Taiwan fans sue over political banner row

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TAIPEI: Taiwanese fans have filed a lawsuit against a local baseball association after they were expelled from a game this week for displaying a political banner reading “Taiwan is not Chinese Taipei.” The banner reflects frustration in self-ruling Taiwan that the island has to compete in international sporting events as “Chinese Taipei” under pressure from rival Beijing, which still sees it as part of its territory. Taiwan takes part as Chinese Taipei at major events including the Olympics, instead of using its official title the “Republic of China” or its national flag.

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