Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam, India reject China’s new South China Sea map


The Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam and India have rejected China’s new map asserting sovereignty over the South China Sea.

About the new map: The map features a U-shaped line covering most of the South China Sea, an area marked by disputes and significant trade traffic. Trillions of dollars In the trade flow every year. The new map has 10 lines that appear east of Taiwan. This line extends into the exclusive economic zones of the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia.

„China’s position on the South China Sea issue has always been clear,” a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said Wang Wenbin Step said Reuters. “China’s competent authorities continue to update and publish various types of standard maps every year. We hope that the concerned parties can look at this in an objective and rational manner.

Rejections: On Thursday, the Philippines called on China to „act responsibly and abide by its obligations,” citing international law and a 2016 ruling in its rejection.

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„This latest attempt to legitimize China’s sovereignty and jurisdiction over Philippine features and maritime zones has no basis under international law,” the Philippine Foreign Ministry said.

Meanwhile, Malaysia filed a diplomatic protest, insisting that Taiwan is not part of China.

No matter how the Chinese government twists its position on Taiwan’s sovereignty, it cannot change the objective truth of our country’s existence,” Taiwan Foreign Ministry spokesman Jeff Liu said during a press conference.

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Vietnam also rejected China’s claims, while India filed a petition Strong resistance With China on the map for encroachment on Indian territory.

“We reject these claims as they have no basis. Such actions by the Chinese side complicate the resolution of the border issue,” said the Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesperson.

Controversy in Movies: Over the years, the controversy surrounding the South China Sea map has led to the banning of several films in China’s neighboring countries. Movies with maps”Nine-dash line,” such as Warner Bros.’ 2023 filmBarbie,” DreamWorks’ 2019 animated film “Abominable” and Sony’s 2022 action-adventure “UntitledBanned in countries like Vietnam and the Philippines.

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