Taiwan opposes Chinese attempt to change island's name for Olympics

Some Taiwanese lawmakers have called for boycotting the Beijing Olympics unless a dispute over the island's name is resolved. Several lawmakers of the ruling Nationalist Party say Thursday China must not attempt to change the name under which the island will compete in next month's Olympics to suggest that Taiwan is part of China. Chinese officials want to address the team as - "Zhongguo Taipei" - but Taiwan rejects it because "Zhongguo" means China. Taiwan and China split amid civil war in 1949, but Beijing continues to claim the island and says it will attack if Taipei moves to break from the mainland.