China's Foreign Ministry, inquired on Thursday regarding the United Airlines recently changed its official website, separating the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan as options for locations and currencies, said no “elasticity” could ever jump out of the one-China fundamental principle.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying (Photo: fmprc.gov.cn)
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a routine news briefing in Beijing there is only one China in the world and Taiwan is a part of China. This is an objective fact, basic common sense and international consensus. It is also the basic follow-up of any foreign companies operating in China.
Any imagination on flexibility will not have exceptional practice when it comes to the one-China fundamental principle, Hua stressed.
The issue of the name of Taiwan on the airline website is supervised by the Civil Aviation Department of China.