蔡英文打臉外交部小編?「中華民國絕對不會是贅字」

Angel Chiang, special to The China Post, Taiwan
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<p>President Tsai Ing-wen speaks at a press conference on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Photo courtesy of CNA)</p>

President Tsai Ing-wen speaks at a press conference on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Photo courtesy of CNA)

【看CP學英文】總統蔡英文於19日下午受訪時指出,「中華民國絕對不會是贅字,我們在做種種外交或很多的國際活動的目的就是把中華民國台灣帶到國際上」。

President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday that “The Republic of China” is far from being a “meaningless word” in response to a Facebook post made by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ (MOFA, 外交部) a day earlier.

“We actively participate in numerous diplomatic missions and international activities in the hopes of increasing the international visibility of the ‘Republic of China’, Taiwan,” President Tsai wrote.

外交部小編日前在臉書粉絲團上分享台灣駐索馬利蘭共和國代表處於17日正式揭牌禮成的喜訊,並且在貼文最下方寫上「這塊牌子就寫台灣沒有多餘贅字」且加註「酥胡~」(舒服),遭質疑暗指贅字為「中華民國」。

The comment comes after MOFA’s Facebook page celebrated the opening of a Taiwan representative office in Somalia on Monday.

In referring to the plaque, “Taiwan Representative Office in the Republic of Somaliland” the post read, “Just ‘Taiwan’ is written on this plaque with no other unnecessary words; so nice~”, leading many to claim that MOFA was referring to the term “Republic of China” as a meaningless term.

對此,外交部發言人歐江安今(19)日表示,外交部從未說過「中華民國是贅字」,盼外界勿曲解小編創意,做無謂的政治引申、炒作。

In response to media inquiries, MOFA Spokeswoman Joanne Ou (歐江安) said on Wednesday that the MOFA has never meant that the term “Republic of China” is redundant, hoping that the public would refrain from misinterpreting the Facebook post and stop the hype.

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