Taiwanese Vice President-elect Hsiao Bi-khim was followed by a Chinese diplomat in Prague during her visit to the Czech Republic last month, according to a recent online post by a Czech think tank official citing local reports.

A car tailed Hsiao's motorcade between a Prague airport to the city center and ran a red light at an intersection, almost causing an accident, Jakub Janda, director of the European Values Center for Security Policy, said last week on the X social media platform.

Czech police stopped the vehicle and found out that it was being driven by a diplomat from the military section of the Chinese Embassy in Prague, the post said, claiming the "Chinese governmental surveillance" continued to her hotel in Prague.

Taiwan's Foreign Ministry has asked the Central European nation to probe the incident, according to media reports from the island.

Hsiao, a former de facto ambassador of the self-ruled territory to the United States, is expected to be sworn into office on May 20 with President-elect Lai Ching-te, the incumbent vice president and head of the ruling, independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party.

During her visit to the Czech Republic, Hsiao delivered a speech at a think tank and met with Senate President Milos Vystrcil.

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