War Of Words: Is It Called Taiwan Or Republic Of China?
Whether it's FIFA, the United Nations or the World Trade Organization, just about everyone seems to have a different name for Taiwan.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | November 6, 2015
For the first time in nearly 70 years, the president of China will meet with the president of Taiwan. (Video via Government of Taiwan)
Or should we say, the president of the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu. Or, the president of Chinese Taipei. Or, if you prefer, the president of the Compatriots Across the Taiwan Straits. That last one — a favorite of Beijing.
Officially, Ma Ying-jeou is the president of the Republic of China (ROC). The other China — mainland China — goes by the People’s Republic of China (POC).