Embassy Of The Republic Of China (Taiwan) Cautions The General Public In Belize About A Fake Press Release
September 24, 2019, BELIZE CITY, BELIZE—The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan)in Belize hereby wishes to clarify that a press release, unauthorized but claimed to be issued under the Embassy’s name, now being circulated on social media with fabricated content concerning comments made by the Embassy and the government of Belize is purely FAKE! The Embassy condemns such a disinformation operation maliciously targeting the Embassy and our Belizean friends with purposeful intention to mislead the public to false understanding of certain aspects of Belize-Taiwan relations.
As described in the FAKE press release that “in 2020 more than 2000 Chinese will be moving to the country with their families,” the Embassy also wishes to remind our Belizean friends to exercise necessary caution and sound judgment to this obvious manipulation of fake news. The Embassy represents solely the interest of the government and 23 million people of Taiwan, and hence without any responsibility or authority related to the handling of any immigration issues of Chinese Nationals to Belize. The Embassy simply has no such plans of moving any Chinese Nationals to Belize and will never do so.
In fact, the government and people of Taiwan do remain committed to the promotion of investment and trade ties between Belize and Taiwan. In that regard, our two governments signed a Letter of Intent (LOI)on August 15, 2019to kick off the negotiation of a Partial Scope Agreement (PSA) to further enhance the investment and trade relations between our two countries, aiming to benefit our business communities, farmers, fishermen and ranchers, but surely no Chinese immigrants involved.
The Embassy again wishes to advise the general public in Belize to be keenly aware of the accuracy and truthfulness of any circulated information on the social media. If you have any questions or inquiries about matters or news related to Taiwan, please feel free to call the Embassy at 223-1862 / 227-8744 or visit our official website: www.taiwanembassy.org/bz, facebook page “Taiwan in Belize” and twitter account @TW_Belize.