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IKEA has sold some 6,000 SLADDA bicycles since the model was launched in 2016

Chinese Media Hounds Ikea for Treating Taiwan Like a Country

Swedish furniture company Ikea is the latest Western corporation facing pressure to comply with China’s speech codes, as Chinese media and Internet users assail the company for treating Taiwan like a separate company on its website.

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (left) speaks before departing from Taoyuan airport on January 7, 2017

Taiwan’s President Asks World: ‘Constrain China’

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen asked the world to help Taiwan “constrain China” in an interview with Agence-France Presse (AFP) on Monday, warning that the world’s “democracy, freedom and freedom to do business” were imperiled by the Communist Party. She repeated these warnings on Tuesday, prompting a stern rebuke from Beijing.