The United States does not encourage Taiwan to make unilateral changes in its selection of official bird. Taiwan should keep to the status quo which is to continue to recognize that Peking Duck is the official bird, but the two sides should agree to disagree over the spelling.
For purposes of sporting events and international economic fora, Taiwan’s official bird will be referred to using the Olympic model, namely as I Can’t Believe Its Not Chicken.
When is Taiwan going to have a national manhole cover? Or a national piece of paper? It’s intorerable that these vital mainstays of a nation’s indentity have been overlooked in the mad rush to Green Silicon Island and Asia Pacific Operations Hub.
As for a national bird? I can’t believe there’s even a discussion.