Our Chinese Mapping Services Application? Must Have Gotten Lost in the Gmail.
If Google wants to continue offering its mapping service in China, it best step lively. The licensing deadline is tomorrow, and as of Tuesday, China’s State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping hadn’t received an application from the company, a requirement under regulations announced last May.
Google declined to comment specifically on whether an application had been submitted. But given Beijing’s claim and the timeline here–not to mention Google’s recent spat with the Chinese government over Gmail and its souring relations with the country–this looks like more “New Approach to China” posturing.
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