Faculty Notes

Prof. Julian Ku’s Tweet Mentioned in Sports Business Daily Story on ESPN’s Mistaken Use of Disputed Map of China

Julian Ku, Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law, Faculty Director of International Programs

ESPN Draws Heat For Displaying Disputed Map Of China
By John Ourand
Sports Business Daily
Oct. 10, 2019

In its reporting on the NBA-China dispute, ESPN mistakenly used a disputed map of the country that has led some critics to accuse it of kowtowing to the Chinese government. During a Wednesday morning “SportsCenter,” ESPN used a map that indicated China owned Taiwan and disputed areas in the South China Sea.

Julian Ku 古舉倫

If this is real, this would be a major blunder. I’ve literally never seen that map outside of China.

View the tweet to which Professor Ku was responding on Twitter.com.

Read the full article on the Sports Business Daily website.