World Vietnam Orders Companies to Comply With Its Laws on Sea Maps
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(Bloomberg) -- Companies operating in Vietnam must comply with laws that forbid content that contradicts the nation’s sovereignty over the Spratly and Paracel islands in the South China Sea, Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said at a Hanoi briefing.
Hang responded to questions about the use of maps on the websites of companies such as Hennes & Mauritz AB that claim more than 80% of the sea as Chinese territory.
Vietnam jails four activists up to 10 years on anti-state charges
Four activists have been jailed for up to ten years after Vietnamese courts found them guilty of spreading "anti-state propaganda". In the southern Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on Tuesday, activist Vu Tien Chi, 55, was jailed for 10 years for sharing and posting online articles allegedly defaming the Communist Party and Vietnamese leaders. Since 2018, Chi has shared 338 articles and posted 181 videos on his personal accounts on Facebook and YouTube, questioning the policies of the state and government.Chi had the intention of establishing a new parliament to replace the contemporary national assembly, state media reported.
“Companies operating in Vietnam must respect and strictly comply with the laws of Vietnam,” she said. “Any form of communication and promotion of content that go against history and international law are invalid and cannot change the fact that Vietnam enjoys sovereignty over the Paracel and Spratly islands.”
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