May 07, 2008, by Léon Krijnen
China, Google and subs . . . . Tweet
So, China has launched an investigation into online mapping services by Internet giants including Google and Sohu in an effort to protect state secrets and territorial integrity, according tot the Chineswe state press.
The complete stort ran in most westerne newspapers yesterday, and of course, all over the net, like Yahoo News: China to investigate Google for illegal maps.
As the Chinese apparently are not very happy with the way their borders are shown by Google, be it Maps or Earth, I wonder what they think of the way their military is depitcted. Like their subs in Hsiao-p'ing-tao . . .
Check out: Sightseeing with Google Satellite Maps: China.
Hsiao-p'ing-tao: New Chinese Ballistic Missile Submarine.
As we can see, we don't know what the Chinese can see, from behind their Great Firewall . . . .