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Monday, May 11, 2009

Deep thoughts, May 11, 2009: Non-Chinese Taiwan

Are Taichung and Kaohsiung part of this so-called "Chinese Taipei"?

The word "although" is the least important part of this quote regarding the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) [bold and highlighted emphasis mine]:
Although China succeeded in having Taiwan's membership status downgraded, the OIE agreed to change Taiwan's title from "Taipei China" to "Chinese Taipei" after the intervention of the US, Japan and the EU.
Rhetorical question
Why is it so goddamned hard to just call Taiwan "Taiwan"?

If you really don't know the answer, don't wait until death's at your door to figure it out.

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Cross-posted at Taiwan Matters!

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