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Tom Holland's Uncharted banned from Vietnamese cinemas for depicting Chinese map

The Vietnam Film Authority has announced to pull Tom Holland's Uncharted from cinemas over a scene featuring a map that shows China's unilaterally declared ‘nine-dash line’ in the East Sea.

China increases activities to monopolize East Sea

Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, tensions in the East Sea have increased.

Rampant violations of Vietnam’s sovereignty found on apps

Vietnamese people have been warned of the insert of Chinese unilaterally-declared map into apps.

Chinese technology firm found inserting illegal nine-dash line on app

Vietnamese netizens have reported the violation to Google and Apple.


China changes sovereignty claim in the East Sea: hope or illusion?

“This is the time for China to give up the 9-dash line. This does not affect their interests,” said Dr. Li Nan, a research fellow at the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, at a recent online seminar on the East Sea.

Four years since the East Sea ruling

On 12 July 2016, the tribunal ruled in favor of the Philippines, declaring China’s “claims to historic rights, or other sovereign rights or jurisdiction” related to the “nine-dash line” as unlawful. 

Bayer Vietnam CEO fined for disseminating nine-dash line map

The CEO admitted that she sent an attached file having the illegal nine-dash line.

Foreign experts call China’s actions in East Sea breaches of international law

Foreign experts have condemned China’s recent actions in the East Sea, saying its moves have escalated tensions in the region and infringed upon international law.

Experts: China’s acts in East Sea increase regional tensions

Dr. Le Hong Hiep from the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore has said China’s recent acts in the East Sea has made the regional situation more tense and uncertain, thus hindering negotiations on a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC).

Vietnam rejects China’s so-called “nine-dash line” in East Sea

Vietnam rejects any maritime claims of China that are based on the so-called “nine-dash line” in the East Sea, the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang has said.

Importers ordered to check for illegal nine-dash line on products

The Import-Export Department, under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, on November 21 told local importers and firms to closely inspect imports and ask their partners to ensure their products do not feature the illegal nine-dash line map.


Film censorship council member resigned due to work pressure

Nguyen Thi Hong Ngat, deputy chairwoman of Vietnam Cinema Association has decided to resign from being a member of the Central Film Censorship because of the work pressure.

Jackie Chan’s planned visit to Vietnam sparks social media anger

Chinese actor Jackie Chan’s planned visit to Vietnam to join Operation Smile Vietnam’s 30th anniversary event has sparked anger on Vietnamese social media due to his support of the Chinese nine-dash line in illustrations of the East Sea.


Legal loopholes allow imports with nine-dash line to enter Vietnam

Multiple products imported from China featuring the illegal nine-dash line have entered Vietnam recently due to legal loopholes, Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh admitted.


Education Ministry requires harsh punishment over book with nine-dash line map

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.

CJ CGV pays thousands of USD fines for "nine-dash line" movie

CJ CGV Vietnam has just paid $7,400 in administrative fines for licensing the movie Abominable that includes the argued nine-dash line on the East Sea.

Travel brochure featuring nine-dash line found at ITE HCMC

HCMC authorities have discovered a Chinese map with a nine-dash line featured in a Chinese travel brochure was displayed at the International Travel Expo (ITE HCMC), which took place last month in the city.