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szdaily -> China
Marriott probed over territorial blunder
    2018-January-12  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

SHANGHAI’S market watchdog has opened an investigation into Marriott International for its alleged breach of China’s Internet security and advertising laws after it was found to have listed Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and Tibet as separate countries in questionnaires and on its app.

Shanghai’s Internet regulator Thursday ordered Marriott International to shut down its official Chinese website and app for one week.

Huangpu District’s Internet regulator and market watchdog held meetings with executives of the hospitality company Tuesday and Wednesday, urging them to remove all illegal content from their various platforms and make thorough checks to ensure it never happens again.

Marriott International has since issued three statements on its Weibo account. It apologized for the “mistakes,” suspended all questionnaires and upgraded its app to correct the information. It restated that it respects China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The hospitality giant sparked fury among Chinese netizens after it listed Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and Tibet Autonomous Region as countries in an email questionnaire to its members. Anger flared up after netizens found the same “mistake” on its smartphone app.

Marriott International merely attributed the listing as a “system glitch,” without further elaborating, according to a report by thepaper.cn Tuesday.

(Shine.cn)

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