Vietnam has taken the battle over the territorial dispute with China to smartphones and apps.
The Vietnamese authorities introduced on Friday, Nov. eight, that each one Chinese language-made devices, be it smartphones or automotive GPS navigation units, might be confiscated if these present China’s “nine-dash line” declare over the West Philippine Sea and surrounding areas.
Vietnam’s customs officers will probably be confiscating stated devices, particularly these of Chinese language corporations Huawei and Xiaomi, to cease “violations of Vietnam’s territorial sovereignty,” as per Vietnam’s state-owned media firm VTC by way of Taiwan Information, Nov. 11.
Anti-smuggling and investigation head Nguyen Hung Anh additionally ordered the inspection of all devices coming from China to examine if they've the pre-installed maps and navigation apps displaying China’s nine-dash line, as per Vietnamese broadsheet Tuoi Tre by way of Bloomberg, Nov. eight.
Final week, Vietnam Customs Head Nguyen Van Can stated they seized all seven automotive fashions of Chinese language firm Hanteng Autos for utilizing the controversial map, as per report.
Vietnam final month banned the animated movie “Abominable” from its theaters for a scene involving a map depicting Beijing’s claims within the disputed territories. Ian Biong/JB
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