Taiwan contemplates retaliating against airlines that refer to it as part of China

Taiwan is considering countermeasures against foreign airlines that have complied with the Chinese government’s demand to change their website references to the island so that it reflects it as being part of the mainland. Although Taiwan has repeatedly condemned the directive as “bullying”, this would be its first official response to the increasing pressure from China. According to one official from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) who asked not to be identified, Taiwanese authorities are currently studying countermeasures against airlines that have complied with the Chinese demand to…