UN Women takes down image with Taiwan ‘province’

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 11, 2019
By: Lin Chia-nan  /  Staff reporter

The UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women has removed an image that labeled

The logo of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pictured in Taipei on March 3.
Photo: Lu Yi-hsuen, Taipei Times

Taiwan as a province of China from its Facebook page following protests by Taiwanese, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.

The organization, also known as UN Women, on Sunday last week posted the image of the flags of nations and regions that legally recognize same-sex marriages.

Taiwan, which in May became the first Asian nation to legalize same-sex marriage, was listed along with the US, UK, Germany, Sweden, New Zealand and other countries.

However, the image identified the nation as “Taiwan, Province of China,” sparking criticism, with a deluge of people protesting on UN Women’s Facebook page with comments saying that “Taiwan is Taiwan, not a part of China.”    [FULL  STORY]

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