Taiwan’s envoy to Germany on Wednesday said he has written to German companies to demand a correction for listing Taiwan as part of China.
Shieh Jhy-wey was referring to Lufthansa and Mercedes-Benz, which have listed Taiwan on their websites as “Taiwan, China”. Bosch uses “Taiwan (China)” on its website. Their Chinese websites also have the same names.
Shieh said those companies have come under pressure from China. He said Beijing’s move has become a global phenomenon. Relations between Taiwan and China have been strained since President Tsai Ing-wen took office in 2016.
Meanwhile, foreign ministry spokesperson Andrew Lee said Thursday that his office will continue to pay close attention to the situation. Lee said it is important for the ministry to protect Taiwan’s dignity and interests.