U.S. Congressman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) thinks Taiwan should be allowed to join the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), making that Asian country eligible for more of the organization’s safety oversight support. The People’s Republic of China is an established ICAO member state and the latest proposal is controversial because it does not recognize Taiwan as an independent state.
Politics of the Republic of China
It appeared that organizers took special care to avoid a political faux pas with mainland China yesterday, exerting direct control over at least one company’s exhibit.