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China warns Czech senate president will pay ‘heavy price’ for Taiwan trip

Miloš Vystrčil says purpose of visit was to send pro-democracy message

Czech senate President Miloš Vystrčil will “pay a heavy price” for making an official visit to Taiwan, China warned Monday.

  • Miles Herszenhorn
  • Politico

“To challenge the One China principle on the Taiwan issue is … an act of international treachery,” China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said, according to the foreign ministry.

The Czech Republic and Taiwan do not have formal diplomatic relations, as Prague abides by the One China policy that recognizes the regime in Beijing as the government of Taiwan.

Vystrčil is leading a…

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