China's bullying over Taiwan reaches beyond its borders, from conferences to a sport event that celebrates sexual and gender diversity, which, ironically, was once "silenced" on the authoritarian regime's highly-controlled Internet and social media earlier this year. The Gay Games 2018 is going to take place in Paris from August 4 to 12, and will welcome 650 teams from 91 countries. Taiwan is expected to send 18 teams to compete. In a screenshot image taken on July 26 from the webpage that showcases the numbers of participating teams and the name of the countries they represent, the reference to Taiwan is missing, and is replaced by the city name of Taipei. The rest are sporting names of their countries. It is the second bullying incident in just a week in the field of sports, following the stripping of the city of Taichung's right to host the 2019 East Asian Youth Games under Beijing's influence.
July 26 / Taiwan News