Taiwan News: MoFA Threatens Airlines with Legal Action, Pension Vote Looms

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Date: 2018/06/20
By: International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT)

Photo Credit: Reuters / TPG

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the government is considering litigation to stop international airlines from changing Taiwan’s designation on their websites and listing the island as being part of China.

According to foreign office spokesman Andrew Lee (李憲章), legal action will only be taken after the government has exhausted all other avenues in talks with countries whose airlines have bowed to pressure from China to re-designate the island’s status.

Lee also said his office is currently collecting evidence of wrongdoing by the airlines in order to ensure that any such lawsuit will be beneficial for Taiwan.

The statements come after Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways became the latest carriers to change the designation “Taiwan” to “China, Taiwan” on their Chinese-language websites.    [FULL  STORY]

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