Taiwan female baseball umpire protests against UN's China designation

My mother's name is Taiwan, Liu replied

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Taiwanese baseball umpire labeled as from 'Taiwan, Province of China' by UN (screenshot from UN Women Twitter account).

Taiwanese baseball umpire labeled as from 'Taiwan, Province of China' by UN (screenshot from UN Women Twitter account).

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Baseball umpire Po Chun Liu (劉柏君) protested Thursday against a tweet from the United Nations describing her as coming from “Taiwan, Province of China.”

The island nation has fought a recurrent battle against China’s efforts to deny its existence as a separate sovereign state, including the demands on multinational corporations such as airlines and hotels to stop referring to Taiwan as a country in their online menus.

In the latest example, a tweet from “UN Women” praised Liu, but also included a reference to China, the Central News Agency reported.

“Meet Po Chun Liu, the 1st woman baseball umpire from Taiwan, Province of China, who won 2019 IOC #WomenAndSportAwards for her work to empower women & girls through sport!” the tweet read.

Liu reacted on Facebook, writing that she was honored to win the prize, but that she was a Taiwanese, adding in English “Taiwan is NOT a province of China” and in Chinese with a hashtag “Mother’s name is Taiwan.”