Taiwan’s government on Wednesday accused China of exerting pressure on Malaysian technology event organizers to block a Taiwanese beauty queen from waving the self-ruled island’s national flag onstage.
The incident happened during the World Congress on Innovation and Technology (WCIT) opening ceremony, which featured contestants from the Miss Asia Global Pageant greeting attendees in their native language and waving their national flags onstage.
Taoyuan Department of Information Technology director-general Karen Yu said that Miss Taiwan, Kao Man-jung, was stopped by WCIT event handlers just as she was ready to go onstage.
In a video posted by Yu on Facebook, Kao was seen crying after being instructed by event organizers to stay in the audience….
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