Articles tagged “taiwan”

China Airlines Pilots’ Strike Leaves Travelers Stranded During Peak Season

China Airlines Pilots’ Strike Leaves Travelers Stranded During Peak Season

Yu-Huay Sun and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

The strike by China Airlines points to the greater problem of a shortage of good pilots in Asia-Pacific. The region requires -- listen to this -- 637,000 new pilots by 2036.

1 week ago

China Rejects United’s Workaround Reference for Taiwan

China Rejects United’s Workaround Reference for Taiwan

Bloomberg

United got cute by symbolizing China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong with their currencies — as in New Taiwan Dollar — instead of the country names themselves. Give United credit for trying, but the airline will likely give in.

6 months ago

Taiwan to Retaliate Against Airlines That Caved to China

Taiwan to Retaliate Against Airlines That Caved to China

Samson Ellis and Adela Lin, Bloomberg

In a case of damned if you do, and damned if you don't, airlines now face backlash from Taiwan on the battle over how to identify the island. Airlines in May gave in to China on demands. It'll get interesting now. Good for you, Taiwan.

7 months ago

China Tells U.S. Airlines Their Taiwan Changes Are Incomplete

China Tells U.S. Airlines Their Taiwan Changes Are Incomplete

Dong Lyu, Bloombert

China should know better than to expect any changes to happen quickly with U.S. airlines. But, unfortunately, it's probably in the best interests of the U.S. carriers seeking to increase their footholds in China to get a move on.

7 months ago

U.S. Airlines Cave In to Chinese Demands About Taiwan

U.S. Airlines Cave In to Chinese Demands About Taiwan

Bloomberg

U.S. airlines are choosing their pocketbooks over their principles as they bow to Chinese pressure to designate Taiwan as part of China. U.S.-based tech companies have gone along with Chinese censorship in the past so it's not a big surprise that airlines caved in. It is, however, regrettable.

7 months ago

Defiant U.S. Airlines Could Face Consequences Over China’s Order on Taiwan

Defiant U.S. Airlines Could Face Consequences Over China’s Order on Taiwan

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

U.S. airlines are not caving to China's demand that Taiwan not be described as a separate country or region. It could cost those airlines business. But kudos to U.S. carriers for standing strong on this one.

8 months ago

China’s Crackdown on Airline Websites Is Meeting Some Resistance

China’s Crackdown on Airline Websites Is Meeting Some Resistance

Daniel Meesak, Jing Travel

We still don't know whether U.S. airlines will remove Taiwan references from their websites as China has requested. Ultimately, as American CEO Doug Parker said earlier this month, this is an issue between governments. It's likely U.S. airlines will do what their government recommends.

8 months ago

Global Airlines Bow to Chinese Pressure on Taiwan Designation

Global Airlines Bow to Chinese Pressure on Taiwan Designation

Bloomberg

Designating Taiwan as a part of China is an alternative fact, at least in terms of current realities. And airlines around the world weren't about to risk losing access to a lucrative market and those precious outbound Chinese travelers.

9 months ago

China Pushes Back on U.S. Chiding Over Its Order for Airlines

China Pushes Back on U.S. Chiding Over Its Order for Airlines

Bloomberg

The U.S. went there — yes, a George Orwell jab at China's order that airlines should not refer to Macau, Hong Kong, and Taiwan as countries. The trade war gamesmanship is never boring.

10 months ago

Ex-Googler in Taiwan Uses Blockchain to Track Double Hotel Bookings

Ex-Googler in Taiwan Uses Blockchain to Track Double Hotel Bookings

Bloomberg

Who knew that double hotel bookings, due to the proliferation of third-party sites, was such a big problem. Alas, many hoteliers were undoubtedly well-aware of the issue. Hey, if OwlTing's blockchain can help reduce the problem, then it is likely worth a few Bitcoin to someone.

11 months ago

China Is Using Tourism to Taiwan as a Diplomatic Weapon

China Is Using Tourism to Taiwan as a Diplomatic Weapon

Brenda Goh and Muyu Xu, Reuters

Travel is always a political act. It's just that sometimes it's much more apparent than others.

2 years ago

Chinese Tourists Avoid Taiwan as Political Tensions Rise

Chinese Tourists Avoid Taiwan as Political Tensions Rise

Faith Hung, Reuters

Tourism boards hate playing politics, but when situations get extreme the smart ones speak out about what's in their best interest.

2 years ago