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Hi guys! Welcome back on my channel. My name is Charlotte.
I am super happy you are joining me again for a new episode of “Taiwan in the international news”.
I do not know if you know this, but I am a quarter part Dutch because my grandfather is from the Netherlands.
The article I want to talk about today was published in a Dutch newspaper called “De Telegraaf” on the 28th of April.
The title that I will translate for you is: “China unhappy about the Netherlands' decision concerning Taiwan”.
China unhappy about the Netherlands' decision concerning Taiwan
Before we start, I would like to thank you all because I saw that the previous video “Don't go to Taiwan – reaction” has 200.000 views!!
I can not believe it! That is a crazy amount. I can not even imagine so many people…
Thank you so much for encouraging me, pushing me forward, …
I am so happy that you enjoy the content I make. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I hope you are all comfortable and maybe you can get some hot tea, like me?
We are going to dive right into the article.
China expects clarifications from the Netherlands regarding their decision to change the name of the diplomatic representation in Taiwan, seen as China as one of its provinces.
The Dutch Bureau of Trade and Investments in Taiwan has announced a name change on Monday to “Dutch Bureau Taipei”.
The relation between Taiwan and The Netherlands has improved considerately in the past years and became more than just a trade partnership according to Guy Wittich.
According to Peking, countries are not allowed to have an embassy in either China or Taiwan.
The representation of Australia and the UK in Taiwan have previously made similar name changes.
The Chinese government owned newspaper Global Times has called this action of the Netherlands provocative and said they will likely face negative consequences.
They wrote that the embassy in Den Hague has asked for clarifications to the Ministry of foreign affairs.
The Taiwanese minister of foreign affairs Joseph Wu praised the name-change
and said that the relationship between Taiwan and the Netherlands will continue growing, according to the Taiwanese media.
In a video message, Wittich thanked Taiwan for the donation of face masks and stated that the trade between the 2 countries has doubled in the last five years.
I am not sure if you heard about the name-change from the Dutch representation in Taiwan.
I have heard about it through Instagram, because I follow some pages that share news from Taiwan.
I have not seen it in the Belgian media yet, so I was happy to find it in the Dutch media
Because I thought this article was interesting to share. Personally, I am very curious to know what China means with:
“There will be consequences”.
I think it is very brave from the Netherlands to take such an action when they know that China will consider this “provocative”.
I think it is a brave action and it is very good for the future relationship between Taiwan and the Netherlands.
What do you think? Do you know what the consequences will be?
The article says that the United Kingdom and Australia have done a similar name-change before
I wonder if they had some harsh consequences after doing that? Let me know if you know more than me.
It is time to read some of your comments on the previous “Taiwan International news” video about Taiwan developing new tests.
One person writes: “Taiwan's epidemic prevention is successful because Taiwan is an island, but Taiwan is not the only island in the world.
Taiwan 's population density is one of the best in the world.
Taiwan 's epidemic prevention comes from the transparency of government information and the willingness of people to cooperate”
I think that that is important. If the people are supporting the measures of the government in a country,
It will be so much more successful. What happened in some European countries, is that even though there is a lockdown,
There are still some people who do not take it seriously and they have “lockdown parties” (there is a name for those parties)
I think cooperation is very important indeed.
Eric Tsai writes: “That's right, the government should honestly inform that the masks are seriously inadequate and need to be left to the medical staff most in need,
instead of lying that the masks are useless. In order to achieve the right goal and use the wrong means,
even if the goal is temporarily achieved, it also hurts the credibility of the government. Outweigh the gains.”
I agree that the government (even when they think they know what is best for the population)
It is not a good idea to lie because later there is less trust in the government.
Allen79224 writes: “Congrats for reaching up to 20K subscribers and it's going to hit more and more!!!!”
Thank you so much Allen, I still cannot believe it… 20.000?!
That is so much! Honestly, I would not be able to do any of it without you all. You are the ones who watch my videos
You are always so positive and keep encouraging me.
I feel like I found a big, warm family on YouTube and it makes me want to come back with new videos over and over again.
Thank you all for being there for me.
If you stayed this far in the video, you are awesome!
Let us find a “code word” …
Bubble tea!
If you say “bubble tea” in the comments I know you watched until the end.
Thank you so much for watching. Do not forget to “like” and “subscribe”
I hope to see you soon in the next video. Have a great weekend ~ Bye bye!
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