What’s our Society’s China policy?

Dear nationalgeographic.com,

We found another mistake on our Society’s web site which should be very easy to correct. But first, the backstory….

In January 2001, National Geographic launched a Chinese edition in Taiwan. Here’s their website today:

from www.ngm.com.tw

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In July 2007, NGM launched a separate Chinese edition in the People’s Republic of China. Here’s their website today:

from www.ngmchina.com.cn

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Here are some photos of Editor Chris Johns & EVP Terry Adamson celebrating this new partnership in the People’s Republic of China.

Chris & Terry shake hands with our new partners in the People's Republic of China.

Chris & Terry clink glasses with our new partners in the PRC.

Chris & Terry stand tall with our new partners in the PRC.

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Now, here’s the mistake: On your list of “all of National Geographic’s international sites,” you’ve included (the People’s Republic of) China, but have omitted any reference to Taiwan:

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Would you please correct this error?

Thanks in advance.

— Your friends @ Society Matters

P.S. The celebratory photos (above) are from the website of our Chinese partners on the mainland, who are obviously delighted to share these images with their readers. Why doesn’t nationalgeographic.com do something similar? An online gallery showcasing photos of Chris & Terry launching new international editions around the world would give NGS members who speak English a clearer picture of what’s happening to their Society.

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