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Lee slams MOFA for obstructing Japan relief effort

GO, DON’T GO:A private search-and-rescue team had asked for MOFA’s help to take part in relief efforts in Japan, only to be told that this was ‘inappropriate’

By Ko Shu-ling  /  Staff Reporter

“I told him firmly that it is the flag of the ROC,” Lu said.

The former president attributed the Chinese team’s behavior to President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), saying it had “a lot to do with [Ma’s] view that Taiwan is an ‘area,’” rather than a country.

While Ma has been busy taking pride in easing cross-strait tensions, Beijing’s oppression and obstructionism has never abated, and Taiwan must be cautious of China’s political ambitions, Lee said.

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