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'Ancient' map could prove China found America first
By Jane Macartney (timesonline.co.uk)
Updated: 2006-01-14 10:01

China, usually swift to hail its triumphs, has been reluctant to take up the theory, even though, if true, it would revolutionise the Chinese contribution to world history.

Zhu Jianqiu, an oceanographer with the Chinese navy and a scholar at the Nanjing Zheng He Institute, said: ¡°In 1421 many maps are mentioned but none of them has anything to do with Zheng He. Chinese scholars cannot share the opinions of Mr Menzies.¡±


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