My thanks to the commenter who alerted me to this brilliant NY Times interactive map of "China's" "minorities." While the map is indeed interactive, there off the coast is the island of Taiwan, which, as everyone knows, is not at present part of China, lurking as if it were, indeed, a satrapy of Beijing. Taiwan is apparently unpeopled, for moving the mouse over it produces no lecture on the island's "minorities", whatever they may be. Apparently the NY Times was bold enough to annex Taiwan to China, but lacked the steely ones to actually describe what kind of people live on The Beautiful Isle. Of course, no other territory claimed by China and hosting actual human beings, such as the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, is shown on the map as part of "China."*
Great work, NY Times.
UPDATE: Ok, so Taiwan was gray. That was positive....
UPDATE: Taiwan has now been removed. Amen. Thanks very much, guys.
*In case you think Beijing's claim to Arunachal Pradesh is a joke, read this post....
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