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US House of Representatives: ban on maps that depict Taiwan ‘inaccurately’

The US House of Representatives wants to ban the US State Department from buying maps that show Taiwan as part of China. The amendment is part of the US government spending bill passed by the lower house last week. The bill clears government spending for Washington till the end of the year. In a section titled “Maps,” the bill states that “None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to create, procure, or display any map that depicts Taiwan … as part of the territory of the People’s Republic of China.” The amendment was introduced by five Republican congressmen, according to a media report. The legislation still has to be signed by the US Senate. ari

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