Google Says Taiwan Label Fits International Naming Conventions But Will Review

Google Blogoscoped points to an update on the Google Maps/Taiwan issue I wrote about earlier. From Google defends map service listing at the Taipei Time, Google responded to Taiwan's complaints to say that calling Taiwan a "province of China" is consistent with international naming conventions. Google is going to review the situation, however. The San Jose Mercury News raises an interesting point about people perhaps thinking they need to apply to China for permission to visit Taiwan. Taiwan is apparently still pressing for a change.

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