KMT City Councilor Challenges Central Government to Change Name to “Republic of Taiwan” | Taiwan News

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tainan City Council on Wednesday (December 22nd) passed a bill recommending that the central government change the country’s name from “Republic of China” to “Republic of Taiwan,” which the mayor of the city of Tainan Huang Wei-che (黃偉哲) said he respected.

Tainan City Councilwoman Tsai Yu-hui (蔡育輝) of the Kuomintang (KMT) proposed the motion during a session on Wednesday, CNA reported. Tsai said he was a member of the KMT and only introduced the motion to see if the central government would really dare to change the nation’s name to “Republic of Taiwan” or continue to use the political notion to get votes.

Lu Kun-fu (盧崑福), another KMT adviser, said he wanted to bring the same motion, adding that if the government refused to change the national name, it should stop making political profit from meddling in Taiwan independence ideology by using it to win votes, according to the report.

Independent Councilor Hsu Yu-jen (許又仁) questioned the value of the proposal, saying the bill would mean nothing if sent to the central government.

A Tainan City Council staff member said the bill would be sent to the Cabinet, but since it is only a suggestion, it would be up to the central government to make a final decision, by CNA.

Tsai Yu-hui, city councilor of Tainan, from the KMT. (Photo NAC)

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