Mainland fans overturned a complaint by a Taiwanese student to the Harry Potter website that Taiwan should not be designated part of China. Photo: AP

Harry Potter website bows to fans’ demands that it restore Taiwan to China in drop-down menu

  • Wizarding World began to refer to self-governing island simply as ‘Taiwan’ in May after student objected to China suffix
  • Mainland fans threaten to turn their backs on book and movie franchise
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Mainland fans overturned a complaint by a Taiwanese student to the Harry Potter website that Taiwan should not be designated part of China. Photo: AP
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Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou joined the South China Morning Post's Beijing bureau in 2010. She covers China's diplomatic relations and has reported on topics such as Sino-US relations, China-India disputes, and reactions to the North Korea nuclear crisis, as well as other general news.