Shortly before celebrities began to walk a green carpet to mark the start of the festival, the head of the Chinese delegation, Jiang Ping, told organizers that the Taiwanese delegation must not attend under the name "Taiwan" but should use the designation of "Taiwan, China" or "Chinese Taipei" -- the title Taiwan uses when participating in the Olympic Games.Thank you, GIO, for the right response. If only the festival organizers had shrugged and told Beijing: your loss.
Jiang said that if his demand was not met, the Chinese delegation would boycott the green carpet walk and other festival-related events.
The Taiwanese delegation, headed by Chen Chih-kuan, director of the Government Information Office's Department of Motion Pictures Affairs, however, refused to accede to the Chinese demand.
Chen said the delegation applied to attend this year's event under the name of Taiwan as it has in past years. "We have no reason to make a concession this time around," he added.
"We will respect the arrangements made by the organizers under the prerequisite that our national dignity is not undermined, " Chen said.
With both sides sticking to their guns, the green carpet walk finished without them
Video here: as Andrew R says in the comments, it will make your blood boil. This should be an advert for the DPP.
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