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Oct 19, 2005

Still More Complaints About Google Maps

You can't please everyone. First it was Taiwan, complaining that Google Maps referred to the island as, "Taiwan, a province of the People's Republic of China." The Taiwanese consider themselves a sovereign country, mainland China considers the island a rebellious province. The offending words disappeared after the complaints. Google says the wording was removed as part of a regular update, others suspect the change was made under pressure from Taiwan. Now the Chinese are upset.

CRI Online reports:
Peng Keyu, consul general of the Chinese consulate in San Francisco, voiced objection to the Google decision and urged it to follow the US government's allegiance to the one-China principle, according to the SingTao Daily.
From Cartography.