VietNamNet Bridge – At least 2,000 books teaching Chinese language for children that are published and released in Vietnam were detected to include Chinese maps with the “U-shaped line.”
On March 12, the authorities of District 10, HCM City, inspected the Nhan Van Bookstore, No. 875 Cach Mang Thang Tam Street, District 10, and discovered a Chinese book for children having a Chinese map with the “U-shaped line,” which seriously violates Vietnam’s sovereignty.
The Nhan Van Bookstore showed a number of documents, including the decision of the HCM City General Publishing House signed on July 25, 2011, on the re-printing of the book, with 2,000 copies. The publishing partners of the book are the Education JSC and the Intelligent World Technology Company.
The bookstore also provided the copyright authorizing contract of the book between the A Dong Communications Co., Ltd., based in District 11 and the Nhan Van Culture Co., Ltd. in Tan Binh District.
The inspectors confiscated 132 books. The case will be reported to the HCM City authorities.