- Title: Taiwan protests against Cambodia sending Taiwanese fraud suspects to China
- Date: 27th July 2017
- Summary: TAIPEI, TAIWAN (JULY 27, 2017) (REUTERS) NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS REPORTERS SEATED (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS SPOKESWOMAN, ELEANOR WANG, SAYING: "Due to the so-called 'one-China' policy of Cambodia's government and pressure by China, it not only rejected our colleagues from exercising consular visiting rights, it even gave in to China's demand for forced deportation of the Taiwanese suspects to mainland China. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses deep dissatisfaction towards this. At the same time, we already advised our colleagues at the representative office in Ho Chi Minh City to express the grave concern and deep regret of our government to Cambodia." NEWS CONFERENCE ENDING EXTERIOR OF TAIWAN FOREIGN MINISTRY TAIWANESE FLAG BEIJING, CHINA (JULY 27, 2017) (REUTERS) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN LU KANG WALKING IN FOR REGULAR BRIEFING MEDIA SEATED (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN, LU KANG, SAYING: "China highly appreciates Cambodia's cooperation with China on jointly fighting cross-border crimes involving telecoms and internet fraud. China and Cambodia have always maintained close communication and cooperation in this field. In terms of the relevant reaction from Taiwan that you've mentioned, this is not a diplomatic question, I suggest you refer to the Taiwan Affairs Office." NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS EXTERIOR OF CHINA'S FOREIGN MINISTRY CHINESE FLAG FLYING
- Embargoed: 10th August 2017 10:18
- Keywords: Taiwan protests against Cambodia Taiwanese fraud suspects China Taiwan fraud corruption
- Location: TAIPEI, TAIWAN / BEIJING, CHINA
- City: TAIPEI, TAIWAN / BEIJING, CHINA
- Country: Various
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016RHSM6D
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Taiwan has lodged a protest against Cambodia's decision to send suspects in a telecoms fraud scheme, including seven Taiwan nationals, to China for investigation, the self-ruled island's foreign ministry said on Thursday (July 27).
Cambodia is one of China's closest allies in Southeast Asia and does not recognize the government of Taiwan, which Beijing considers a wayward province.
It sent four Taiwanese suspects to China on Wednesday (July 26) night, Taiwan foreign ministry spokeswoman Eleanor Wang told a regular media briefing on Thursday. Another three remain in Cambodia. Taiwan "expresses solemn concerns and deep regrets about its Taiwan nationals being sent to China", Wang said.
Speaking in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China "highly appreciated" Cambodia's cooperation on fighting cross-border crimes involving fraud.
Cambodia's head of police investigation, Uk Heisela, told Reuters in Phnom Penh that a group of 17 suspects were sent to China on Wednesday and another group of 14 would be sent on Saturday (July 29).
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