Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Sat 15, Dec 2018 12:17 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Tibetan monk beaten up, arrested in Ngaba for protest
CTA Information Secretary Dhardhon Sharling resigns
Tibetan Prez asked to rewrite the written statement in case no. 20
US Congress passes Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act
Uncle claims nephew died of motorbike fire, not self immolation
Tibetans celebrate 29th year of Nobel peace prize conferment
Youth immolates self in Ngaba
Tibetan exiles condemn Indian Express' advertorial "propaganda for China"
China deploys “hunter-killer” drones in high altitude border regions of Tibet, Xinjiang
Bill promoting access to Tibet gets support from US State Department
 Latest Photo News
Winner of the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 Ritika Sharma, First Runner-up Palak Sharma and Second-Runner-up Ashima Sharma wave to the audience during the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 in McLeod Ganj, India, on 6 October 2018, Photo: L. Wangyal
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives to begin his four day teaching on the request of a Taiwanese group, Tsuglakhang courtyard, Theckchen Choeling, McLeod Ganj, October . 3, 2018. OHHDL Photo/Ven. Tenzin Jamphel
Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses the gathering during the 50th year celebration of Tibet Insitute Rikon. The event was attended by around 4000 people from all parts of Europe. Around 4000 people have come to attend the function organised by Tibet Institute Rikon with support of Tibetan Community in Switzerland and Liechtensein. Winterthur, September 22, 2018. Phayul photo/Norbu Wangyal
more photos »
Advertisement
Wholesale chain Costco the latest company to express regret for offending China'
Phayul[Wednesday, June 06, 2018 19:59]
By Tenzin Zompa

DHARAMSHALA, June 5: American wholesale chain Costco is the latest company facing backlash from the Chinese netizens for its stance on Taiwan in a letter from 2016 which viewed Taiwan as a country. Chinese netizens have called for an apology from the US company.

In 2016, A Costco executive sent a letter to the Formosan Association for Public Affairs (FAPA), supporting Taiwan’s right to be an independent nation. The letter came in response to the group’s complaint that an online application form didn't include Taiwan in a drop-down menu of countries. The letter had said the company viewed Taiwan as a “country.”

Costco is now on the list of American companies including Gap, Delta Airlines, Marriott Hotels that apologized to China for mislabeling Tibet, Taiwan and Hong Kong as independent separate nations.

Costco, which has long operated in Taiwan and is preparing to open its first store in mainland China, hasn’t responded publicly and didn’t respond to a request for comment, according to The Wall Street Journal.

In February, an Instagram post by Mecedes- Benz featuring a picture of one of it’s luxury car alongside a quote by Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama caused the car company to apologize to China for “evoking separatist beliefs inside Chinese territorial regions.”

Gap, the San-Francisco-based apparel company came on the hit list on Chinese social media for selling T-Shirts representing a map of China, but excluding Taiwan, a self- ruled Island on the South China sea and Southern Tibet from the sketch. Although the T-Shirt is not for sale in China, the firm quickly apologised.

A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry in early May said that foreign companies operating in the country should “respect China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, abide by China’s law and respect the national feeling of the Chinese people.”



Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Dalai Lama gives introductory dharma teachings to Tibetan students
UN human rights experts condemn 5-year jail term for Tibetan activist
Wholesale chain Costco the latest company to express regret for offending China'
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2018 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement