The China Post
Date: December 29, 2016
By: Joseph Yeh
Beijing Wednesday expressed “strong dissatisfaction” with Japan’s decision to change the name of its
de facto embassy in the Republic of China to include the word “Taiwan.”
The Japan Interchange Association announced it was changing its name to the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association, effective Jan. 1, in a move hailed by the Taiwan government as a positive sign for bilateral relations.
“The association will continue to serve as a bridge between Taiwan and Japan to bring bilateral relations into the next stage,” it said.
Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Hua Chunying (華春瑩) described the change as a “passive measure” by Japan on the Taiwan issue and called on Japan to uphold the “one China” policy.
Hua said Beijing has asked to negotiate with the Japan government over the change. [FULL STORY]