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China Denies Omitting Israel From Maps

China's National Platform for Common Geospatial Information Services reflects the names of both Israel and Palestine on its map. Image: Pekingnology

China’s government pointed out that its official maps include Israel, after social media users noted that the country was missing from maps services run by companies Baidu and Alibaba.

The issue initially caused confusion, as multiple Western media outlets asserted that Israel was removed due to the recent conflict with Hamas or because of Beijing’s pro-Palestinian stance.

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