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Vietnam bans animated ‘Abominable’ over South China Sea map

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Vietnam has pulled “Abominable” from theaters because the U.S.-Chinese-made animated movie showed a map supporting Chinese claims to the disputed South China Sea. The image in one scene showed the so-called nine-dash line, a vague and broken outline around the resource-rich waters China claims as its own territory. Those claims overlap with claims by Vietnam and other Asian governments, and an international tribunal in 2016 invalidated China’s vast claims in…

Apple removes Hong Kong map app after Chinese criticism

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Apple removed a smartphone app that allows Hong Kong activists to report police movements from its online store Thursday after an official Chinese newspaper accused the company of facilitating illegal behavior. Apple Inc. became the latest company to come under pressure to take Beijing’s side against anti-government protesters when the Communist Party newspaper People’s Daily said Wednesday the app “facilitates illegal behavior.” The newspaper asked, “Is Apple guiding Hong…

Latvian Regional Development Ministry proposes map with 35 local governments

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry (VARAM) has worked out a new administrative-territorial map of Latvia, cutting the number of local governments to 35 from 119, according to information obtained by LETA. The municipalities of Liepaja and Madona would have the largest territories, according to the draft proposal. Riga, Daugavpils and Liepaja would be the largest municipalities by the size of population with more than 100,000 residents in each…