Tuesday, October 4

Taiwan is an independent Nation: Update

I first wrote about Taiwan being an independent Nation here.

This week the Government of Taiwan has taken the unusual step of publically demanding that Google correct it's maps which show Taiwan as part of China.

"It is incorrect to call Taiwan a province of China because we are not," - Michael Lu, Taiwanese Foreign Ministry.

"Taiwan is an independent, sovereign state. Taiwan is not part of China." "Taiwan has never been ruled by China, nor has the Chinese government deployed any government functionaries or armed forces here" - David Huang, Taiwan Solidarity Union legislative caucus

Is this a declaration of Independence? Strange that Communist China is silent on the matter all of a sudden. The real qustion at the moment, was how did Google decide to mark the map this way? Did they just copy it from a public source or did someone inside Google decide this himself?

My original Post:
Taiwan is an independent Nation - Fred Fry International (21 April 05)

Taiwan raps Google over map label - International Herald Tribune
Google map says Taiwan part of China - World Net Daily

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