Ministry urges LSE sculpture U-turn

MAP ROW:  ‘Altering the content of the original sculpture not only disrespects the artist, but also denies the fact that the ROC is a sovereign state,’ Taiwanese LSE students said

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 05, 2019
By: Staff writer, with CNA

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed its concern to the London School of

A portion of The World Turned Upside Down sculpture on the London School of Economics campus is pictured in London yesterday.  Photo: CNA

Economics (LSE) after the school decided to change the design of a campus sculpture to depict Taiwan as part of China.

The ministry has asked its representative office in the UK to demand that the school reconsider the decision, which belittles Taiwan’s sovereign status, spokesman Andrew Lee (李憲章) said.

Lee’s comments came in response to a decision by the LSE to change the painting of a sculpture to show that Taiwan is part of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

On Tuesday last week, the LSE unveiled the new sculpture by the Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger outside its Saw Swee Hock Student Centre.    [FULL  STORY]

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