China: NBC Played ‘Political Tricks’ With Opening Ceremony Map

China: NBC Played ‘Political Tricks’ With Opening Ceremony Map

China is accusing NBC of playing “political tricks” and says it displayed an “incomplete” map of the country during its coverage of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony. 

In a statement, the Chinese Consulate said that NBC didn’t include Taiwan or the South China Sea in a map that was displayed during the parade of athletes, and by doing so, it “hurt the dignity and emotions of the Chinese people,” reports Fox News. 

“The map is an expression of the national territory, symbolizing national sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the consulate said in its statement. “We urge NBC to recognize the serious nature of this problem and take measures to correct the error … attempts to use the Olympic Games to play political ‘tricks’ and self-promotion to achieve ulterior motives will never succeed.”

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