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Minister defends rebuttal of foreign group

DUTY CALLS:The minister of foreign affairs said the ‘dissent’ expressed by people who are ‘something of an outsider’ tarnished Taiwan’s image and had to be reversed

By Shih Hsiu-chuan  /  Staff reporter

The ministry issued the rebuttal because the statement sponsored by the foreign observers “has tarnished the image of the country,” Lin said, adding that the ministry did not aim to interpret the controversies surrounding the recent events, but to “maintain a [positive] public image of the country.”

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