Wednesday, July 04, 2018

China Threatens to Block Air India over “One China Policy” on Taiwan

In April this year, the Civil Aviation Authority of China urged all airlines across the globe to change the way how they present Taiwan. It asked the airlines to change the description of Taiwan on their websites and their marketing strategies within a time frame of 30 days.

Within the stipulated time many airlines agreed to cater to China’s request on Taiwan and made the changes while some sought extension till July 25 citing technical constraints. Airlines from the United States of America and Japan, however, refused to make the changes or made changes only on the Chinese websites of their airlines.

Air India has still not made the changes which were requested by China. Indian experts argue that since India does not support the one-China policy and the Indian leaders don’t talk about it extensively, India is not really obliged to cater to this request made by China in April.
03/07/18 Eurasian Times