Costco corrects description of Taiwan as province of China

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/04/20
By: Chen Cheng-wei and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, April 20 (CNA) Costco Wholesale Corp., one of the world’s largest

(CNA file photo)

(CNA file photo)

retailers, won the applause of its Taiwan branch Wednesday after correcting its identification of Taiwan on its online job application site as a province of China.

Costco Taiwan said in a statement that it approved and respected the correction by the company’s headquarters in the United States, which moved Taiwan from the options for “province” to those for “country” in its online job application system.

Such a situation does not exist in Taiwan because the job application system here is different from that in the United States, Costco Taiwan added.

Costco Wholesale was responding to a request made by the Washington D.C.-based Formosan Association for Public Affairs (FAPA), a non-government organization dedicated to promoting Taiwan’s interests in the United States.     [FULL  STORY]

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