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2020-10-20 | 公共電視

Premier Condemns China as "Hooligans"|斐濟事件我方人員掛彩 蘇揆批中耍流氓

Premier Su Tseng-chang used the word "hooligan" to describe two Chinese diplomats after they allegedly barged into a national day celebration in Fiji held by the Taipei Trade Office. A Taiwanese diplomat is believed to sustain a head injury in a physical conflict.

A physical altercation broke out at the reception held by the Taipei Trade Office in Fiji in celebration of Taiwan's National Day. Two uninvited Chinese embassy officials crashed-gate the event, which allegedly caused a Taiwanese diplomat to sustain a mild concussion. The incident sparked wide controversy while Premier Su Tseng-chang condemned the Chinese diplomats for being "hooligans."

The Chinese embassy personnel were being hooligans and attacked one of our staff. This act is intolerable. Although China has diplomatic immunity because it has a diplomatic relationship with Fiji, we still need to tell other countries what China has done.

We have officially filed a report against the Chinese Embassy with the Police Department in Fiji and explained the whole situation to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Fiji. We have provided them with all the witnesses and physical evidences in the hope that we can get some justice for our diplomats.

According to Fiji Times report on the 20th, acting Police Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu said the alleged assault case lodged by Chinese embassy personnel had been filed, but they would not be conducting further investigations as the matter is now being handled at the diplomatic level as agreed by all parties involved. The Fijian government, on the other hand, said it has not received any notification from either China or Taiwan. The MOFA stressed it has filed a report on the 20th and now the case is being handled on a diplomatic level.

The Taipei Trade Office in Fiji has already filed the report to the Fijian police. However, a diplomatic incident like this will not be handled by the police alone. The handling of the matter will definitely involve diplomatic missions and relevant agencies.

It is clear to us that Fiji doesn't want to solve the problem on a judiciary level, because China has a diplomatic relationship with Fiji, therefore it has diplomatic immunity.

Luo further pointed out that it may not be in Taiwan's favor to bring the case to the judicial level as Taiwan and Fiji don't have a diplomatic relationship. Now, all eyes are on MOFA and how it will handle the case without hurting the bilateral relationship between the two countries.

我駐斐濟代表處本月8號在當地舉辦國慶酒會,卻遭中國外交人員強行闖入,發生肢體衝突,造成我方人員輕微腦震盪送醫,引發輿論譁然。對此,行政院長蘇貞昌20號批評中方人員行為是耍流氓。

行政院長 蘇貞昌表示:「中國大陸駐外人員,耍流氓打人,非常不應該。中國與斐濟有外交關係,會有外交豁免權,斐濟警方難辦,但我們也要把相關證據,訴諸國際。」

外交部長 吳釗燮表示:「(我方)已經正式地,跟斐濟的外交部,以及斐濟的警政署,做出完整的說明,而且提出人證、物證、事證等等。我們希望為我們的外交人員,在司法上面,討回公道。」

不過,根據「斐濟時報」20號報導,斐濟代理警察署長杜德拉夫表示,該事件之前是由中國使館人員報案,而現在在涉案各方的同意下,已決定由「外交層級」處理,斐濟警方不會展開進一步的調查。斐濟則表示,對於此事,目前沒有接獲來自中國或台灣的任何外交照會。外交部強調,和斐濟當局管道暢通,20號已完成報案,此案件目前提高層級斡旋中。

外交部發言人 歐江安表示:「目前的進度是駐處,已經完成了報案的手續。那當然外交事件的話,就不能夠只有單純從警方的一個角度,來處理,必須提高到外交部,以及相關這個單位,進行斡旋。」

民進黨立委 羅致政表示:「很清楚就是說,他們(斐濟)不希望用司法的方式來解決,因為司法方式有一個問題,就是…的確對岸在跟斐濟有邦交情況下,他們是有司法的豁免權。」

立委指出,由於我國和斐濟並無邦交,司法途徑不一定對我方有利。在不損及兩國雙邊關係下,我方該如何堅守尊嚴與立場,考驗外交部應處方式。

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