Saturday, July 07, 2018

Taiwan name change by Air India in line with global practices: Govt

New Delhi:  While the renaming of Taiwan as Chinese Taipei by Air India (AI) has created an uproar here, the government seems convinced that the step taken by the national carrier is in line with international
practices. Official sources who spoke to TOI on the issue insisted that what AI did had nothing to do with One China policy which Beijing wants India and others to follow.
"It neither negates nor reaffirms any policy on China" said a source familiar with the issue.
India stopped mentioning 'One China' in its joint statements with Beijing in 2010, and has maintained a deliberate ambiguity on the issue since. Any Indian government though is unlikely to bring that mention back until Beijing acknowledges India's sovereignty over Arunachal Pradesh and the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
07/07/18 Sachin Parashar/Times of India

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