Taiwanese people recently narrowly voted to keep using ‘Chinese Taipei’ instead of switching to ‘Taiwan’ when it comes to international sporting events. Photo: EPA
Patrick Blennerhassett
Opinion

Opinion

Patrick Blennerhassett

It’s time to stop forcing Taiwanese athletes to play politics with China and vice versa

  • CrossFit athlete Hung Tsai-jui the latest to be affected in ongoing geopolitical issue
  • Even the IOC has gotten involved, warning Taiwan not to change its name from ‘Chinese Taipei’

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Taiwanese people recently narrowly voted to keep using ‘Chinese Taipei’ instead of switching to ‘Taiwan’ when it comes to international sporting events. Photo: EPA
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