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Call us by our name, says foreign ministry

2018-07-10
  • Foreign ministry spokesperson Andrew Lee

    Foreign ministry spokesperson Andrew Lee

    Foreign ministry spokesperson Andrew Lee appears in this CNA file photo.
Foreign ministry spokesperson Andrew Lee said Tuesday that the ministry will continue to call for any foreign entities that have changed Taiwan’s designation to “Chinese Taipei” to restore the country’s proper name.
 
 
Air India made a change on its official website in late June due to pressure from China. Lee said Taiwan’s representative office in New Delhi had filed an official complaint. However, the Indian foreign ministry said it is not in a position to intervene in the airline’s policy.
 
 
Lee said the foreign ministry will continue to call for corrections to be made whether it is an overseas airline or any enterprise which has chosen to alter Taiwan’s designation.
 
 
"We have issued an order to all overseas representative offices to take positive actions in this regard. It is regardless of whether they are government agencies, public media, opinion leaders, friends or politicians, multinational enterprises or airlines," Lee said. "We will take a comprehensive approach to deal with the problem."