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