Tsai says ‘ROC Taiwan’ is essential

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 20, 2020
By: Lin Chia-nan / Staff reporter

President Tsai Ing-wen talks to reporters at the D/emocratic Progressive Party headquarters before chairing a meeting of the party’s Central Standing Committee in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: CNA

Bringing “the Republic of China (Taiwan)” onto the global stage is essential to the government’s diplomatic efforts, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said yesterday, after the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) criticized a social media post by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs allegedly praising the absence of the “Republic of China” (ROC) title on an official name plate.

The ministry in a Facebook post on Monday celebrated the opening of the Taiwan Representative Office in the Republic of Somaliland.

A Chinese-language hashtag in the post read that it was a “pleasant” sight that the office’s name plate only uses “Taiwan” without “other redundant words.”

The ROC is recognized by 15 countries, former KMT spokeswoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) wrote on Facebook on Tuesday, asking if the nation’s loss of seven allies over the past four years resulted from the ministry’s efforts to remove redundancy.    [FULL  STORY]

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