BBC under fire after calling Taipei ‘Taiwan’s capital’

The BBC’s reference to Taipei as “Taiwan’s capital” in a report on Typhoon Soudelor’s damage in the city has gone viral on Taiwanese internet forums. In a photo showing Soudelor’s destruction in the BBC article, a caption reads, “The typhoon brought down roofs in Taiwan’s capital, Taipei.” In Taiwan, public opinion is divided on how to name the island. […]