A handful of US and Australian airlines have been reprimanded by China’s aviation regulator for failing to comply with a demand issued last month to list Taiwan as part of China on company websites.
According to the Financial Times, 26 global airlines were given 30 days from April 25th to address the issue, with the majority, including flag carriers Lufthansa, British Airways, Air Canada, and Finnair making the change in time.
Delta, American Airlines, United, and Qantas were mentioned in state media outlet Global Times on Wednesday as examples of companies who are “still resisting.”
The deadline exemplifies Beijing’s recent ramping up of pressure on international companies for their approach towards Taiwan’s national status. Just this week, retailer Muji was fined by Shanghai’s local government for using tags saying “made in Taiwan” without a reference to China.