CCP: Ministry asks 29 top world firms to rectify problematic China map

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These maps damage the unification of state sovereignty, territorial integrity and national interests, the ministry stressed.

A nationwide promotion will be launched to provide knowledge on maps in schools, local communities and media in August, according to the ministry.

August 29 is national surveying and mapping day of China.

In 2018, the ministry examined 8,546 maps and more than 500,000 images of maps. It destroyed more than 290,000 incorrect maps which were printed in South China’s Guangdong Province East China’s Shandong Province.

In March 2019, Chinese customs authorities in Qingdao, Shandong, seized and destroyed 30,000 incorrect world maps, with problems including rendering Taiwan as a country and the wrong depiction of the Sino-Indian border – the largest number to be disposed of recently.

Incorrect maps have also been seen in movies, TV series and publications and some foreign companies.

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