It’s been a number of years since Phil 101,
but is this ‘logical progression’ or just ‘real cute’ ?
Taipei Times, Feb. 8, Op-Ed page, “What’s in a name?”
Charles Hong, Columbus Ohio,
from paragraph five:
“The proposed new name for China Shipbuilding Corp (CSBC)
is Taiwan Shipbuilding Corp, but it was reported the old
acronym (sic), CSBC, will be kept. If so, this will simply mean
more confusion, implying that China is Taiwan and vice versa.
Let’s keep it simple and use TSBC as the acronym (sic)
for the new name.
Similarly, China Airlines should be rechristened Taiwan Airlines.
China Steel should be changed to Taiwan Steel and the nation’s
Olympic team should change it’s awkward ‘Chinese Taipei’ to
If Taiwan wants official independence, it can declare independence
from the Republic of China and change it’s name to Republic of
Taiwan. The name change will unify the national identity. The Chinese
Nationalist Party (KMT) should consider changing it’s name to the
Taiwanese Nationalist Party or the Nationalist Party if it doesn’t
want to be considered a foreign political party.”
- just doesn’t work for me.