Taiwan beauty queen caught in China row at Malaysia event

TAIPEI: Taipei accused China on Wednesday of pressuring organisers of a Malaysian trade event into barring a Taiwanese beauty queen waving the island’s flag on stage.
Miss Taiwan Kao Man-jung was photographed in a beauty pageant appeared on stage during Tuesday’s opening ceremony of the 2022 World Congress on Innovation and Technology, according to Taiwanese authorities. “China pressured the Malaysian organisers to ban Kao from holding our national flag on stage,” Taiwan’s foreign ministry said. It said such suppression “would only disgust Taiwanese people and the international community more” and accused Beijing of deploying “vile actions”.

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