Published: Mon, May 07, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

China's demand to foreign airlines 'Orwellian nonsense'

China's demand to foreign airlines 'Orwellian nonsense'

Sanders also vowed that "China's efforts to export its censorship and political correctness to Americans and the rest of the free world will be resisted".

The Chinese government continues to insist that foreign airlines operating in the country should not refer to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau as entities independent from China, even though the White House has labeled this move "Orwellian nonsense".

AirMacau, a local air carrier, on the other hand, only indicates "MFM-Macau" and 'TPE-Taipei Taoyuan, ' in its website, similar to the way Tigerair, a Taiwanese air carrier, uses Macau's name in its flight search engine, with no specific reference to the city as being part of China. Pompeo and Politburo member Yang Jiechi "affirmed the importance of a constructive, results-oriented bilateral relationship", state department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement.

The White House's sharp criticism follows contentious trade talks between senior USA and CCP officials last week.

The sharp criticism comes on the heels of contentious trade talks with China earlier this week. "We're going to have to rework China because that's been a one-way street for decades,".

China will stick to the One-China principle when dealing its external relations, Geng said, urging foreign enterprises operating business in China to respect China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, abide by Chinese law, and respect the Chinese peoples' feelings.

Trump has already proposed tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods which could go into effect next month.

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Beijing sees the island as a renegade province that is part of its territory awaiting reunification. The governments in Beijing and Taipei insist that countries can not recognise both of them.

It has also requested that Washington treat Chinese investment equally under national security reviews and stop issuing new restrictions on Chinese investment.

It was unclear if the call came after, or was a response to, the White House statement - or if the two had even discussed the issue of how Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau are referred to by United States companies.

A spokesman for Airlines for America, a trade group representing United Airlines, American Airlines and other major carriers, said the group was "continuing to work with USA government officials as we determine next steps".

"China's internal internet repression is world-famous", she added.

The foreign ministry in Beijing released a statement Sunday that all three places "are an inalienable part of China's territory".

"Take back the mainland" was one of the slogans coined by late ROC President Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) as a show of determination to reconquer China following the defeat of the Nationalist forces in China's civil war. Hong Kong and Macau are former European colonies that are now part of China but run largely autonomously.

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