Taiwanese Embassy Rejects Political Allegations, Emphasizes Apolitical Stance
The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has responded to claims made by the United Democratic Party’s Deputy Chairman, Alberto August. Last week, August called into a UDP Talk Show and alleged that the personnel from the embassy were becoming, quote, “dangerously engaged in Belizean politics”, End of quote. August also took issue with how the embassy allocates funds and claimed that there was a bias against the Opposition. Love News asked Taiwanese Ambassador Lily Li-Wen Hsu’s response to the matter and explained that the embassy is apolitical.
Lily Li-Wen Hsu, Ambassador: “I’m sorry to hear that kind of comments and opinion because the last thing the embassy wants to do is get involved with the political matters or anything in political nature. As all our technical cooperation shows, the projects we are working is more, is always transparent and let the Belizean public know that we want to work with the Belizean government and or related stakeholders to promote the development of Belize.”
Reporter: Were you taken aback to hear that?
Lily Li-Wen Hsu, Ambassador: “Probably it’s something that needs more explanation about the process, but we are more than happy if there’s – in every project, there’s a transparent, as I say, due procedure that we are doing, either through a board approval or any kind of decision making process, those are not our embassy alone to make the decision. We always discuss with the government agencies of interest and to discuss what’s the best for the Belizean development.”
The Taiwan Ambassador was interviewed at a donation ceremony held earlier today.