Taiwan-China name row erupts at Tokyo film festival
A new dispute between Taiwan and China erupted over the weekend after a mainland official demanded the island’s delegation to the Tokyo International Film Festival be renamed.
The name issue has long been a sensitive topic for the island and its giant neighbor, which split in 1949 at the end of a civil war.
“The Chinese delegation should not use politics to interfere in the movie
exchanges,” Taiwan government spokesman Johnny Chiang told the state Central News Agency.
Beijing still regards the island as part of its territory awaiting to be reunified, by force if necessary, though Taiwan has ruled itself for more than 60 years.