Vietnam had threatened to destroy the car with the offending software (not pictured). Photo: Bloomberg

Vietnam punishes Volkswagen for car with disputed China map

  • Authorities had initially considered destroying the car as a deterrence’, but decided to merely confiscate it instead and issue fines
  • Hanoi has clashed with Beijing over its maritime claims, particularly the so-called nine-dash-line that encompasses almost all of the South China Sea
Topic |   Vietnam

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Vietnam had threatened to destroy the car with the offending software (not pictured). Photo: Bloomberg
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Chinese oil survey ship Haiyang Dizhi 8. Photo: Weibo

Chinese oil survey ship finally leaves Vietnam-controlled waters after months-long stand-off

  • Analyst says it is now ‘very likely’ that China will send an oil rig to drill in the area where the Haiyan Dizhi 8 has been conducting seismic surveys
  • Beijing claims almost all the energy-rich waters of the South China Sea and says it will not allow ‘even an inch’ to be taken away
Topic |   Vietnam

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Chinese oil survey ship Haiyang Dizhi 8. Photo: Weibo
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