China’s Cyberspace Cops Go After Marriott

Guest survey included Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tibet and Macau in a list of countries

HONG KONG—U.S. hotel giant Marriott International Inc. has been ordered by Chinese authorities to temporarily shut its website and mobile app to Chinese residents after circulating an online guest survey that listed Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tibet and Macau—all claimed by China—as separate countries.

In a statement posted on its official social media account on Thursday evening, the Shanghai office of China’s Cyberspace Administration said it demanded that Marriott suspend operation of its Chinese website and the Chinese version...

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