China threatens Czech businesses over Taiwan trip
Prague: China has threatened Czech companies over a planned visit to Taiwan, according to a letter published by Czech media on Wednesday, marking the latest incident between the EU country and Beijing.
The letter, which is stamped by the Chinese embassy in Prague, also criticises the late Senate speaker, Jaroslav Kubera.
A popular right-wing figure, Kubera had planned to lead the Taiwan business trip but died of a heart attack on January 20.
“Czech companies whose representatives visit Taiwan with Speaker Kubera will not be welcomed in China or by the Chinese people,” reads the letter, published online by the Czech Aktualne.cz news website.
“Czech companies with economic interests in China will have to pay for the visit,” says the letter dated January 10, adding that China hoped the Czechs would adhere to its One-China policy and cancel the trip planned for later this year. – AFP