return icon Vietnamnet.vn

Vietnam Cinema Department head fired over Chinese map claim

The Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has dismissed the head of the Cinema Department, Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, following the approval of Abominable at local cinemas.

{keywords}

A scene in the Abominable which shows China's unilaterally declared nine-dash line

 

 

DreamWorks Animation and Shanghai-based Pearl Studio produced the film about a Chinese girl Yi who discovers a yeti living on her roof. The animated feature was first shown in Vietnam on October 4. Abominable was quickly pulled from Vietnamese cinemas for including a scene featuring a map which shows China's unilaterally declared nine-dash line in the East Sea.

On October 14, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ta Quang Dong was asked to review and punish people involved in the evaluating and rating process.

The ministry reprimanded Nguyen Thi Thu Ha and Ly Phuong Dung, director and deputy director of the Vietnam Cinema Department respectively. Two employees, Khuat Duy Tan and Tran Trung Dung were reprimanded. The ministry also reprimanded Nguyen Danh Duong, director of the National Cinema Centre.

Related agencies will work together to improve the employees' abilities and equipment at the Vietnam Cinema Department. The Cinema Law may be revised to tighten the movie rating process and clarify the responsibilities of the studios and distributors.

CJ CGV Vietnam Company was fined VND170m (USD7,300).

Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, head of the Vietnam Cinema Department left their post on October 28. Ta Thanh Quang Dong, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, will direct the department. Dtinews

VN cinema censors investigate illegal nine-dash line map shown in cartoon movie

VN cinema censors investigate illegal nine-dash line map shown in cartoon movie

The Cinema Department will check the censoring process of film Abominable which was pulled from Vietnamese cinemas for including a scene featuring a map showing China's "nine-dash line" in the East Sea.

Paracel and Spratly Islands have never appeared in Chinese administrative maps

Paracel and Spratly Islands have never appeared in Chinese administrative maps

In China’s ancient maps, this country’s southernmost point is Hainan Island.  

MORE NEWS

Successor for Coach Park Hang-seo to arrive in Vietnam soon

If the negotiations are successful, coach Philippe Troussier may sign a contract with the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) this week, becoming the successor to coach Park Hang-seo to lead Vietnam’s national football teams.

Positive signs ahead for Vietnamese pangasius exports to US, China

Despite a significant fall in exports in 2022, there are bright prospects ahead for pangasius exports this year thanks high demand from China and the United States – the two major markets for Vietnam, according to insiders.

Vietnamese students win gold at Invention Creativity Olympic 2023

Four Vietnamese students from Le Hong Phong High School for the Gifted in the northern province of Nam Dinh won a gold medal at the World Invention Creativity Olympic (WICO) 2023, which recently concluded in the Republic of Korea (RoK).

MIC acts as cradle for digital tech firms to test their products

Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung stressed that MIC is the leading ministry in the Make-in-Vietnam campaign and serves as the cradle for technology firms to experiment with and develop products.

Hanoi among world's top culinary destinations in 2023

Hanoi was voted by readers of the world's largest travel platform Tripadvisor as one of the world's top 20 culinary destinations in 2023.

Vietnamese young people set off for military and public security service

In 2023, more than 4,200 young people in Hanoi will perform military and public security service.

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES FEBRUARY 6/2023

Improvement of consular services to continue: official

VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS FEBRUARY 6/2023

Agro-forestry-fishery exports reach 3.7 bln USD in January

Sister Sister 2 to compete at 2023 Osaka Asian Film Festival

"Chị chị em em 2", known as “Sister Sister 2” in English, directed by Vu Ngoc Dang will represent Vietnam at the 2023 Osaka Asian Film Festival scheduled to get underway from March 10 to 19.

VN representative wins first runner-up title at Mrs Universe 2022

Hoang Thi Thanh Nga, the Vietnamese representative at Mrs Universe 2022, was awarded the first runner-up title during the beauty pageant’s grand final held in Bulgaria on February 5.

Proposal to allow HMC City hospital to culture SARS-CoV-2 virus

HCM City’s Health Department has proposed the Ministry of Health permit the city's Hospital for Tropical Diseases to culture the SARS-CoV-2 virus in its laboratory.

Vietnam's Phuoc Thinh finishes fifth at Mister Tourism World 2023

Vietnamese model Phung Phuoc Thinh claimed the fifth runner-up title at the Mister Tourism World male pageant which concluded in the Philippines on February 4.

Over 80% of real estate bonds have low creditworthiness: FiinRatings

Over 80% of real estate bonds have been issued by unlisted firms that are financially weak and have low transparency, said the credit rating agency FiinRatings.

Panama-flagged AH SHIN catches fire in Vietnamese waters

Relevant forces are attempting to put out a blaze which broke out on the Panama-flagged AH SHIN in the waters off Ba Ria – Vung Tau province, southern Vietnam.

Vietnam wins numerous ASEAN tourism awards

Many units of Vietnam were named in categories of the ASEAN Tourism Awards at a ceremony held as part of the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2023, which wrapped up in Jakarta, Indonesia on February 5.
back_to_top