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Taiwan Asks Google to Stop Calling It a Province of China

Taiwan has asked internet search company Google to stop calling it a province of China on its maps.

A Taiwan foreign ministry spokesman said Tuesday that the ministry has asked Google to correct the description.

Taiwan says it is a sovereign, independent state officially called the Republic of China.

China views Taiwan as a breakaway province and has threatened to attack the island if it pushes for formal statehood. The two split in a civil war that ended in 1949.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.