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China Lodges Formal Protest With US Over Possible Taiwan Diplomatic Office Name Change

China has lodged a formal protest with the United States over the possibility that Taiwan might change the name of its diplomatic representation office in Washington from the current "Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office" (TECO) to "Taiwan Representative Office".

The formal request for the US to not allow the name change came just after on Monday state-run Communist Party mouthpiece Global Times published an op-ed Monday vowing that China's military will send fighter jets directly over the island in assertion of Chinese sovereignty over Taiwan.

The proposal was first requested by Taipei, and this current round of diplomatic tensions over the issue was sparked immediately upon reports the Biden administration is "seriously considering" allowing the name change.

Since 2017 a handful of countries including Nigeria, Jordan and Ecuador, briefly OK'ed Taiwan representation name changes, but quickly reversed course after feeling severe pressure from China, a large trading partner.

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