Ministers, parliamentarians at Taiwan event anger China

Canadian parliamentarians and cabinet ministers are under fire from the Chinese embassy for attending a Taiwanese dinner reception and for calling Taiwan a country, reports Hill Times.

“As the Conservative party’s foreign affairs critic, it is wonderful as well to celebrate all things Taiwanese,” said Conservative MP Tony Clement at the event.

Yves Tiberghien, director of the Institute of Asian Research at UBC, said Clement would probably not have made these remarks had he still been in government, because Canada follows a one-China policy.