TAIPEI - A Taiwanese newspaper said fans are preparing to skirt a Chinese ban on displaying the Taiwan flag at the Olympics - by waving the Myanmar flag instead.
.United Daily News said yesterday that fans plan to wave the Myanmar flag because, like the Taiwan flag, it features a blue star-studded square on the upper left corner of a red backdrop.
.Taiwan competes in the Games under the name “Chinese Taipei”. China considers the self-ruled island a part of its territory. The two sides split amid civil war in 1949.
.Taiwan’s baseball team is to compete against the Netherlands today. AP