U.S. Airlines Cave In to Chinese Demands About Taiwan

LiPo Ching

Passengers enjoy the lounge at the Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan, on September 11, 2012. Several U.S. airlines have decided under pressure to refer to Taiwan as part of China. LiPo Ching

Skift Take: U.S. airlines are choosing their pocketbooks over their principles as they bow to Chinese pressure to designate Taiwan as part of China. U.S.-based tech companies have gone along with Chinese censorship in the past so it’s not a big surprise that airlines caved in. It is, however, regrettable.

— Dennis Schaal

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