Phones pulled over naming issue

Taipwei Times
Date: Nov 16, 2019
By: Staff Writer, with CNA

The National Communications Commission (NCC) has halted the sale of three smartphone models

The logo of Chinese telecom giant Huawei is pictured in Lisbon on November 6.
Photo: AFP

produced by China’s Huawei Technologies Co, saying a software upgrade had renamed Taiwan as “Taiwan, China.”

The temporary ban, which affects five telecom companies that sell the P30, P30 Pro and Nova 5T phones, might become permanent if the issue is not resolved, the NCC said on Thursday.

Following an upgrade of the software on the three models, the time zone and contact apps now list Taiwan as “Taiwan, China,” the commission said.

The designation has sparked controversy among consumers in Taiwan, as China continues its efforts to convince global businesses and foreign governments to refer to Taiwan as “Taiwan, China,” the NCC said.    [FULL  STORY]

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