Experts warn that China's apparent claims to other territories could have a long-term impact on relations with its neighbours...
Many people assume oftentimes that a map merely reflects reality. In this passport map, China is flexing it's regional muscles, trying to reinforce their territorial claims as legitimate. Not surprisingly, their neighbors with competing claims are angered, calling this map dimplomatically "unacceptable." Some look at this map and dismiss it as a glorified watermark. What you you think the sub-text this maps is? You can find another article on this topic in the Washington Post.
Tags: cartography, China, borders.
Via Seth Dixon, Mrs. Dunken