CHINA China stands firm on Taiwan-related description in airlines: FM

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China stands firm on Taiwan-related description in airlines: FM

By Dong Feng | People's Daily app

18:11, July 24, 2018

The one-China principle is the consensus of the international community and adhering to it is the political foundation for the stable development of Sino-US relations, a Chinese official said on Tuesday. 

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Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang (Photos: fmprc.gov.cn)

“The one-China principle cannot be negotiated and compromised. We hope the US government urges relevant enterprises to comply with the one-China principle and make changes as soon as possible,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular press conference in Beijing. 

When asked what the consequences would be if US airlines refuse to make revisions after the deadline, including banning them from using Chinese airports? 

"Let's wait and see," Geng said. 

On April 25, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) asked 44 foreign airlines to change how Taiwan is described on their websites to reflect the one-China principle. 

As of Tuesday, several American airlines have yet to make changes.

The deadline has been extended to July 25. 

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