“I flew with China Airlines, which, despite its name, is Taiwanese. Dozens of young Taiwanese returning from an athletics event wore warmup suits emblazoned with “Chinese Taipei” — the name used by Taiwan in international competitions. Before arriving in Taiwan, flight attendants handed out Republic of China entry forms to visitors.
Travelers unfamiliar with Taiwan might have wondered where the plane was headed. Taiwan? China? Chinese Taipei? International media coverage of Taiwan rarely clarifies such questions.”
[Taiwan: Asia’s ‘uncountry’]