Taipei, An online T-shirt business based in the Czech Republic is discussing partnering with a Taiwanese company to produce shirts that say “I am Taiwanese” in Czech, as they have been overwhelmed with interest over the product, the business told CNA on Tuesday.
Politikunatriku.cz, an online store that sells T-shirts with designs related to Czech political events, recently began selling T-shirts that read “I am Taiwanese” in Czech and Hanyu Pinyin, after Czech Senate President Miloš Vystrčil stated “I am Taiwanese” in Mandarin during a speech.
Vystrčil’s speech, which invokes John F. Kennedy’s “I am a Berliner” speech in 1963, was made when he visited Taiwan last week.
The T-shirt has received overwhelming interest from people in Taiwan, according to politikunatriku.cz, but due to high transport costs and international payment complexities, they are unable to ship the product overseas.
In order to satisfy demand, politikunatriku.cz told CNA on Tuesday that they are currently in talks with a Taiwanese company over a potential partnership that would allow the T-shirts to be made and sold in Taiwan.
Ideally, the T-shirts will be sold at around the same price in Taiwan as they are on the website, which is 220 Czech koruna (US$9.78), they said.