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Sharper Eyes: Sharp Eyes Project Map (Part 2)

CDT would like to present an interactive map as part of our series on China’s “Sharp Eyes” rural surveillance program. This map, a work in progress that will be updated in the coming months, displays the sites...

Beijing Launches Spy Probe Against Coca-Cola

Channel News Asia reports on Beijing’s allegations that the multinational Coca-Cola Company has been performing illegal mapping in China: US soft drinks giant Coca-Cola is “cooperating fully” with Chinese...

Putting Tibet Back On The Map

One of the central grievances behind recent unrest in Tibet is the marginalization of Tibetan language. While Tibetan is not among the 40% of China’s minority languages already threatened with extinction, policies such as...

Chinese Passports Stir Up Territorial Disputes

China delivered a rousing jolt to its various border disputes last week with the introduction of a controversial new passport design. Visa pages in the passports incorporate a map—shown in an annotated photograph at The...

More on Apple’s Map Malfunction

The Apple Maps that replaced Google’s in the new iOS 6 for iPhone and iPad have attracted widespread mockery. Quirks in the maps’ representation of China include a duplicate set of Diaoyu Islands and a missing...

China Unveils Own Mapping Service

Months after cracking down on global online mapping services, the Chinese government has announced its own service to compete with Google Maps and other such sites. From BBC: The web-based service gives people access to...

On This Rare Map, China is the Center of the World

The Library of Congress is currently displaying a map of the world created by Matteo Ricci in 1602 for the Chinese emperor Wanli: “In olden days, nobody had ever known that there were such places as North and South America...

Bloggers Put China’s Pollution on the Map

Ellen Zhu at the Wall Street Journal’s China Real Time Report writes about a collaborative Google Maps project to document China’s heavily polluted areas: “My goal is to get as many people working on the map as...

A Map of China’s Cancer Villages

Chinese reporter Deng Fei and Doubleaf have Google Mapped China’s cancer villages. A screenshot is below. See the Google Map here. The map also provides news report details on each of the listed villages. The following is...

China To Clamp Down On Mapping Websites: State Media

From AFP: The Chinese government will clamp down on mapping websites and other online geographical information that it fears might undermine national security, state media reported Thursday. Eight government agencies, including...

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