14 Mar '18, 11am

Channel 8 travel show trailer pastes #Taiwan flag over mainland #China

Channel 8 travel show trailer pastes #Taiwan flag over mainland #China

*Update on 14 Mar 9.15pm: Mediacorp has contacted Mothership and shared the following statement – “This was a mistake that occurred during the production of graphics used in the trailer. We have sincerely apologised to the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore.” We know that China can be quite sensitive when it comes to sovereignty issues. Foreign corporations that conduct business with or in China have to tread carefully when it comes to places such as Taiwan, Tibet or Xinjiang — in case they commit a faux pas that hurt the feelings of the Chinese people. Marriott, Zara and Qantas among foreign firms who failed to get their Chinese geography right Advertisement Taiwan references For instance, Beijing abhors any references to Taiwan that indicates it is anything other than a Chinese province. This is because China consi...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/03/channel-8-travel-show-trail...

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