John McGuinness, who is Chairman of the Inter-Parliamentary Taiwan Association, naturally supports the beautiful island Republic and its lovely people.
Thus he was aghast to receive a letter from the Ceann Comhairle of the Dail last week requesting him to cease supporting Taiwan, formerly known as Formosa and governed peacefully and democratically by the remnants of Chinese nationalists.
In fact Taiwan is a great deal more democratic than communist China!
Basically China has threatened to break off ties and trade with any countries who support Taiwan.
John has angrily retorted that he won’t obey the Ceann Comhairle’s letter as he gets ready to lead the annual visit to Taiwan of his association to discuss areas of mutual cooperation and development.
John is well known to encourage all such international contacts and he won’t stop his good work now, no matter what mainland China may think.
Hopefully China won’t launch their threatened invasion of the idyllic island state while John is there!