Taiwanese reporter's refusal to identify her news organisation ruffles top envoy Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing, a man used to keeping his temper in diplomatic exchanges, fired a cross-strait broadside yesterday when a journalist from the island refused to identify herself. The tense exchange came as Taiwanese journalists peppered him with questions on the proposed anti-secession law and Beijing's opposition to Taipei being represented in international organisations. 'I believe I don't receive fair treatment. I treat you so well and you treat me so differently! So strange,' Mr Li erupted as he took questions from a dozen journalists as he walked to the main chamber of the Great Hall of the People. Mr Li became agitated after a Taiwanese television journalist refused to say which media organisation she represented, despite being asked three times. The woman responded the fourth time. 'I see you all as my good friends. How come if I ask you which media you are from, she does not want to say? You have the right to do that, but if you do that, how can we have an exchange?' Mr Li said. The foreign minister is better known for his attempts to joke with journalists, particularly those from Taiwan who usually ask him tough questions on cross-strait policies. Moments earlier, the journalist had asked Mr Li whether Beijing would allow Taipei to be represented in the World Health Organisation this year and whether Taiwanese people deserved an international voice. He answered 'no' on the WHO issue and said the island could speak to the world community only as part of China. The incident is not the first flare-up between mainland diplomats and Taiwanese journalists. In October 2001, then foreign minister Tang Jiaxuan reprimanded a Taiwanese reporter for using the term 'communist China' while asking a question. Mr Tang said: 'Such a term no longer exists.'