By: Matt Yu and Chiang Yi-ching
MOFA was referring to the case of the Taipei-based Chinese Wild Bird Federation (CWBF), which said that day that it had been removed from its partnership with BirdLife International on Sept. 7.
Prior to the removal, BirdLife had requested the CWBF to change its Chinese name and to "sign a document formally committing to not promote or advocate the legitimacy of the Republic of China or the independence of Taiwan from China," the CWBF said.
Since the group's inception in 1988, it has changed its English name three times at the behest of BirdLife, according to the CWBF. [FULL STORY]