Correcting imperialist Chinese cartography one in-flight magazine at a time

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Whoever is lucky enough to be sitting in seat 50L and 50K on board China Eastern’s first flight out of Dunhuang tomorrow morning will find their in-flight magazine annotated to  identify the following as nations: Taiwan, Tibet, East Turkestan.

They will also find a more reasonable assessment of China’s claims over islands in the South China Sea. The island a thousand miles from China and fifty miles from Malaysia, in particular, is no longer shown as sovereign Chinese territory.

I’d have scribbled on more magazines if I could, but I dropped my pen.

While we’re on the subject of Things That Are Wrong, I was pretty grumpy that the back of the China Eastern boarding pass featured a Singapore Airlines 777 with its tail marking photo-shopped off. For. Shame.

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