Marriott made the mistake of listing Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Tibet Autonomous Region as separate countries in an email questionnaire.
The city’s cyberspace authorities arranged an emergency meeting with the company’s managers and ordered them to inspect all of its online content.
After the meeting, US hotel chain Marriott International’s CEO apologized Thursday in a serious tone, “We recognize the severity of the situation and sincerely apologize”.
Arne Sorenson, Marriott’s president and CEO, said they don’t support anyone who violates the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China and do not intend in any way to encourage or incite any such people or groups.
Reporter: Sun Siqi
Video Source: Shanghai Live, KNEWS