Petition urging ISO to cease naming Taiwan as ‘Province of China’ picks up speed

Eight-year-old petition revived, calls for standard-making body to face reality of Taiwanese sovereignty

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/04/17
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An online petition calling for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to stop naming Taiwan as a province of China has received over 287,000 signatures worldwide.

As an increasing number of people worldwide become aware of China's unprecedented influence over the World Health Organization, the United Nations, and many other international organizations, a petition launched in 2013 on the US-based platform has returned to the media spotlight.

The petition, initiated by a person identified as Judy Lin, the board director of the Taiwan United Nations Alliance, is asking the international standard-making body to face the fact that Taiwan is a free country where people can freely elect their leaders and that it is not a "province of China."

The petition reads "Taiwan has its own political, postal, financial, and socioeconomic systems that are run independently" and demands the organization rectify the mistake.    [FULL  STORY]

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