NGOs urged to avoid ‘Chinese Taipei’

TAKING A STAND: Organizations should use the nation’s official title or ‘Taiwan’ at international events and oppose Beijing’s efforts to promote the name ‘China Taipei’

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 17, 2018
By: Lu Yi-hsuan and Sherry Hsiao  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

Groups participating in international events should avoid using the name “Chinese

A man holds up a scarf at a rally in Kaohsiung on April 7.

Taipei,” which could be twisted to mean that Taipei is a part of China, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

In guidelines published on Monday last week, the ministry said non-governmental organizations (NGOs) should prioritize using the nation’s official title, the Republic of China, or use the name “Republic of China (Taiwan)” when participating in international events.

The name “Taiwan” is also acceptable in circumstances under which the official title cannot be used, the ministry said.

Titles that demote the nation’s status — such as “Taiwan, Province of China,” “Taiwan, China,” “Taipei, China” or “Chinese Taiwan” — are unacceptable, it said.   [FULL  STORY]

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