'Abominable' movie pulled in Vietnam over map of South China Sea
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Vietnam’s government has pulled the DreamWorks animated film “Abominable” due to its depiction of a map showing disputed territory in the South China Sea as under Chinese control, according to Reuters.

The map in the film shows the “nine-dash line,” used on Chinese maps to denote the nation’s claim to large sections of what Vietnam considers its continental shelf, according to the news service.


As a result, “we will revoke [the film’s license],” Ta Quang Dong, deputy minister of culture, sports and tourism, which is tasked with licensing and censoring international films, told the Thanh Nien newspaper, according to Reuters.

During the summer, Beijing sent a ship to Vietnamese waters to conduct an energy survey. ESPN was criticized last week for showing the same line in a map during coverage of NBA officials refusing to condemn China amid demonstrations in Hong Kong.

The film was removed from Vietnamese cinemas after screenshots of the map were disseminated on social media, according to Reuters.