All HCMC travel firms have been asked to review foreign promotional materials after one was found using brochures with China's infamous nine-dash line.
City authorities recently discovered that Shanghai-based Hola China Company had given leading travel firm, Saigontourist Travel Service Company, brochures with China’s infamous nine-dash line.
Incidentally, the Vietnamese travel agency distributed them to customers.
The nine-dash line represents China's fraudulent East Sea claim, blatantly violating Vietnam's sovereignty over its waters.
The line claims that 90 percent of 3.The 5 million square kilometers East Sea, known internationally as the East Sea, belongs to China.The claim was rejected by the international community.It conflicts with the claims of Brunei, Malaysia and the Philippines, in addition to violating Vietnam's sovereignty.
It also violates the provisions of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Article 56).
Tour operators in Ho Chi Minh City are now strictly required to survey all of their advertising materials on the web, in the brochures and maps they produce as well as in public transport companies. supply partner companies, especially from China, before giving them to their customers.
“Controversial tourist brochures about the nine-dash line are brought to Vietnam through travel networks with very sophisticated tricks. This requires high vigilance from the authorities, the people and businesses," Vo Thi Ngoc Thuy, deputy director of the department of tourism, told VnExpress.
On Friday, the inspector of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Information and Communications fined Saigontourist, a leading travel agency in Vietnam, 50 million dong ($2,200) for using a flyer with its notorious nine-dash line. China.
A 100-page brochure introducing the scenery of Zhangjiajie in central China was given to some visitors when they came to the Saigontourist office on Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1, HCMC and asked for information about the location. this.
On the brochure, a line says it was compiled by the "Zhangjiajie Foreign Affairs and Tourism Committee" and the last page has a picture of the nine-dash line.
Vietnam has had to deal with a number of cases related to the nine-dash line in recent times.Last month, these China travel flyers featuring the line were displayed by Chinese travel agency Hola China at the three-day International Travel Expo (ITE HCMC), promoting the tours. to Shanghai.
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