Air India buckles to China’s pressure, removes ‘Taiwan’ from website


  1. ir India has joined several foreign air carriers in acquiescing to China’s demand to no longer refer to Taiwan as a separate region on their websites. Air India’s website, which as of last month referred to Taiwan as ‘Taiwan’ now refers to it as ‘Chinese Taipei’.

Several air carriers, including Singapore Airlines, Japan Airlines and Air Canada among others have changed description of Taiwan on their websites. Now they don’t refer to Taiwan as a separate country, following an April 25 order by the Civil Aviation Authority of China.