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Please note my edit summary in reverting your changes to China National Aviation Corporation. Please do not insert the same edits without further discussion on the talk page. --Jiang (talk) 02:26, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

With all due respect, please carefully. It wasn't the same edits. (talk) 02:56, 26 December 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, I read the diffs too fast. However, I still disagree with the need to use the phrase "then known as..." This is not strictly accurate. Only in the case of Beiping/Beijing has the name actually changed, while in the other case the change has merely in the prevalent form of Chinese romanization used in the English language. The phrasing implies that the name (both in Chinese and English) has changed as well. The correct phrasing would be "then romanized as..." but this is too much detail for a place name mentioned in passing. Even the parentheticals providing the older spellings are not quite necessary. --Jiang (talk) 03:43, 26 December 2012 (UTC)
I have slightly modified the wordings amid your concern. (talk) 00:54, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
I think we should make it a convention to add these old names, or else it would be difficult for readers to look for other sources on the same subjects published two or three decades ago when Pinyin became commonly accepted in English-language publications. (talk) 21:29, 28 December 2012 (UTC)