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Dan Bloom

Chiayi City

Let’s call it like it is

While I was back on vacation from Taiwan to the UK, I recently watched the Ladies “British Open Golf 2008” on my beloved BBC. Of course I followed Taiwan’s Yani Tseng (曾雅妮) with as much spirit and support as possible from my armchair. I was a little upset at the start as the leaderboard stated her country was TPE.

I watched her great game of golf progress through the summer wind and rain of England. Tseng’s second place was supported by the BBC’s correct recognition of her nationality — Taiwanese! Of course one should not mix politics with sports, but I was pleased with the BBC’s stance.

After all, it was the Chinese that recently changed Taiwan’s ladies team name to “Chinese Taipei,” leaving the girls in tears halfway through the South Africa world golf event. Anyway, well done to Tseng and to the great BBC.

Jon Parkes


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