Former President wears self-prepared name tag against China’s obstructionism

Taiwan News
Date: 2016/11/17
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Taiwan has been rejected from participating in several major international conferences under the

(By Central News Agency)

(By Central News Agency)

pressure from China since the country’s independence-leaning DPP party took the helm of the country last May. On Thursday, even a China-friendly former president was treated unfairly at an international event and complained that the move was “hurting cross-strait relations.”

On Thursday, former president Ma Ying-jeou was upset and angered by a decision by the World Chinese Economic Summit in Malaysia to intentionally omit Ma’s title from the summit handbook, which referred to him simply as “H.E. Ma Ying-jeou.” In protest at China’s move, Ma wore a self-prepared name badge that clearly identified him as “Former President of the Republic of China (Taiwan).”

At the beginning of a scheduled speech at the 8th World Chinese Economic Summit in Melaka, Malaysia, Ma emphasized his identity as a former president of the Republic of China (Taiwan).    [FULL  STORY]

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