August 09, 2004

Track & Felled


From the BBC: Taiwan-China row reaches Olympics.

Taiwan's government says it has been told to remove adverts for the island from hundreds of airport baggage carts and buses in Athens. A spokesman said he suspected the order was a result of China lobbying the Athens organising committee. [...]

Under pressure from China, Taiwan participates in the Olympics under the name of Chinese Taipei, and its national flag and anthem cannot be used when its athletes win medals.[Emphasis added]

What a gross injustice. And apparently it's all sanctioned by the Olympic authorities.

CNN has more: China pushes for Taiwan poster ban.

"Communist China's pressure on us is constant," Lin [Chia-lung, head of the Government Information Office,] told a news conference.

Posted by Forkum at August 9, 2004 12:45 AM