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Congress introduces bipartisan bills to give ‘Taipei’ de facto embassy ‘Taiwan’ name

  • Congress has introduced bipartisan bills to rename the embassy currently known in Washington as the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office as Taiwan.
  • The pair of bills will direct the State Secretary to negotiate with TECRO to rename itself “Taiwan Representative Office.”
  • The legislation is expected to create further tensions with China, which has ramped up its military presence in the Taiwan Strait in recent months.

Bipartisan sponsored bills seeking to rename Taipei’s de facto embassy in Washington, D.C. were introduced in the Senate and House on Thursday.

Under the proposed legislation, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) will become known as the “Taiwan Representative Office,” reported Reuters.

‘There is only one China’: Nicaragua declares former Taiwan embassy belongs to China

Nicaragua Taiwan Embassy China

Taiwan’s former diplomatic offices and embassy in Nicaragua have been taken over by the local government which now only recognizes China’s authority.

In China’s favor: The Nicaraguan government, which recently announced that it is cutting ties with Taipei in favor of Beijing, said the Chinese government officially owned the properties, Associated Press reported.