• ***
  • Petal
  • 786 3
    • View Profile
Shanghai probes Marriott hotels over geography gaffe
« on: January 11, 2018, 02:06:12 pm »
Authorities in Shanghai are investigating hotel giant Marriott after it triggered an online uproar with a customer questionnaire that listed Chinese-claimed regions such as Tibet and Hong Kong as separate countries.

City officials said in a notice dated late Wednesday that they were probing whether the gaffe in Marriott International's Mandarin-language questionnaire violated national cyber-security and advertising laws.

Marriott has issued an apology and amended the online questionnaire, which asked members of the chain's customer rewards programme to list their country of residence, giving Tibet, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan as possible options.

China claims indisputable sovereignty over all four of the territories and bristles at any suggestion of independence.

More at https://www.prolificskins.com/forum/current-affairs/shanghai-probes-marriott-hotels-over-geography-gaffe



  • *****
  • Global Moderator
  • 7209 13
  • Road to Perdition
    • View Profile
Re: Shanghai probes Marriott hotels over geography gaffe
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 03:34:56 pm »
Chinaman sibeh thin-skinned ...  ::)
"A man who has depths in his shame meets his destiny and his delicate decisions upon paths which few ever reach."

Solden Stella's Most Adored Hotels of The Year 2017

Started by MariaSharpieBoard Travel

Replies: 0
Views: 94
Last post August 15, 2017, 07:45:30 pm
by MariaSharpie
Wedding Dinner Hotels Recommendations

Started by dloreangelBoard Wedding, Home and Family

Replies: 4
Views: 665
Last post November 24, 2015, 02:12:43 pm
by xsweethomex
List of hotels in Singapore near to MRT stations

Started by MariaSharpieBoard Travel

Replies: 3
Views: 2044
Last post April 17, 2016, 08:07:07 pm
by chiasmus