China had raised concerns about Taiwan being described as a separate region by various airlines worldwide.
Upon discovering that the listing for Taiwan had been changed to "Taipei, Taoyuan International Airport, TPE, Chinese Taipei" on Air India's online reservation service, the ministry immediately instructed the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India to lobby New Delhi to revert the change, ministry spokesman Andrew Lee (李憲章) said at a news conference in Taipei.
Starbucks to ban plastic straws within two years
For users who still want their drinks with a straw, the company said paper or biodegradable plastic will be available by request. Starbucks announced plans to eliminate more than 1 billion plastic straws per year from its stores worldwide by 2020.
Air India confirmed to local media that the name change was approved by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs. It underlined that Air India was a "state-owned airline".
As of Wednesday, Taiwan was referred to as "Chinese Taipei" on the drop-down booking list on Air India's website. Code sharing allows an airline to book its passengers on its partner carriers and provide seamless travel to destinations where it has no presence. On April 25, the Civil Aviation Authority of China had asked global airlines to change how Taiwan is described on their websites within 30 days, the Hindustan Times reported.
Air India has caved to China's attempts to strong-arm countries and companies into recognising Taiwan as a part of "One China". Had Air India not complied with China's request, the government would likely have forbidden Air India from operating at all in the region. China has claimed sovereignty over Taiwan since the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949, when the defeated Nationalist government fled to the island. The Taiwan question is a matter of China's domestic affairs. In 2016, a delegation of Indian MPs had visited Taiwan. Neither Japan Airlines nor ANA has heard a protest from Taiwan, but Japan's broadcaster, NHK, reported that Taiwan's Foreign Ministery Affairs had filed a complaint as a diplomatic mission in Taipei. The US had rubbished China's instructions, with the White House saying it was nothing more than "this is Orwellian nonsense and part of a growing trend by the Chinese Communist Party to impose its political views on American citizens and private companies".
Bottas again led from the second restart however his older, harder tyres made it difficult to hold back Vettel. Bottas was fourth with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo fifth and Nico Hulkenberg sixth for Renault.
The State Department declined the Times' request to comment and said it could not discuss private diplomatic conversations. Health advocates had trouble finding another sponsor who did not fear USA "retaliation".
Sources close to Cohen have slowly begun telling the media that the president's former attorney is ready to flip on his ex-boss. Bolduan asked if there's any signal that Cohen is now cooperating with prosecutors.
Environment Canada lifted heat warnings Friday, despite expectations that temperatures will once again rise early next week. Public Health Minister Lucie Charlebois said none of the deaths in Quebec took place in public health institutions.
On Monday, Trump phoned retiring Justice Kennedy to inform him that his former law clerk would be nominated to fill his seat. Democrats are voicing alarm about what the new justice could mean for charged issues such as abortion rights and gay rights.
During her nomination hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Barrett was questioned about her religious beliefs. They'll target three Democratic senators who voted for Gorsuch and who are running for re-election in states that Pres.
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They trust in themselves, the whole country is by their side and the inspirational moment of becoming heroes surrounds them. Serious passion on display, well done lads. "Right! I've got till 14:00 to knacker the kids out".
The lawsuit also alleges that Cintron has not received a raise since 2010, when his salary was raised from $68,000 to $75,000. While the suit doesn't name Trump personally as a defendant, it accuses him of "callousness and cupidity".
Bottas, still on medium tires, was soon struggling, and Ferrari was celebrating when Raikkonen went past to go third. However, questions will again be asked about Mercedes' tactics after deciding not to pit to replace the tires.
Thai cave rescue: Day three of operation begins
Four ambulances and a convoy of other vehicles arrived at the cave site Tuesday morning (local time) as rains hit the region. Monday's rescue effort took about nine hours, two fewer than the day before, in a sign of growing confidence and expertise.
'Ant-Man & the Wasp' Dominates Weekend Box Office!
Similar to Solo, Infinity War brought in just under $1 million, bringing its domestic box office total to $675 million. I'll probably see it this week, but I don't think Ant-Man and the Wasp comes off as a "must see" Marvel movie.
Hope in Africa as HIV vaccine shows promising results
So far, a major limitation has been the lack of direct comparability between preclinical studies and clinical trials. The achievement was considered to be too small for the drug to go ahead and come into the market as a HIV vaccine .
Travis Pastrana lands Caesars Palace jump in Las Vegas
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Trump nears decision on replacement for Supreme Court
Falwell insisted only that Trump make his next selection from the list of prospective nominees he released before his election. He has not yet publicly indicated that he has narrowed the list and could still consider others in the mix.
German, NATO officials wary of Trump-Putin summit
Trump has noted that most allies are not meeting their commitment of spending 2 percent of gross domestic product on defense. On Putin's wish list: an end to USA military exercises in Europe and the scaling back of US forces there.