American joined two other major US airlines last month in acquiescing to Beijing’s demands to refer to Taiwan as a Chinese province. Picture: AFP American joined two other major US airlines last month in acquiescing to Beijing’s demands to refer to Taiwan as a Chinese province. Picture: AFP
American joined two other major US airlines last month in acquiescing to Beijing’s demands to refer to Taiwan as a Chinese province. Picture: AFP
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American joined two other major US airlines last month in acquiescing to Beijing’s demands to refer to Taiwan as a Chinese province. Picture: AFP American joined two other major US airlines last month in acquiescing to Beijing’s demands to refer to Taiwan as a Chinese province. Picture: AFP
American joined two other major US airlines last month in acquiescing to Beijing’s demands to refer to Taiwan as a Chinese province. Picture: AFP
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she writes about culture, the environment and history for Post Magazine, and covers travel and tourism in Asia in a weekly column, Destinations Known.