Taiwan has signed Global Vision Communications to a $560K contract to provide lobbying, PR and strategic communications services.
GVC's consulting pact, began Dec. 1 and runs through Jan. 30, 2019. It calls for outreach to the major industrialized nations of the world in the G-7 and G-20 groupings, excluding the US.
The Washington-based firm will make the rounds of Embassy Row, conducting meetings with officials and producing marketing kits and materials to support the Taiwan Civil Government.
The People's Republic of China views Taiwan as a breakaway province and is committed to its re-unification with the Beijing Government.
The Financial Times reported today that China is stepping up pressure on corporations that refer to either Tibet and Taiwan as independent countries.
After a Shanghai media outlet fingered Qantas for identifying Taiwan as an independent destination, the Australian carrier adjusted the "offending" drop-down menu. The FT also reported that Chinese aviation officials gave a warning to Delta Air Lines about its listings.
“We welcome foreign corporations’ investment and operation in China,” Lu Kang, spokesperson for China's foreign ministry said at a press conference last week. “Meanwhile, they should respect China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, abide by China’s laws and respect Chinese people’s national feelings.”
Neal Hare, former corporate communications VP at the US Chamber of Commerce and content director at USLaw.com, heads GVC.
The firm's clients are CoC, Federal Express, VISA, Delegation of the European Union to the US and Personal Care Products Council.