Taiwanese honour guards fold the island’s flag during a flag-lowering ceremony in Taipei in June. Photo: EPA-EFE Taiwanese honour guards fold the island’s flag during a flag-lowering ceremony in Taipei in June. Photo: EPA-EFE
Taiwanese honour guards fold the island’s flag during a flag-lowering ceremony in Taipei in June. Photo: EPA-EFE
Taiwan

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China-Lithuania stand-off: why do Taiwan’s missions mostly use the name ‘Taipei’?

  • The naming of Taiwan’s de facto diplomatic missions is a sensitive issue, given Beijing’s red line on the self-ruled island under the one-China policy
  • No country with formal ties with Beijing has permitted the island to open offices under the title of ‘Taiwan’ – before Lithuania

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Taiwanese honour guards fold the island’s flag during a flag-lowering ceremony in Taipei in June. Photo: EPA-EFE Taiwanese honour guards fold the island’s flag during a flag-lowering ceremony in Taipei in June. Photo: EPA-EFE
Taiwanese honour guards fold the island’s flag during a flag-lowering ceremony in Taipei in June. Photo: EPA-EFE
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