Hsu Shu-ching Brings Home Taiwan's First Medal at Olympics

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Tuesday July 31, by Jerome F. Keating Ph.D.

Taiwan's first Olympic medal was brought home by Hsu Shu-ching as she lifted 123 kg to secure second place in the women's 53 kg weightlifting event. This earned her a silver medal. Much to the happiness and pride of her compatriots and of teammates who have to participate under the offensive out-dated name of Chinese Taipei, she declared on the podium, "I am Taiwanese." Hopefully, others will join her in getting rid of the aforementioned name which harkens back to the days when Taiwan had to endure one-party state rule.