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ISO Central Secretariat: Change the present "Taiwan, Province of China" to "Taiwan"

Wednesday September 12, 2012

by Judy Lin

Taiwan is definitely not “a province of China”.

We, the Taiwanese, have elected our leader through direct democratic means, fully support the democratic rights of self-determination, and the entitlement to certain inalienable rights of all humanity.

Taiwan has its own political, postal, financial, and socioeconomic systems that is run independently. We are citizens of Taiwan, not China. There is no “Taiwan, Province of China” in any of our documentation indicating our citizenship to Taiwan or any relevant information.

If the ISO does not rectify this problem, it would further increase our own pains of our identity being overruled. For the past six decades China had been threatening Taiwan with military conflict. They already have maintained a substantial number of missiles aimed at Taiwan, with annual increases in both numerical strength and weapon efficiency.

Due to present ISO standards, any statement made on a form in the Internet would change “Taiwan” as “Taiwan, Province of China”. This is a tremendous insult both to us, the petitioners, and the Taiwanese community. We humbly plead the ISO to change this mistake and allow the Taiwanese people to proudly select their country as “Taiwan”, not “Taiwan, Province of China”.

The link here is the key evidence of the imperative need to rectify this mistake.

Petition Letter


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