Chinese laws require maps, and products showing a map, to go through vetting by the Ministry of Natural Resources during export. Maps intended for publication or display outside mainland China must also be vetted. Photo:Weibo
Chinese laws require maps, and products showing a map, to go through vetting by the Ministry of Natural Resources during export. Maps intended for publication or display outside mainland China must also be vetted. Photo:Weibo

Chinese customs seize thousands of maps over missing South China Sea ‘nine-dash line’

  • A total of 23,500 ‘problematic’ maps seized by customs officials in the eastern city of Ningbo
  • Offending maps also fail to include Beijing’s island claims in the East and South China seas, and lack a vetting number, officials reveal

Chinese laws require maps, and products showing a map, to go through vetting by the Ministry of Natural Resources during export. Maps intended for publication or display outside mainland China must also be vetted. Photo:Weibo
Chinese laws require maps, and products showing a map, to go through vetting by the Ministry of Natural Resources during export. Maps intended for publication or display outside mainland China must also be vetted. Photo:Weibo
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