China letter threatened retaliation against Czech companies if diplomatic visit to Taiwan went ahead

China letter threatened retaliation against Czech companies if diplomatic visit to Taiwan went ahead

The Chinese government threatened to retaliate against leading Czech companies if a senior Czech official made good on a planned visit to Taiwan, according to a diplomatic message last month.The January 10 letter, sent by China’s embassy in Prague to the Czech president’s office, suggested that the likes of vehicle maker Skoda, lender Home Credit Group, and musical instrument maker Petrof Pianos would suffer if late Czech lawmaker Jaroslav Kubera had visited Taiwan.The chairman of the Czech…


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