.
During the interview, Wu said China is using various means such as military pressure, economic coercion, and international isolation in an attempt to force Taiwan to surrender utilizing the Sun Tzu lesson of “subduing the enemy without fighting.” In the face of China’s provocations, Wu said Taiwan has always
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