The bird group said it was told that its Chinese name, which contains Taiwan’s official title, “posed a risk” to BirdLife International. Photo: AFPThe bird group said it was told that its Chinese name, which contains Taiwan’s official title, “posed a risk” to BirdLife International. Photo: AFP
The bird group said it was told that its Chinese name, which contains Taiwan’s official title, “posed a risk” to BirdLife International. Photo: AFP

Taiwanese bird group blames political pressure from Beijing for ejection from global network

  • Chinese Wild Bird Federation ousted from BirdLife International after refusing to sign a statement saying it would never advocate for Taiwan’s independence from mainland China
  • It is ‘very sad that practical cross-strait relationships – focused purely on conservation – will be damaged by this geopolitical bullying’, British bird guide working in Taiwan says

Topic |   Taiwan
The bird group said it was told that its Chinese name, which contains Taiwan’s official title, “posed a risk” to BirdLife International. Photo: AFPThe bird group said it was told that its Chinese name, which contains Taiwan’s official title, “posed a risk” to BirdLife International. Photo: AFP
The bird group said it was told that its Chinese name, which contains Taiwan’s official title, “posed a risk” to BirdLife International. Photo: AFP
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