MAC lodges protest against CCTV reference to Taiwan

Taiwan's top China policy-making body, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), has lodged a strong protest against a move by China's state-owned TV station to belittle Taiwan.

MAC Minister Katherine Chang on Monday spoke out against CCTV's reference to Taiwan as Taipei, China during its coverage of the 2017 Asian Table Tennis Championships.

Chang told lawmakers that Taiwan has always participated in international sporting events under the name Chinese Taipei, which is the name that has been endorsed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Chang called China's unilateral move to change the name absolutely unacceptable.

We want to lodge a strong protest and our dissatisfaction with [China]. It's regrettable. Taiwan definitely is not part of China. The move taken by China will not have a positive impact on cross-strait ties," said Chang.

Source: Radio Taiwan International