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Google Maps on its Chinese domain displays the controversial nine-dash line marking China’s preferred definition of territorial claims in the South China Sea

he nine-dash line defines a large part of the South China Sea as Chinese territory and was recently rejected by an international court. It appeared on the version of the region but not on, an approach that reflects the company's decision to abide by local law when handling local instead of global Internet domains.
1 year ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is an editorial consultant with SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.
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