Around 200 Chinese citizens demonstrated in front of the US embassy in Lisbon on Monday, against what they say is the US intention to create a conflict between China and Taiwan. “Taiwan has always (…) belonged to China”, Lin Wang, 30, told Lusa: “They speak Chinese, have Chinese culture and appearance… Everything Chinese! Taiwan belongs to China.”
Monday’s demonstration was organised with the support of all the Chinese associations that exist in Portugal and, along with the protest, a letter was handed to the ambassador asking the United States to respect “China’s sovereignty”.
Three weeks ago, a visit to Taiwan by the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, which the Chinese authorities considered a provocation, shook the already unstable diplomatic relations between Washington and Beijing.