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China orders Marriott to suspend website, app in map furor

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Regulators have ordered the Marriott hotel chain to close its China-based website and app for one week after criticizing the company for referring to Tibet and self-ruled Taiwan as countries in a customer survey.
The Shanghai Cyberspace Authority said Friday that Marriott was ordered to “to conduct a comprehensive self-examination and rectification to completely clean up illegal content.”
The CEO of Marriott International Inc., Arne Sorenson, said in a statement the company “respects and supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China.”
The survey sent to customers asked in...
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Delta Air Lines apologizes after listing Taiwan, Tibet as countries on website

Delta Air Lines apologizes after listing Taiwan, Tibet as countries on website

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Delta Air Lines apologized on Friday and said it recognized the seriousness of the issue after it was criticized by the Chinese aviation regulator for listing Taiwan and Tibet as countries on its website.
The Civil Aviation Administration of China earlier in the day posted a statement on its website demanding the U.S. carrier to issue an “immediate and public” apology and to investigate how the issue occurred.
“Delta recognizes the seriousness of this issue and we took immediate steps to resolve it,” the company said in an emailed statement to Reuters.
“It was an inadvertent error with no...
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