In your May 25 edition, you refer on Page 1 to Taiwan as one of four "countries" targeted by the United Steelworkers (USW) for import duties. (Story headlined: USW petitions agency for more duties/Union alleges elevated dumping margins for P/LT tires from 4 countries.)
I'd like to point out that Taiwan is not a country, but is considered a province belonging to China.
Derek Zhang, President
Transamerica Tire Co. Ltd.
Editor's note: Taiwan is not recognized by the United Nations, the U.S. and most major industrialized countries as a separate, sovereign nation. Instead, the UN and most nations refer to Taiwan as an economic zone or entity.
Taiwan — known then as the Republic of China — was a charter member in 1945 of the UN and continued as a member until 1971, when the UN designated the People's Republic of China as the sole legitimate government of all China.
As of 2018, 18 nations recognize Taiwan as a separate nation. Taiwan participates in the Olympic Games under a"China-Taipei" banner.