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2857279 - Employee Central Localization - One China Policy


In the b1805 release, there was an enhancement done in the non-independent territories of China namely Taiwan, Hongkong, and Macao. This was intended to be compliant with the "One China" Policy.

The updates that were done on the non-independent territories of China are as follows:

  1. Taiwan -> Taiwan (Province of China)
  2. Macao -> Macao Special Administrative Region of China
  3. Hong Kong -> Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China

These changes were applied in the following places:

  1. MDF Country 
  2. ISOCountry Picklist (No change necessary. The source for generating the ISOCountryList is the MDF Country object)
  3. Country Picklist
  4. Territory table (init_country_table.sql file)
  5. file


  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central - Localization
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central - MDF Object


This enhancement did not make any hard-push changes to the system, but, the file with the new labels for the Country object can be downloaded from the Help Portal: Country, Currency, Script configuration files

Customers can import “Country” file in their system. The One China policy is on the roadmap for future release which will attend to SAP Official Guidelines and will be applied to the entire SAP Solutions. This KBA will be updated once the schedule is confirmed.

Changes will be as follows:


Old label

New Label in future release


Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China

Hong Kong, China


Taiwan (Province of China)

Taiwan, China


Macao Special Administrative Region of China

Macao, China

For now, customers can use the new labels in accordance to One China policy by manually updating the Country object in Manage Data, however, the Translations will only be available in the future release.


China, non-independent territories, Hongkong, Macao, Taiwan, One China Policy, b1805, ECT-92776, ECT-126039, labels, countries, country labels , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-LOC , Localization & Country Specifics (EC Core) , LOD-SF-EC-MDF , MDF & EC2MDF Migration , Product Enhancement


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