By: Yeh Tzu-kang, Tai Ya-chen and Ko Lin
Taipei, April 5 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) insisted Friday that Taiwan is a sovereign and independent nation, and that is a reality that will never change.
“We will never cease to exist,” she said in response to the ongoing controversy surrounding a sculpture erected at the London School of Economics (LSE) that has emerged as the center of a dispute between Taiwan and China.
On March 26, the LSE unveiled a sculpture called “The World Turned Upside Down” by Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger outside its Saw Swee Hock Student Centre.
When it was unveiled, the sculpture showed Taiwan labeled as “REP. CHINA (Taiwan)” and colored in pink, while China was labeled “CHINA (People’s Republic) and colored in yellow. [FULL STORY]