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Taiwan president defends pro-independence film award winner


Eye of the storm: Fu (left) delivering her speech after winning best documentary at the 55th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei. — AP

Eye of the storm: Fu (left) delivering her speech after winning best documentary at the 55th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei. — AP

BEIJING: Taiwan’s president has expressed her support for the prestigious Golden Horse film awards after a pro-Taiwan independence director’s speech ignited controversy in mainland China.

“We have never accepted the term ‘Chinese Taiwan’,” Tsai Ing-wen said in a Facebook post on Sunday. “Taiwan is just Taiwan.”

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