Date: Nov 08, 2019
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter
Taiwan is “absolutely” not a province of China and the government would continue to protest the belittling of the nation’s sovereignty by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Executive Yuan spokeswoman Kolas Yotaka said yesterday.
Kolas made the remarks after the Control Yuan issued a news release about member Peter Chang’s (張武修) demand that the Cabinet ensure that relevant agencies take measures against the ISO’s “inappropriate” designation of Taiwan under ISO 3166 as “Taiwan (Province of China).”
The official name of the standard is “codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions.”
The ISO has since December 1974, when ISO 3166 was first published, referred to the nation as a province of China, Chang said. [FULL STORY]