NCC demands smartphone makers list Taiwan properly after Huawei alters caller IDs

NCC to revoke certifications if smartphone makers such as Huawei do not properly list Taiwan

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/11/14
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Huawei store. (AP photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to reports of Huawei smartphones suddenly changing Taiwan's listing to "Taiwan, China," the National Communication Commission (NCC) on Wednesday (Nov. 13) said that it is asking all mobile device manufacturers to list Taiwan properly and will remove their certification if they fail to do so in the future.

After undergoing a security update, Taiwanese netizens on the discussion forum for tech site Mobile 01 have recently discovered the caller ID on Huawei P30, P30 Pro, and Nova 5T smartphones have begun displaying Taiwan as "Taiwan, China." Other users found that the country listing for their caller ID was unmolested, but the nation for their warrantee area had been changed to "Taiwan, China."

In response, NCC acting spokesman Hsiao Chi-hung (蕭祈宏), said that the changes to the country listing on the devices "are not in line with the facts and damage national dignity," reported TechNews. Hsiao said that in order to safeguard national dignity and based on its authority over mobile phones, the NCC has informed Huawei that it must change the listing for the country back to "Taiwan."

Hsiao said the NCC is calling on all smartphone and tablet manufacturers to properly and consistently label Taiwan in their devices. He added that moving forward, the NCC will require mobile device makers to sign an affidavit when they apply for certification of their products pledging that they will correctly label Taiwan in their operating systems and built-in applications, according to the report.    [FULL  STORY]

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