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

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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 maps.google.de (the German google)

 

and this is a screenshot from maps.google.hk (Hong Kong version as google.cn does not exist anymore):

 

yup, borders are still important …

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