7/24, 9:28 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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China slams US Olympic broadcast over map issue

Beijing criticized on Saturday the United States' NBC [National Broadcasting Company] Universal for not including Taiwan and the South China Sea in the map of China displayed during that country's athletes' entrance at the 2020 Summer Olympics opening ceremony.

"We urge NBC to recognize the serious nature of this problem and take measures to correct the error," the Chinese consulate in New York City commented, adding that the act "hurt the dignity and emotions of the Chinese people."

The 2020 Summer Olympics, rescheduled to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officially opened on Friday, July 23, in Tokyo.

Breaking the News / JR