From AP, via MSNBC:
Google Inc.’s popular online mapping service has become entangled in a long-running territorial dispute between China and Taiwan.
Until recently, Google’s maps described Taiwan as a “province of China.” That sparked protests from Taiwan’s government, which has considered its island an independent state since ending a civil war with China more than a half-century ago.
Shortly after Taiwan’s foreign ministry formally complained, the China reference abruptly disappeared from Google’s Taiwan map last week. That change has provoked cries of dismay in China and talk of a possible boycott of Google’s service in that country, according to Chinese media.