Newspaper article China Post

Panama Papers Database 'Province of China' Label Blasted

Newspaper article China Post

Panama Papers Database 'Province of China' Label Blasted

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan's representative office in the U.S. said on Monday that it had asked the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) to correct the wrongful designation of Taiwan as a part of China in the online Panama Papers database.

The office said it immediately contacted the ICIJ, the Washington, D.C.-based organization behind the publication of the leaked papers, after learning that the database referred to Taiwan as "Taiwan, Province of China."

The Offshore Leaks Database contains the details of more than 300,000 people and companies with financial dealings in Panama.

The office has requested that the ICIJ change the designation to the "Republic of China (R.O.C.)" or "Taiwan" as soon as possible, it said in a statement.

Hamish Boland-Rudder, the ICIJ's online editor, promised to refer Taiwan's request to his team and would inform the office of its decision, the statement added. …

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