Mandarin was used to operate China Airlines flights to Australia/NZ/Canada and various other places in europe where CI
could not display the ROC
(Taiwan) flag on its old livery because of political restrictions by Beijing on those countries regarding airlines from Taiwan.
Now that CIs new livery does not have a flag and Beijing is not as anal now about the problem as before, Mandarin has been relegated to domestic Taiwan services (having also taken over Formosa Airlines) and some charters to the far east.
have nuthin to do with Mandarin (or CI