SPECIAL NOTE: The first article is a report about recent development between China and the island of Taiwan and what China demanded from all international companies not to refer to Taiwan as a “country”. The second article is from Wikipedia about a brief history of the two Chinas, one is ROC (Taiwan) and the other is PRC (mainland China). Steve, USA, oct 30, 2018 wechat 1962816801 email@example.com blog:https://getting2knowyou-china.com
Jan 17, 2018 Forbes
China Demands Companies Stop Calling Taiwan A Country — Here’s What They’ll Do
When a government makes some demand on a multinational based offshore, the company can technically take or leave the order. The worst fallout: said country kicks out said multinational and life goes on for the company in other parts of the world. But when China asks, multinationalscomply — and fast. China has the world’s second-largest economy and increasingly well-off consumers. Companies want to do business there.
Last week, Chinese authorities began demanding that foreign multinationals change how they refer to the ever-sensitive island of Taiwan. That trend will continue, analysts believe.
They asked the Marriott hotel chain to strike language from a customer survey referring to Taiwan as a country, Beijing’s official Xinhua News Agency reports. Internet authorities in the commercial center Shanghai also demanded that Delta Airlines, American medical equipment maker Medtronic and Spanish fashion brand Zara remove from their websites references to Taiwan as a “country,” the news agency says.
All demands met so far
All four companies have complied with these demands, Chinese media say, with Delta and Marriott issuing public apologies (see Delta’s in Chinese here). Other multinationals who find links in their written material to Taiwan as a country will probably do the same, either as requested by the Communist government or on their own before it asks, experts say.
“I have to believe that most companies will make this change so as to not hurt their business with the PRC, especially since there is no indication that making this change will hurt business with Taiwan,” says Dan Harris, an intellectual property rights lawyer specialized in China
This is from Wikipedia…about Taiwan (ROC) and mainland China (PRC)
China is one of the charter members of the United Nations and is one of five permanentmembers of its Security Council. It has used its veto the least of any of the permanent members.
One of the victorious Allies of the Second World War (locally known as the Second Sino-Japanese War), Republic of China (ROC) joined the UN at its founding in 1945. The subsequent resumption of the Chinese Civil War led to the establishment of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 1949. Nearly all of Chinese mainland was soon under its control[a] and the ROC fled to the island of Taiwan. The One-China policyadvocated by both governments precluded dual representation but, amid the Cold War and Korean War, the United States and its allies opposed the replacement of the ROC at the United Nations, although they were persuaded to pressure the government of the ROC to accept international recognition of Mongolia’s independence in 1961. The United Kingdom, France, and other American allies individually shifted their recognitions of China to the PRC and Albania brought annual votes to replace the ROC with the PRC, but these were defeated since—after General Assembly Resolution 1668—a change in recognition required a two-thirds vote.
Amid the Sino-Soviet split and Vietnam War, American President Nixon entered into negotiations with Communist Chairman Mao, initially through a secret 1971 trip undertaken by Henry Kissinger to visit Zhou Enlai. On 25 October 1971, Albania’s motion to recognize the People’s Republic of China as the sole legal China was passed as General Assembly Resolution 2758. It was supported by most of the communist states(including the Soviet Union) and non-aligned countries (such as India), but also by some American alliessuch as the United Kingdom and France. After the PRC was seated on 15 November 1971, Nixon then personally visited China the next year, beginning the normalization of Sino-American relations. Since that time, the Republic of China has softened its own One-China Policy and sought international recognition. These moves have been opposed and mostly blocked by the People’s Republic of China, forcing the Republic of China to join international organizations under other names. These include “Chinese Taipei” at the International Olympic Committee.
The Republic of China’s most recent request for admission was turned down in 2007, but a number of Western governments—led by the United States—protested to the UN’s Office of Legal Affairs to force the global body and its secretary-general to stop using the reference “Taiwan is a part of China”.