Vietnam bans ‘Abominable’ movie over South China Sea map – National

Dreamworks‘ latest animated film, Abominable (2019), was banned from cinemas across Vietnam on Sunday, only a week after its release in the country. The Associated Press (AP) reports that the Chinese-American-made film depicts a map that supports China’s long-disputed claims that it owns a specific portion of the South China Sea. The scene prompted Vietnam’s Culture Ministry’s cinema department to issue an order requiring all cinemas to stop showing the film, according to Reuters. The image shows the so-called nine-dash line — a vague and broken demarcation…

South China Sea fury: Philippines want controversial film backing China claims to be cut | World | News

The U-shaped line is a signifier on Chinese maps which indicates Beijing’s claim for water ownership in the South China Sea, where numerous Asian countries are at odds over the exploration of natural resources. It is a claim that Chinese President Xi Jinping has aggressively tried to assert upon neighbours in the region, sparking opposition from countries such as Vietnam and the Philippines, as well as the US and Australia. The foreign minister of the Philippines called on Wednesday for a cut to a scene in DreamWorks’ animated film “Abominable”…

Explained: Why Vietnam has banned animation film ‘Abominable’

A still from the animated film ‘Abominable’. Vietnam has banned the animated film ‘Abominable’ because a scene in the film showed a map that supports China’s claims to the South China Sea, a disputed territory among Vietnam, the Philippines, China, Brunei, Taiwan and Malaysia. Philstar Global, a Philippines-based news portal, reported on Wednesday that Teodoro Locsin Jr, the country’s Foreign Affairs Secretary, has called for a boycott and ban of the film in the Philippines. Why it is controversial The scene displays China’s so-called nine-dash line, leading to Vietnam pulling…

Chinese Nuclear Submarine Involved In Incident In South China Sea

Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Vietnamese fishermen got a big surprise when a 11,000 ton submarine surfaced among their boats. The incident reportedly occurred in September but has only recently come to light via social media. The Chinese Navy Jin Class ballistic missile submarine was operating near the Paracel Islands. The islands, known as Xisha in Chinese, are in a strategic location in the South China Sea. They are controlled by China but also claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan. The Jin Class is the newest missile…

DreamWorks film ‘Abominable’ banned in Vietnam over South China Sea map

Vietnam has banned the DreamWorks film “Abominable” from playing in its theaters because the film features a scene with a map containing the controversial South China Sea nine-dash line, according to state media. The nine-dash line, used by China to mark its claim to the disputed South China Sea, has been a subject of condemnation by Vietnam and others with claims in the sea. The waterway is crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves. (from left) – Peng (Albert Tsai), Everest, Yi (Chloe Bennet) and…

US Coast Guard ship joins maritime drills near Spratlys

USCGC Stratton in Palawan. PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD MANILA, Philippines — A US Coast Guard ship has carried out maritime exercises with Philippine and Japanese forces near the West Philippine Sea. The USCGC Stratton (WMSL-752) arrived in Palawan on Wednesday for the Sama-Sama exercises, said Philippine Coast Guard spokesperson Capt. Arman Balilo. The Sama-Sama is an annual activity of the Philippines and US designed to undertake complex maritime training. READ: Japanese navy joins PH-US exercises near WPS for first time Palawan is an island province in the Philippines closest to the…

South China Sea: Vietnam hits back at China following escalating tensions | World | News

The two states have experienced a crisis point in their diplomatic ties following Beijing’s institution of its nine-dash line policy. Under the nine-dash line policy, China lays claim to several territories that are currently contested with multiple neighbouring nations. Such has been the territorial dispute, that China has clashed with the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam. In July tensions between Vietnam and China reached a high point when Beijing dispatched a research ship to conduct surveying missions in waters controlled by Vietnam. Both countries claimed that they were merely exercising their…