Tuesday, October 25, 2005

China now upset with Google

First it was Taiwan and now China is upset with Google for changing the name on Google's map service from Taiwan a province of China to just Taiwan. China is important to Google as they struggle to gain users in one of the fastest growing internet user bases in the world. China's internet users reached 103 million and is expected to reach 120 million by years end. dt

The Age

San Francisco --- Google's popular online mapping service has become entangled in a long-running territorial dispute between China and Taiwan.

Until recently, Google's maps described Taiwan as a "province of China." That sparked protests from Taiwan's government, which has considered its island an independent state since ending a civil war with China more than a half-century ago.
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