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The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has repeatedly denied a Taiwanese Canadian the right to specify her nationality unless she accepts that the self-governing democracy is part of communist China, according to Conservative MP Michael Cooper. In a letter to CIHR president Michael Strong, Cooper said the Taiwanese Canadian scholar, whom he doesn’t name, must indicate “Taiwan, Province of China” when specifying her nationality in all applications to the federal research investment agency. “The scholar has repeatedly raised her objection about having to inaccurately specify her nationality to the CIHR to no avail,” Cooper said in the letter, which he posted on Twitter. “The repeated refusal of the CIHR to address this matter, not to mention the CIHR’s insistence on contravening Canada’s ‘one China policy,’ is unacceptable.” Cooper said he was surprised and disappointed that the CIHR has attempted to justify its refusal to allow the scholar to accurately …