Chinese e-bike brand uses map that violates Vietnam's sovereignty

By Thanh Nhan   May 19, 2024 | 01:16 am PT
The store location map of Chinese-backed electric motorbike brand Yadea Vietnam uses the Chinese names for Vietnam's Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos, it has been discovered.

Customers searching for addresses for Yadea Vietnam's stores on its website could not see the map as the page did not display on domestic devices. But many users abroad were able to view the map, with the names of the two archipelagos under Vietnamese sovereignty displayed in Chinese language.

The map refers to Hoang Sa, known internationally as Paracel Islands, as "Xisha" and Truong Sa, known internationally as Spratly Islands, as "Nansha."

Xisha and Nansha are the names that China uses for the archipelagos.

Giao diện bản đồ của Yadea Việt Nam hiển thị tên hai quần đảo Tây Sa, Nam Sa (dấu X) thay cho Hoàng Sa, Trường Sa. Ảnh chụp màn hình sáng 19/5

A screenshot from Yadea Vietnam's map shows the names of Vietnam's two archipelagos Hoang Sa and Truong Sa being displayed in Chinese names.

Yadea Vietnam's media representative said that the company has received feedback from customers and is holding a meeting to deal with the issue at the earliest.

As of Sunday afternoon, overseas users could not view the store map of the company either.

Vietnam has repeatedly affirmed that it has full legal basis and historical evidence to assert its sovereignty over the Paracel and Spratly islands in accordance with international law.

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