Taiwanese will vote this month on whether its athletes should compete in the 2020 Summer Olympics under the name “Taiwan”. Photo: EPA-EFE

Risking Beijing’s wrath, Taiwan to vote on removing ‘China’ from name of its 2020 Olympic team

  • A November 24 referendum will ask whether Taiwan’s international athletic teams should drop the ‘Chinese Taipei’ title
  • The campaign has won the support of Chi Cheng, Taiwan’s first female Olympic medallist
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Taiwanese will vote this month on whether its athletes should compete in the 2020 Summer Olympics under the name “Taiwan”. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung covers major news in Taiwan, ranging from presidential and parliament elections to killer earthquakes and typhoons. Most of his reports focus on Taiwan’s relations with China, specifically on the impact and possible developments of cross-strait relations under the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party and mainland-friendly Kuomintang governments. Before starting work at the South China Morning Post in 2006, he wrote for Reuters and AFP for more than 12 years.