5 Times the US Government Calls Taiwan a Country

It’s not that hard, airlines.

The News Lens
Date: 2018/06/05
By: Morley J Weston

Photo Credit: Reuters / TPG

The PRC has lately been on a campaign against menus — the type that let customers select their country of origin or their destination when ordering hotel rooms or plane tickets.

Companies around the world from Marriott to Quantas have bowed to the wishes of China and its growing financial clout, a trend which the White House has denounced as “Orwellian nonsense.”

But the U.S., which ended official diplomatic relations with Taiwan in 1979, is supposed to hold its tongue when it comes to calling Taiwan a country and Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) a president, despite both those things being evidently true.

American politicians keep to to a strict playbook on Taiwan, using creative turns of phrase such as “this economy’s beautiful landscape and people” and “Leader of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen.”    [FULL  STORY]


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