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Koh Elaine
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 8:44:37 AM
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Taiwan’s largest airline(,) China Airlines(,) and its pilot union returned to the negotiating table on Saturday in a closed-door coordination meeting over an ongoing strike that so far has forced the cancellation of 34 flights, including at least 12 to or from Hong Kong.

Are the commas enclosed by brackets needed?

Thanks.
Audiendus
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 9:04:25 AM
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Koh Elaine wrote:
Taiwan’s largest airline(,) China Airlines(,) and its pilot union returned to the negotiating table on Saturday in a closed-door coordination meeting over an ongoing strike that so far has forced the cancellation of 34 flights, including at least 12 to or from Hong Kong.

Are the commas enclosed by brackets needed?


Yes, definitely.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 9:24:40 AM

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I'd use them, and even add one after union.


In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
Audiendus
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 9:58:22 AM
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Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:
I'd use them, and even add one after union.

I wouldn't add one after "union". It would not be parenthetical, and it would split the subject from the verb, contrary to the normal rule.
Koh Elaine
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 12:42:14 PM
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Thanks, JJ and Audiendus.
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