Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Taiwan and Maps: China seizes material meant for Japanese School in China

Chinese officials seized materials meant for a Japanese expat school in Dalian because Taiwan was colored differently than China, reports the Asahi Shimbun

BEIJING--Customs officials in Dalian confiscated educational materials headed for a Japanese school because of "inappropriate" references to Taiwan, including maps that gave the island a different color than China's.

This was the first time Japanese education materials have been seized in China, according to officials of the Japan Overseas Educational Services, an organization affiliated with the education ministry that shipped the materials to the Dalian Japanese school....

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