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>> Major airlines in the US have updated their website, changing the way they refer to Taoyunees airport. That was in response to Beijing which demanded that foreign firms and airlines in particular no longer refer to Taiwan as non chinese territory on their website. Taiwan is China's most sensitive territorial issues.
Beijing considers the island a wayward province of one China. The airlines responded ahead of a July 25th deadline, to avoid racking up Chinese penalties. A check on American Airlines websites, shows it now only lists the capital Taipei's airport code and city, not the name Taiwan. Delta and United soon matched the move.
US Officials could not immediately be reached for a comment on Tuesday but in May the White House called the move, quote, Orwellian nonsense. China rejected the US request for talks on the matter, further straining relations in the midst on an escalating trade conflict. Other none US carriers including Air Canada's Lufthansa and British Airways, have also made changes to the websites, after receiving requests from China earlier this year.