Only for flights to and from China: airline
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese crew members at Malaysian budget airline AirAsia
X have been forced to report their nationality as Chinese for flights to and from China, reports said Sunday.
According to a report in the Chinese-language Apple Daily, this is the latest example of pressure by China against Taiwan, which it regards as a province to be isolated diplomatically and brought into its fold, by force if necessary.
A Taiwanese crew member at AirAsia X said that on a recent flight from Shanghai’s Pudong Airport to the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, the nationality listed in the NTLY column on the necessary General Declaration had been changed from TWN for Taiwan to CHN for China.
In a message shown by the Apple Daily, an official at the airline’s cabin crew department writes that the nationality of Taiwanese crew members will be reflected as CHN, but only for flights to and from China. [FULL STORY]