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07/24/2014
The Diplomat
Lies, Damned Lies and Maps | by James Holmes
Maps, it seems, constitute one more medium for national messaging and branding, and for political and cultural interchange. For China, maps broadcast political purpose and the resolve to back purposes with the full weight of Chinese power. Within China, the same maps shape how rank-and-file citizens see Asia and their nation’s place in it. Cartography, then, helps set the parameters within which debates over policy and strategy unfold.

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