Category Archives: Borders

The politics of mapping — India, China and google maps 40 years after the Sino-Indian war


Last February I posted a blog on the sensitivity of the India-China border and today a friend made me aware of google map’s “diplomatic” way of representing the border. The border google maps draws depends on where you are, inside China or outside China:

This is a screenshot from (the German google)


and this is a screenshot from (Hong Kong version as does not exist anymore):


yup, borders are still important …