Air New Zealand caused a diplomatic conflict with China
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The flight NZ289 Air New Zealand which covers the Auckland (AKL) route in Shanghai, China Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, The Chinese were involved in the controversy after the ban on entering airspace, due to the fact that in the document submitted by the airline, it was mentioned Taiwan.
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remember that Taiwan (Known as Republic of China) and China (Known as People’s Republic of China) Have not recognized each other since 1949 After the end of the civil war in this country, which saw the entry of the Communist Party of Mao Zedong.
The conflict sparked political ties between the New Zealand government and the Chinese government, as the airline’s paperwork was done. As a test of approval towards the Taiwanese regime.
in that sense, Reuters It was reported that both the New Zealand government, airline and Chinese officials claimed that the return of flight NZ289 was related to a “personal problem”. However, the incident still brought political controversy.
As a “five-and-a-half-hour flight”, a passenger called it on social media, on the one hand believed to be a sign of weak political relations between New Zealand and China.
In February 2018, the Chinese government directed 44 international airlines in a letter to review references to its website and Remove any content that would identify Taiwan, Macao and Hong Kong as independent regions.
Airlines were required to comply by July 2018 under the requirement to face “disciplinary action”. Taiwan government responded to the letter’s condemnation and action “Crude attempts to force foreign airlines” to degrade Taiwan state. “
However, affected operators largely chose to comply or seek creative solutions to the problem.
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