Chinese Official Says Taiwan Is Part of China Because It Has Many Chinese Restaurants


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CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESPERSON HUA CHUNYING CITED CHINESE RESTAURANTS IN TAIPEI AS EVIDENCE THAT TAIWAN BELONGS TO CHINA. PHOTO: BAIDU MAPS; NOEL CELIS/AFP As China keeps dropping missiles around Taiwan in its largest-ever military drills in the region, Beijing has also ramped up its propaganda push to assert its claim on the self-ruled island. Its latest argument: Taiwan is part of China because there are dozens of restaurants serving Chinese regional cuisines in Taiwan’s capital. “Palates don’t cheat,” Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying tweeted on Sunday, citing dozens of dumpling and noodle restaurants she found in Taipei using online...