Big drama all over a name

Central Station | 22 Mar 2016

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department has been accused of "political censorship" after barring the name of a Taiwanese university from being printed on promotional material for local drama group, The Nonsensemakers.

The group's arts administrative officer, Suie Lo, graduated from the Taipei National University of Arts.

The department's staff took issue with the term "national" in the university's name, saying it hinted at Taiwan's independence and its use would be inappropriate.

They suggested abbreviating the university's name, but the drama group rejected the offer, saying it is basic respect to spell out the name of one's alma mater. As a compromise, the institution's name was dropped from Lo's profile and replaced by its logo.

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