Kristalina I. Georgieva/Person/World Bank
MDs and CFO/Service/World Bank@WorldBank, VPs, IFC EVP & VPs, Izumi Kobayashi/Person/World Bank@WorldBank, James P. Bond/Person/World Bank@WorldBank
Axel R. Peuker/Person/World Bank@WorldBank, Anna Y. Chytla/Person/World Bank@WorldBank, SECVP FO
11/06/2009 05:45 PM
References to China and use of the terms "Taiwan, China", "Hong Kong, China", and "Macau, China"
Emma Hanene Mubagwe
There have been a number of recent occurrences where references to "Taiwan, China" and "Hong Kong, China" had not been used correctly. I would, therefore, be grateful if you could share the following with all your staff:
Please note that the People’s Republic of China is a member of the World Bank Group institutions and the term “People’s Republic of China”, or "China", should be used in all references to China as a whole. When separate reference to the geographic entities Taiwan, Hong Kong or Macau is necessary, the full term, “Taiwan, China” , "Hong Kong, China" or "Macau, China" must be used on all occasions.
As a member country, the People’s Republic of China sends a representative to Bank Group meetings, such as the Development Committee and the Annual Meetings, and other Bank Group functions.
If the participation of “Taiwan, China”, "Hong Kong, China" or "Macau, China" arises in any capacity with regard to any Bank function, the participation should be checked in advance with the East Asia staff responsible for China, which will advise in consultation with the Executive Director for China.
Many thanks and kind regards.
Kristalina I. Georgieva
Vice President and Corporate Secretary
The World Bank Group
Phone: +1 (202) 473-0397 Fax +1 (202) 522-1640
Email: Kgeorgieva@worldbank.org Web: www.worldbankgroup.org
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