Taiwan to continue demanding name correction on WEF ranking
Central News Agency
2014-09-04 03:37 PM
Taipei, Sept. 4 (CNA) Taiwan will continue to demand a correction from the World Economic Forum (WEF), which has described the nation as "Taiwan, China" in its annual global competitiveness rankings, an official said Thursday. "Our representative office in Geneva will continue to demand a correction," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Anna Kao told reporters when asked about local media reports that the WEF's description of Taiwan as "Taiwan, China" was a downgrade. "We will never accept an inappropriate naming," Kao said. The representative office in Geneva has been asking for a change and will continue to demand a correction by the Geneva-headquartered institution. Taiwan's global competitiveness in the WEF rankings slipped to 14th this year, down two spots from last year, according to the forum's latest report released a day earlier. The Global Competitiveness Report's ranking is based on the Global Competitiveness Index introduced by the forum. The survey covers 12 pillars of competitiveness: institutions, infrastructure, macroeconomic environment, health and primary education, higher education and training, goods market efficiency, labor market efficiency, financial market development, technological readiness, market size, business sophistication and innovation. (By Elaine Hou)
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