China free to decide whether to attend Universiade opening: Cabinet

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/08/03
By: Ku Chuan and Y.F. Low

Taipei, Aug. 3 (CNA) Taiwan respects China’s decision on whether to attend the Aug.

Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇)

19 opening ceremony of the 2017 Universiade in Taipei, a Cabinet spokesman said on Thursday.

The government cannot compel Beijing to attend the event, Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said at a press conference held after a weekly Cabinet meeting, in response to reports that China has decided not to take part.

According to Sports Administration Director-General Lin De-fu (林德福), China has registered to send a 195-member delegation, including 113 athletes and 82 staff members, to the Universiade.

Asked if spectators will be allowed to display the national flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan), he said all banners and posters will be permitted as long as they are no larger than 1 meter by 2 meters.    [FULL  STORY]

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