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Schools to teach Nanjing is ROC capital: ministry

POSITIONING:In a document sent to schools across the nation, the Ministry of Education said teachers should clearly explain the positioning of the ROC capital

By Chris Wang  /  Staff reporter

Since the implementation of the Act Governing Principles for Editing Geographical Educational Texts (地理教科書編審原則) in 1997, the guiding principle for all maps in geographical textbooks was that Taipei was to be marked as the capital with a label stating: “Location of Central Government,” Chiu said.

The part in the ministry’s document mentioning Nanjing did not provide a detailed explanation, for which he extended his apology, saying he was willing to assume responsibility for any administrative lapse, he added.

Additional reporting by staff writer

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