The mayor of Prague, the Czech capital, Zdenek Hrib criticized China as an unreliable partner on the 12th, and told the German “Sunday Monde” that Prague is scheduled to form a sister city with Taipei tomorrow.
Horeb’s comments in this media also pointed out that China is full of resentment and is trying to influence public opinion in the Czech Republic.
Czech President Milos Zeman called for the strengthening of relations between the Czech Republic and China, but Horeb’s remarks once again sparked controversy between Prague and Beijing and have affected the relations between the two countries.
The “Sunday Le Monde” article also mentioned that Horeb canceled the decision to establish a sister city with Beijing in October last year because he did not accept the “One China” policy clause and believed that he could not sign a statement that would force Prague to declare against Taiwan Agreement with Tibet’s independence.
If all goes well, Prague and Taipei will become sister cities a few days after the successful re-election of President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan. Tsai Ing-wen’s high-voted re-election is a major blow to Beijing.