Of Maps, Measurements and (intentional) Mistakes.

Dear China (aka “The Big Bully“),

You claim that your “9-dash line” map is historically accurate since it is based on ancient maps that you currently possess. Because of this, you maintain that your sovereignty over the Spratlys and Scarborough Shoal is undisputed.

Here’s one of your so-called “historical maps,” dated 1947, with 11 dashes, not just 9. Kaya pala pati Taiwan saklaw pa.

11-dash line map (China 1947)

But if you really put great stock on “historical maps”… the older the better, sabi nga ninyo… then what do you say about this even older map (1735) that was given by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Chinese President Xi Jinping which shows China to NOT INCLUDE Xinjiang, Manchuria, Tibet, Mongolia, Taiwan, Hainan nor the Paracels, Spratlys and Scarborough Shoal?!

Markel's map of China

So, ano? Palumaan na lang tayo ng mapa?!

P.S. I know that you’re gonna claim to possess even older maps than the one given by Merkel. Fine… kaso may problema. Malamang yung mga mapang ‘yun ay “Made in China.” 🙂

Of Maps, Measurements and (intentional) Mistakes.