HTs on Global/Chinese Taipei

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Keywords: (Chinese Taipei), (China)

By: HT-Mattias 3237002.48 as reply to 3237002.37
To: DriesEvil 31-05-2005, at 01:40
The games FIFA 2004 and Soccer Manager have both been banned in mainland China because they called Taiwan Taiwan. As were 50 other games in January.

So yes, we were forced to change the name to Chinese Taipei, which is the official FIFA name for Taiwan. So call us spineless, but if a change of name is what it takes to keep our mainland Chinese users having access to Hattrick, then we have to do it.

In fact, most local Taiwanese in the Chinese Taipei conference don't seem to have a big problem with it. The ones who have protested the most against the name change are Europeans who don't know very much about the historic roots of the issue.