Date
24 November 2017
Nanjing authorities have revoked plans to alter introductions to the city's scenic sites to make them more acceptable to tourists from Taiwan. Photo: Reuters
Nanjing authorities have revoked plans to alter introductions to the city's scenic sites to make them more acceptable to tourists from Taiwan. Photo: Reuters

Nanjing overturns Taiwan-friendly guide to scenic sites

Nanjing tourism authorities have backtracked on plans to make introductions to the city’s scenic sites more acceptable and understandable to visitors from Taiwan, saying the guidelines were not authorized, Ming Pao Daily reported Monday.

The city had planned to change the wording of some passages such as “after liberation” to “after 1949″ and the civil war’s “Battle of Huai Hai” to “Battle of Hsupeng”. 

The changes were to be made in deference to the historic bond between the city and Taiwan, according to the document.

Nanjing was the capital of China under Kuomintang rule before the party’s leaders retreated to Taiwan in 1949.

But the city government’s tourism committee revoked the guidelines Sunday, saying it will punish those responsible for going ahead with the alterations without official approval. 

PLA Daily said the changes ignored historical fact and hurt the feelings of the Communist Party’s believers and followers.

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