China Says Czech Senate Speaker's Trip to Taiwan Breaches Sovereignty
11:32 GMT 30.08.2020(updated 11:40 GMT 30.08.2020)
PRAGUE (Sputnik) - The Chinese embassy in Prague said on Sunday it saw the trip to Taiwan by Milos Vystrcil, the speaker of the Czech parliament's upper house, as a violation of the one-China policy.
"For his own political gains he insisted on a visit to Taiwan, in what is blatant interference in China's domestic affairs and a serious breach of its national sovereignty and territorial integrity", the embassy said.
Vystrcil, a member of the opposition and one of the highest-ranking politicians of the central European nation, has gone to Taipei along with 90 entrepreneurs for a week-long business trip.
Czech Senate Chairman Milos Vystrcil speaks during an interview with Reuters in Prague, Czech Republic, August 26, 2020.
The visit went ahead despite criticism by Czech President Milos Zeman and Prime Minister Andrej Babis who said the country adhered to the one-China policy. It was planned by Vystrcil's predecessor, who died in January.
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