I’m surprised noone has noticed another ‘feature’ of this news story:
etaiwannews.com/Taiwan/Politics/ … 342355.htm
[quote]Some indigenous people activists believe changing their designation was one of the key steps in enhancing aboriginal self-identity and elevating them to their rightful status in Taiwanese society.
The next step, Hsieh said, was to allow indigenous peoples to use Wade-Giles romanization or Chinese characters to reflect the proper pronunciation of their indigenous names. In the past, aborigines were forced to take Chinese names, or use abbreviated names composed of Chinese characters that partially reflected their true name.
“Some believe using Chinese words may make some indigenous names connote negative meanings, so indigenous peoples should be allowed to use Wade-Giles romanization for their names,” Hsieh said.[/quote]
You see? Wade-Giles is better than Pinyin after all … I bet using Pinyin wouldn’t enhance your average aborigine’s self-identity