(From AFP)

Cambodia deported 25 Taiwanese nationals wanted on fraud charges to China Friday, a police officer said, despite vehement opposition from Taipei which wanted the suspects returned to Taiwan.

Cambodia refuses to differentiate between China and Taiwan, simply referring to nationals from the latter as “island Chinese”

Taipei accuses Beijing of “abducting” its citizens from countries that do not recognize the island’s government — such as China ally Cambodia.

“The Chinese plane just took off from the Phnom Penh airport with the suspects,” Cambodian immigration officer Uk Heisela said.

He added that the 25 Taiwanese suspects were joined by 14 Chinese nationals, all of whom were recently arrested for allegedly running a telephone fraud scam targeting victims on the mainland. Read More

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