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German video game developer releases map calling China ‘Western Taiwan’

The use of the term “Western Taiwan” to mock China has grown in popularity since January 2020, when President Tsai Ing-wen said Beijing had to face the reality that Taiwan is already a country. independent.

A Facebook ad for Conflict of Nations: World War 3, which was developed by German video game company Bytro Labs, has surfaced showing a map depicting most of China as “Western Taiwan”. The Xinjiang region has been listed as an independent country called “Uyghur”, while Mongolia is labeled as “China”. Image Courtesy: Taiwan News

Taipei: The ad for German video game ‘Conflict of Nations: WW3’ posted a map of China labeling it as ‘West Taiwan’.

The ad apparently appeared in early December, and many netizens first shared and commented on it on December 3, reports Taiwan News.

The real-time massively multiplayer online game is set in the 20th and 21st centuries and simulates a Third World War with multiple maps and scenarios to choose from. In each match, up to 128 real opponents can participate as they try to lead their country to become the “world’s dominant superpower”.

The ad has since disappeared, and the map inside the game itself follows standard official country names and borders.

Earlier this month, a Facebook ad for Conflict of Nations: World War 3, which was developed by German video game company Bytro Labs, surfaced showing a map depicting most of China as “West Taiwan”. The Xinjiang region has been listed as an independent country called “Uyghur”, while Mongolia is labeled as “China”.

The use of the term “Western Taiwan” to mock China has grown in popularity since January 2020, when President Tsai Ing-wen said Beijing had to come to terms with the fact that Taiwan was already an independent country. .

At the time, netizens were bringing up terms such as “mainland Taiwan”, “Taiwanese Beijing” and “western Taiwan” to agitate Chinese nationalists, censors and trolls, reported Taiwan News.

In May of this year, Toronto Sun columnist Brian Lilley tweeted a map with China labeled as “Western Taiwan” that quickly went viral.

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