Ministry’s decision over new flag raises eyebrows

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 13, 2015
By: Chen Wei-han  /  Staff writer

A flag representing a newly formed political party has been cleared by the Ministry of the

Members of the Republic Party (MKT) wave the party flag at the party’s founding conference in Taipei on March 18.  Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

Members of the Republic Party (MKT) wave the party flag at the party’s founding conference in Taipei on March 18. Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

Interior, but its similarity to the flags used by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and the New Party has raised eyebrows.

According to a report yesterday by the Chinese-language United Daily News, the Republic Party (Minkuotang, 民國黨 or MKT) flag consists of the Republic of China’s national emblem on a golden-yellow background, a design that employs a symbol used by the KMT and the colors used by the New Party.

Members of the KMT and the New Party said the design is a cause for concern, as voters might confuse the MKT flag for that of the KMT or the New Party, the report said.     [FULL  STORY]

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