I personally think its not Chinas business what Taiwan wants to call its state enterprises. IN fact I think China should long have been protesting that Taiwan is using its good name on its state enterprises.
Like why was Chinese Petroleum Corp ever called that? its not in China, but saying its Chinese is allowable. Still if i was China I wouldve long protested that.
China Shipbuilding Corporation. I wouldve long protested that name as its a name China should be able to name one of its own corporations.
China Airlines. Now this is the real joke. Its been an airline that had never been allowed in China or to overfly its airspace and yet its stolen the name China from China. NOw its allowed to overfly Chinese airspace . And now its allowed charter flights on special occasions.
And the wierd thing is that China actually is expected to strongly protest these name changes?
I really dont think China is smart to play into the hands of the TI people on this.
Their attitude should be "hey you can call your companies any name you want, as long as you dont use China in it as you are not China, we are "
China Airlines should be renamed Formosa Airlines (partly because CAL already owns Formosa Airlines, which it absorbed already, and EVA owns Taiwan Airlines, which IT had absorbed in the past).
CPC should be name Taiwan Petroleum Corporation and barring that CPC Taiwan Corporation, where the CPC no longer stands for “chinese petroleum corporation” . Just like IBM no longer stands for International Business Machines, its simply IBM. So CPC can become CPC TAIWAN CORPORATION.
and China Shipbuilding Corporation (CSBC) can likewise be called CSBC Taiwan Corporation (where CSBC no longer means anything) or better yet TAIWAN SHIPBUILDING CORPORATION.
the USA is concerned that China may protest strongly. And China is expected to seeth at the mouth.
but i find it odd indeed that a travesty in the first place (mis use of the name CHINA) should now be protested by the one whos name was falsely used when the original “name robbers” want to change to something more appropriate.
Now TAipei can have a CHINA HOTEL and Peking can have a TAIPEI HOTEL if they want to really.
So basically I think that name changing is no big deal and shouldnt be made into one.
its not like changing the name of the REPUBLIC OF CHINA . now THAT is a bit different.
Now these are state owned enterprises. The other way to change their name is to privatize them totally. And then of course, private companies can name themselves whatever they want
what say you?