Taiwan’s office to Fiji changes name due to Chinese pressure

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/07/31
By: Elaine Hou and Joseph Yeh

Taipei, July 31 (CNA) Taiwan's representative office to Fiji has been forced to remove the country's

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official name, "Republic of China" (ROC), from the designation of the office as a result of Chinese pressure, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Wednesday.

Originally named Trade Mission of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Fiji, the mission changed its name to Taipei Trade Office in Fiji on Wednesday, according to a MOFA statement.

MOFA said the name change was made after the Fijian government repeatedly asked Taiwan to do so, citing pressure from China that considers Taiwan to be part of its territory.

Taiwan's government condemned Beijing for pressuring the Pacific island country, MOFA said.

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