Taiwan to fight back against Chinese pressure on name: report

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/06/18
By: Ko Lin

Taipei, June 18 (CNA) Taiwan has planned measures to counter Beijing’s pressure on

David Lee (CNA file photo)

airlines to describe Taiwan as a part of China, including pursuing legal action and encouraging a boycott of the carriers that comply, according to a Financial Times report Monday.

“We will tell our people: ‘Those are the airlines that caved in to China, it is your choice [whether to use them],'” David Lee (李大維), secretary-general of Taiwan’s National Security Council, was quoted by the newspaper as saying.

Lee said initiatives to fight Beijing’s “excessive” aggressiveness could also include legal action against companies that labeled Taiwan as part of China, according to the report published Monday.

The security official said pursuing legal action against the companies involved would be a complex process and “may take two to three years” to obtain a ruling, the Financial Times reported.    [FULL  STORY]]

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