‘Chinese Taipei’ acceptable name for Taiwan at AIIB: Ma

Want China Times
Date: 2015-04-09
By: CNA

Taiwan’s president, Ma Ying-jeou, said Wednesday that “Chinese Taipei” is a good precedent

Ma Ying-jeou speaks at the commissioning of new ROC Navy vessels in Kaohsiung, March 31. (File photo/CNA)

Ma Ying-jeou speaks at the commissioning of new ROC Navy vessels in Kaohsiung, March 31. (File photo/CNA)

used by Taiwan to participate in international organizations and that Taiwan could use the name to join the China-proposed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

Taiwan participates in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum under the name Chinese Taipei, which is also the short form of the name Taiwan uses at the World Trade Organization, of which it is a member, Ma said. The full form of Taiwan’s name at the WTO is the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu.

Ma’s remarks came in response to questions on Taiwan’s bid to join the proposed bank during a meeting with foreign journalists based in Taiwan.     [FULL  STORY]

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