Marriott to China: We Do Not Support Separatists

The hotel chain apologizes after a poorly worded customer survey prompts a political backlash and an investigation by Chinese officials.

Marriott International, the hotel chain, wants to be clear on this point: It does not support separatist elements in China.Marriott is best known for its hospitality, not fomenting rebellion in the countries where it does business. Nevertheless, it apologized to the Chinese government on Thursday for the way it worded a customer survey — wording that has spurred intense online criticism and a government investigation.The problem: The survey listed Tibet, a region of China, and Taiwan, an isla...