The News Lens
By: TNL Staff
‘Taiwan is a province of China,’ reads one rule. ‘But taking the feelings of our Taiwan compatriots into account, now we generally don’t call it “Taiwan Province,” and more often use “Taiwan Region” or “Taiwan.”‘
Chinese state news agency Xinhua last week updated their style guide which raised the number of banned Taiwan-related terms.
Originally published in May 2015, the new guide which was released on July 19, supplemented 57 new rules to its original 102. Before the update, there were only four rules on Taiwan-related terms. There are now 38 rules that Chinese media must adhere to when referring to Taiwan, most notably banning the use of “Republic of China,” the official title of Taiwan. [FULL STORY]