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Google JV seeks approval for map services in China

By Liu Yuxin (Beijing Daily)

15:30, February 02, 2012

Edited and Translated by Han Shasha, People's Daily Online

As of February 1, companies that have not applied for the license are not allowed to provide online mapping services in China, according to National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation.

Google Inc.’s joint venture in china, Beijing Guxiang Information and Technology Co., Ltd, applied for the license in November 2011 and the application is now under review by the administration.

As of Jan. 31, 2011, 151 companies have got the A-level certificate and 128 got B-level certificate for online mapping services in China.

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Google will provide its mapping of China to the U.S. military. It would greatly assist the U.S. military in the event of a war between China & the U.S. Google"s street view mapping services of countries around the world sound great but it is of most use to the U.S. military in the event of a war and invasion of other countries.
  

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