Around 1903, the Magic World rediscover the existance of the planet Earth, also known as the Old World.
According to the teacher in Collete's and Yue's class in Ch. 203, the Magical World had thought that Earth/The Old World was a myth or part of many fairy tales. While some contact may have existed both both worlds before 1903, the Magic World had only rediscovered the Earth around one hunderd years ago. The people of the Magic World know more about the Earth than the people of the Earth know about the Magic World.
The seems to be some misconceptions which many people of the Magic World have about Earth's civilization and its people. The teacher seems to be trying to teach a balance view of the Old World as best as he can.
We can assumed that full contact was establish between both worlds sometime in the future. A prefect example of evidence of the contact is the terraforming of Mars. At the present time, there is a limit form of contact between both worlds. A lot of the Earth's national governments are aware of the Magic World's existance. Likely through Plausible Denial.
Can we assume that that full contact is made at some point in the future? What basis do you have for this aside from Chao's awareness of magic and her scientific ability?
It is very possible that the Magic and Old Worlds continue to have limited contact into the future. Any organizational support that Chao may have had could have been an institution like Mahora, where underground projects mix science and magic.
How do you justify stating that the Earth's governments have any awareness of magic?
Originally Posted by Quincy80
Some of the Earth's governments are aware of the Magic World. The knowledge of the Magic is kept a secret as a result of the Magic World's request. The secret of the Magic World's existance is a lot like of the Stargate in the series Stargate SGC-1. There has been a limited exchange between both worlds. For example, the Magic World has adapted some Earth technology to meet some of its needs.
The more formal contact between both worlds have occur sometime in the future before Chao's birth. An example of the contact is the terraforming of Mars. At the present level of scientfic knowledge, it will take many centuries to terraform Mars.
Alright, I have found the quote mentioning the relationship between mages and world governments.
"add the fact that the mages of this era live out of phase with the rest of the world while holding several nations in sway" -Chao vol 12
We have seen that mages can wear a suit like a secret service agent as well as a mundane. This proves nothing about governmental involvement. Mages are effectively a secret society who have one hell of an ability to manipulate people, be it though charms, forgetfulness spells or telepathy. This could lead one to conclude that the Magic World can "hold... nations in sway" without said nations being aware of it. I am not doubting limited exchange here, just saying that the Magic World holds all the cards and there is no canon 'proof' of mutual awareness.
As for terraforming of Mars being proof of overt magical involvement in the the Old World. It is true that currently the terraforming of Mars is impossible; however, research is making at such a amazing rate that speculation on the ability of future generations to terraform a planet is baseless.
Essentially, I am saying that without any 'canon fact' extreme statements do not hold any water.