Ma remains Tongyong Pinyin holdout

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Looks like politics will keep street signs in Taiwan from becoming any easier to read!

Despite the central government’s decision to make Tongyong Pinyin the official system for the Roman-ization of street signs, Taipei City Mayor Ma Ying-jeou yesterday remained firm in his stand that the Taipei City Government would continue using Hanyu Pinyin as its Romanization standard.

On Thursday, a consensus to use Tongyong Pinyin was reached between various ministries and local governments at a meeting held by the Ministry of Education, the ministry which had officially approved the system last month.”

The Taipei Times