• China is cranking up its war of words over Taiwan: It just slapped an iconic Japanese retailer with a $30,000 fine for describing it as a country

    4 monthes ago - By Chron

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    China fined the Japanese retailer Muji $31,280 for describing Taiwan as a country.
    Taiwan was listed as the "country of origin" on the packaging for 119 clothes hangers last year.
    This is the most serious action from China in the country's escalating war of words over how Taiwan is officially recognized. Beijing considers it to be a province of China, not an independent country.
    So far this year, China has ordered Marriott to shut its website for a week for listing Taiwan as a country, and a number of airlines have kowtowed to China's description of Taiwan.
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  • Japanese Retailer Muji Is the Latest Company to Face China's Anger Over Taiwan

    4 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Muji is the latest international brand to attract China's political ire, with the Japanese retailer fined 200,000 yuan for packaging that identified Taiwan as a separate country, Reuters reports.
    The complaint centered on the packaging of clothes hangers that marked Taiwan as a “country of origin,” the Shanghai Administration for Industry and Commerce said in a statement last month. The Chinese regulator charged that Muji, which is owned by Ryohin Keikaku Co rykkf
    , violated China's advertising laws.
    A Ryohin Keikaku spokesperson confirmed that the company had been fined and added that it...
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  • China is cranking up its war of words over Taiwan: It just slapped an iconic Japanese retailer with a $30,000 fine for describing it as a country

    China is cranking up its war of words over Taiwan: It just slapped an iconic Japanese retailer with a $30,000 fine for describing it as a country

    4 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    China fined the Japanese retailer Muji $31,280 for describing Taiwan as a country.
    Taiwan was listed as the "country of origin" on the packaging for 119 clothes hangers last year.
    This is the most serious action from China in the country's escalating war of words over how Taiwan is officially recognized. Beijing considers it to be a province of China, not an independent country.
    So far this year, China has ordered Marriott to shut its website for a week for listing Taiwan as a country, and a number of airlines have kowtowed to China's description of Taiwan.
    China fined iconic Japanese...
    Read more ...

     

  • China is cranking up its war of words over Taiwan: It just slapped an iconic Japanese retailer with a $30,000 fine for describing it as a country

    China is cranking up its war of words over Taiwan: It just slapped an iconic Japanese retailer with a $30,000 fine for describing it as a country

    4 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    China fined the Japanese retailer Muji $31,280 for describing Taiwan as a country.
    Taiwan was listed as the "country of origin" on the packaging for 119 clothes hangers last year.
    This is the most serious action from China in the country's escalating war of words over how Taiwan is officially recognized. Beijing considers it to be a province of China, not an independent country.
    So far this year, China has ordered Marriott to shut its website for a week for listing Taiwan as a country, and a number of airlines have kowtowed to China's description of Taiwan.
    China fined iconic Japanese...
    Read more ...