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China accuses Coca-Cola of misusing GPS equipment



BEIJING  — Chinese authorities say they are investigating whether Coca-Cola Co. employees improperly used location-finding technology in violation of the country’s restrictions on map-making.

Coca-Cola said Thursday it was cooperating with investigators. It said some of its bottling plants use mapping and location technology that is widely available commercially in China to improve the efficiency of deliveries.

Authorities in the southwestern province of Yunnan said Coca-Cola employees were found last month improperly using handheld global positioning system devices. It said that was one of 21 similar cases.

China’s government tightly controls map-making activities due to both national security concerns and political sensitivities about its borders.


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  • speedstream2

    Would it be surprising when the day comes people over there will need permission to breath?

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    f*^%^king communist. they break a lot of spying laws in other countries all over the world. communist China government encourages hacking of the western countries especially in North America. Google Maps the whole world.

  • kismaytami

    chinks dislikes mapping by others because they love making their own fake maps which include other sovereign country’s territories.

  • MrRead

    Thanks Coca Cola for Upsetting evil China,

  • linobog

    Erase China in the world map ????? they should live in the caves.

  • i_am_filipino

    sh….t, my phone has GPS and made in Japan.

  • M C

    So who wants to live in China? Next time, you may be using an advanced technology smartphone and they may accuse you of espionage.  Hongkong is now China. Better visit Manila or Ilocos Norte, Philippines.

  • raffyb0i

    sucks to be in China…



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