Goolge map services had previously listed Taiwan as a province of China creating an uproar in Taiwan and protests from legislators and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). Google has has now changed that listing to read “Taiwan”. Google explained its usages came from internationally authoritative sources, to be consistent. The United Nations, for example, officially uses “Taiwan Province of China.” Google offerd no apology and explained the change came about when they upgraded their user interface, including bigger maps, and did away with an area on Google Maps where the name “Taiwan, Province of China” had been displayed beside the map of Taiwan.
Source Tapei Times