Ko to discuss flags at Universiade

’CONTINGENCY’:Groups were incensed at a brochure by the Taipei Universiade Organizing Committee that equated ROC flag bearers to Islamic State militants

Taipei Times
Date: May 06, 2017
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday said he would work out a solution “that

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je, center, and Chunghwa Telecom chairman Cheng Yu, right, speak in a question-and-answer session after a news conference about the 2017 Taipei Summer Universiade yesterday in Taipei. Photo: Chien Jung-Fong, Taipei Times

everyone can accept” with the International University Sports Federation on whether spectators at the Taipei Summer Universiade in August can bring the Republic of China (ROC) flag to sports venues to cheer for the national team.

The Chinese-language Liberty Times (the Taipei Times’ sister newspaper) on Thursday reported that a brochure printed by the Taipei Universiade Organizing Committee on maintaining order during the Games has listed “pro-localization or pro-independence group members” who bring ROC flags to the sporting events as a “contingency” that could arise during the Universiade alongside Islamic State militants.

“People who strongly support localization or independence might exploit the public’s ignorance about the Olympic model and look for trouble by brandishing the national flag,” the brochure said.    [FULL  STORY]

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