Screenshot of Medtronic's website listing Tanwan as a coountry (File photo)
Shanghai cyberspace administration Friday ordered two transnational enterprises Zara and Medtronic to remove all illegal content from their websites.
According to reports from local media and internet users, Spanish clothes company Zara's website (zara.cn) and US medical technology firm Medtronic's website (medtronic.com) had categorized Chinese territories as countries.
Shanghai cyberspace administration has investigated and issued a notification to the operators of the two websites, ordering them to remove all content that violates Chinese laws and regulations, and issue apologies on their websites before 6 pm Friday.
The administration also requires the two websites to conduct thorough self-inspections and further enhance inspection and management of information on their websites. They are also to submit remediation reports.
US-based hotel corporation Marriott International, who categorized Chinese territories as countries in a mail questionnaire, was ordered to remove all related content from its website and mobile app Wednesday.
Marriott suspended the questionnaire and apologized.