TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese state media Global Times has warned that those who put up posters celebrating Taiwan’s National Day in front of the Chinese embassy in New Dehli are “playing with fire” and will cause relations between the two countries to deteriorate.
India’s mainstream media has been reporting on Taiwan’s National Day celebrations. To suppress this coverage, the Chinese embassy in India sent letters to news outlets as a warning; unsurprisingly, the letters seem to have failed as a deterrent.
On the night of Oct. 9, about 100 posters celebrating Taiwan’s National Day and bearing the signature of Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga appeared in front of the Chinese embassy in New Delhi. The content of the posters was retweeted more than 4,000 times in 12 hours, Liberty Times reported.
Tweets from Indian Journalist Aditya Raj Kaul said the posters were a protest against China’s threats toward Indian media regarding Taiwan’s National Day celebration, according to UDN.