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Taiwan: China Warns Over Lack of Compliance From U.S. Airlines

1 MIN READJul 26, 2018 | 15:51 GMT

What Happened: China's aviation regulator warned July 26 that four U.S. airlines have not fully complied with Beijing's demands to explicitly refer to Taiwan as a part of China, the South China Morning Post reported.

Why It Matters: Beijing is leveraging its global market force to force businesses to conform to its strategic objective to one day reincorporate Taiwan into China.

Background: China views Taiwan as a wayward province that it hopes to one day reunify with the mainland, spurring Beijing to exert its influence against countries or businesses that recognize Taiwan as an independent entity.

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