News and Live Scores February 19, 2022
Taiwanese Prime Minister Su Tseng-chang has ordered an investigation into a Taiwanese speed skating Olympian for her alleged “misconduct” in wearing the Chinese team’s uniform earlier this month and her subsequent “inappropriate” remarks, according to the Taiwan Central News Agency (CNA). ).
Huang Yu-Ting, who represents Taiwan at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, has drawn fury on social media for wearing the Chinese team’s uniform during a training session, as reported sees it in a video she posted — then took down — on her Instagram account.
“Huang’s wearing of the Chinese team’s uniform and his subsequent remarks do not meet people’s expectations of national team athletes,” CNA reported, citing Taiwan’s spokesperson for the executive Yuan. , Lo Ping-cheng. “National team athletes…should not engage in controversial acts that would tarnish national honor.”
Premier Su asked the Ministry of Education and the Sports Administration to investigate Huang’s misconduct and come up with rules of conduct for national team athletes to follow in the future.
At the time, Huang said the uniform was given to her by a “good Chinese skater friend” she trained with in Germany.
“Sport belongs to sport. In sports, we don’t know nations,” Huang wrote on his Facebook.
Netizens responded by calling her “ignorant” in response to her post.
“Give your [Taiwan] uniform to the Chinese national team, which you call “good friends off the circuit” and have them take a video and upload it. Then you will know if they are as ignorant as you are,” replied a social media user who went by the name Wu Tzu-Yun on Facebook.
After finishing the competition on Thursday, Huang took to Facebook and sarcastically wrote, “All haters, please leave a comment below. Those who [are] Support[ing] me, please don’t leave a comment, just like the post.” The post drew around 2,900 angry emojis.
Here is some context: Taiwan is diplomatically boycotting the Beijing 2022 Games. Taiwan and mainland China have been governed separately since nationalists retreated to Taiwan at the end of the Chinese Civil War more than 70 years ago.
Taiwan is now a thriving democracy, but the mainland’s ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) continues to regard the island as an inseparable part of its territory, although it has never controlled it.
Today, relations between Taipei and Beijing are at their lowest point in decades. Earlier this month, the Chinese military sent a record number of warplanes into the air around Taiwan.