National Geographic has ranked Taiwan #48 in its 2017 list of the 100 best travel destinations. However, the magazine has incensed Taiwan readers by listing the country as part of China.
Members of the Facebook group Taiwan Passport Sticker posted pictures of the magazine and urged readers to protest on National Geographic’s Facebook and Instagram pages.
Reader, Phoenix Chang wrote: “Looks like there are going to be lots of families trying to get Taiwanese visas at Chinese embassies and fail. We gotta thank NG for leading families all over the world to find out the truth that Taiwan is not part of China.”
Moderators of the Facebook group urged readers that if they see any map that shows Taiwan as part of Chinese territory, to share it with the group so that people can unite and show the international media that Taiwan is not part of China.