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Staff at Hong Kong’s public broadcaster have been told to avoid “inappropriate terminology” that would imply Taiwan is a sovereign state as the Asian financial hub continues to try to curb dissent.

In a circular distributed to staff urging a “high degree of caution” on Taiwan, journalists at Radio Television Hong Kong were told to avoid calling President Tsai Ing-wen “Taiwan’s president” and not to call her administration a “government,” RTHK reported on Wednesday. Instead, RTHK staff were to use the terms “Taiwan’s leader” and “Taiwan authorities.”

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