Date: 14 March 2018
By: Neil Connor, beijing
British Airways has been hit with a wave of criticism from China’s fiery, nationalistic
Internet users for listing Taiwan and Hong Kong as countries on its website.
BA has become the latest overseas brand to come under attack in China, where any perceived misinterpretation of the country’s national borders can cause widespread anger.
However, the British flag carrier does not appear to have followed other global businesses in immediately changing its online platform.
Other global companies have been forced to make public apologiesfor offending Chinese sentiments, and Chinese media said that Lufthansa recently chose to adjust their category of “Taiwan” to “Taiwan, China” on its website. [FULL STORY]