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China Southern became China's first A380 operator in 2011 (Photo: Airbus)

Updated: Airlines Changing Taiwan References as China’s Deadline Approaches

With a deadline on Wednesday fast-approaching, many airlines are expected to change how their websites refer to Taiwan in response to pressure from the Chinese government. The changes are the result of a Chinese mandate that foreign firms are not to refer to Chinese-claimed Taiwan as a self-ruled entity. The ruling also applies to Hong Kong and Macau, both autonomous regions but still part of China. While many foreign carriers including Air Canada, British Airways, Lufthansa, Japan Airlines and Qantas have already…