By: Yang Jong-her (楊忠和)
Taipei, Nov. 22 (CNA) Proponents of a referendum on whether Taiwan should apply to compete in international sporting events under the name “Taiwan” accused the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) on Thursday of making “false and misleading” statements to sabotage a vote in favor of the proposal.
Yang Jong-her (楊忠和), former head of the defunct Sports Affairs Council under the Executive Yuan, and other supporters of the name change referendum staged a protest outside the CTOC and stuck a poster on the building that said the committee represented “Taipei, China.”
The council has now been replaced by the Sports Administration under the Ministry of Education.
“With the CTOC using every possible means to suppress the possibility of a name change for the nation, who needs China,” the protesters shouted. [FULL STORY]