Our story yesterday on the attack by two Chinese diplomats on a Taiwanese official in Suva was confirmed this afternoon by the Taiwanese Foreign Ministry in Taipei and has gone global.
Here are the links to a selection of stories:
The Washington Post :
The Times of India:
The Bangkok Post:
Asahi Shimbun (Japan):
There has been no official statement from Beijing but the Chinese Embassy in Suva is maintaining that it was their diplomats who were attacked and that reports on social media (Grubsheet) “are totally inconsistent with the facts”. Here’s the local statement:
As I said in our previous story, the Suva embassy would have us believe that two Chinese diplomats went to a Taiwanese reception and were assaulted by a person who ended up in hospital with a head wound. Yes, that makes sense. He obviously assaulted their fists with his head.
As of this evening Fiji time, Grubsheet’s online security protection had blocked 186 “malicious log-in attempts” today, up from a handful even during some of our most controversial postings over the past two months. So that if one of these eventually succeeds and the website goes down, we’ll know where the finger of blame can be pointed. The Chinese are masters of cyber warfare and Grubsheet is a very small target in the overall scheme of things – a minuscule dot in the vastness of cyberspace.