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Chinese ambassador walks out as Grenada's gov't minister speaks

Published:Tuesday | January 13, 2015 | 9:17 AM

China’s ambassador to Grenada, Ou Boqian, walked out of a function on Sunday night while a junior government minister was making reference to an agreement reached between Taiwan and Grenada over a long standing debt.

Parliament Secretary for Information in the Office of the Prime Minister Winston Garraway was at the time addressing the annual Media Association of Grenada Awards ceremony when he made reference to the decision by Taiwan.

China regards Taiwan as a renegade province.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell gave television viewers an update last week on a loan which became an issue when Grenada severed diplomatic relations with Taiwan in 2005.

Grenada established diplomatic relations with China that same year.

The Chinese diplomat, accompanied by another Chinese official, remained outside the Grenada Trade Center until Garraway had concluded his address.

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