The presence of an illegal nine-dash line in several products in Vietnam has provoked alarm over the need for people to increase their vigilance on the violation of sacred national sovereignty.
The nine-dash line made it into the animated movie ‘Abominable’.
The infamous map was also found in a travel booklet produced by Saigontourist, a five-seater Volkswagen displayed at the Vietnam International Motor Show 2019, video games, and most recently, a Chinese language textbook adopted by the Hanoi University of Business and Technology.
The products have been confiscated as they have seriously violated Vietnam’s law and its national sovereignty.
All products with images of the infamous Nine-Dash line have been confiscated. However, alarm bells have been sounded over the smear campaign to promote the illegal Nine-Dash line, which seriously violates Vietnam’s sovereignty.
In order to deal with the issue, state management and control over cultural products circulating within Vietnam should be enhanced, according to insiders. Besides, people are advised to stay alert and report any products with images of the Nine-Dash line.
The 'nine-dash line' map is a notion introduced by Beijing’s rulers to claim its “historical sovereignty” over nearly the whole East Sea.
The notion is contrary to international law. In 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled that China’s announcement lacks legal basis under Annex VII to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
The contested area in the South China Sea includes the Hoàng Sa (Paracel) and the Trường Sa (Spratly) archipelagos of Vietnam./.VNA
The General Department of Customs has announced that it will impose an administrative fine on the importer of seven automobiles imported from China with a navigation app featuring the illegal nine-dash line, alongside seizing the vehicles.
The Ministry of Education and Training has asked the Hanoi-based University of Business and Technology to withdraw coursebooks with illicit contents and map showing nine-dash line as well as harsh punishment on individuals and teams.
The General Department of Vietnam Customs has decided to impound the Volkswagen Touareg CR745J automobile found displaying a GPS map featuring the nine-dash line at the Vietnam Motor Show 2019 in HCMC last month.