By: Elaine Hou and Christie Chen
Taipei, Feb. 23 (CNA) Taiwan on Saturday lodged a protest against the organizers of the 2019 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, for referring to Taiwan as a “province of China” on its website.
The Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA), which organizes the congress, and Fira Barcelona Gran Via, the convention center where the event will be held from Feb. 25-28, have improperly referred to Taiwan as a “province of China” on the event’s registration website, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said in a statement.
As a result, Taiwanese officials are unable to attend the congress, the MOFA said.
The MWC is one of the most important global events for the information and communication technology sector, and Taiwanese representatives have always been able to register and attend the event in the past under the name “Taiwan,” the ministry said. [FULL STORY]