China ties with Malawi fraudulent- Taiwanese Foreign Minister
The Taiwanese Foreign Minister James Huang has said the ties between Malawi and China are fraudulent.
The Foreign Minister had been incensed by the severing of ties between Malawi and Taiwan. Malawi switched ties to China and dumped the 42 year friendship .
It is alleged China has promised to give Malawi $6 billion in aid. Taiwan thinks Malawi has been forced to severe the ties because of the money.
He said his country was aware of the Malawi-China deal last December saying he was coming to Malawi for Government to clarify why it was switching relations.
The Foreign Minister was turned back after he had already left Taiwan. He was in transit through Johanesburg in South Africa when he got the message that he could not meet the President of Malawi Dr. Bingu Wa Mutharika because he was on holiday.
Foreign Minsirty spokeswoman Phoebe Yeh recently said Malawi had behaved like a liar over the last few weeks.
Meanwhile Taiwan has announced that it will withdraw funding to all projects in Malawi because Malawi has severed the ties.
She however said students who are studying in Taiwan will not be withdrawn.
Government of Malawi has however, not commented any further after announcing it is severing ties with Taiwan.
It has been meanwhile been announced that the China delegation which includes technical experts are in Malawi to assess the projects that the Taiwanese have left.
Many civil rights organizations openly condemned the government for trying to switch relations to China saying Taiwan has been a faithful partner for many years.
They called on the government to protect Malawi citizens as it establishes its relations with China.