The map in the film caused the crisis

Removed from view

According to the Philippine News Agency, citing a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “nine-dash lines” are displayed in a scene in the Hollywood film “Uncharted”, meaning that China claims 80 percent of the South China Sea , It was found that the card as named

Directed by Ruben Fleischer, the film stars Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Banderas, Sophia Taylor Ali and Tati Gabrielle.

The statement said that the Film and Television Evaluation Board (MTRCB) had been requested for the scene in question. Regarding the request, the statement said the map image was against national interests and requested that Uncharted be re-evaluated and removed from the ad.

The statement, which referenced the International Court of Arbitration’s 2016 decision, said China’s unilateral claims to sovereignty in the South China Sea had no legal basis. Emphasizing that China has never had historical rights in the waters within the “nine dotted lines,” the statement also included the MTRCB’s response to the request.

According to the response, Columbia Pictures studios were ordered to remove the film from release unless the scenes in question were removed. The MTRCB’s response stated that Columbia had removed the film from theaters in the Philippines by order. In Vietnam, it was decided that Uncharted would not be shown in March due to the scene in question.

WHAT IS THE DISPUTES IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA?
While China claims over 80 percent of the South China Sea where there are conflicts of sovereignty, with the map released in 1947 it has sovereignty disputes with neighboring countries, particularly the Philippines, including Vietnam, Brunei and Malaysia, in the region rich in subsurface resources.

China submitted the map, which it dubbed the “Nine-Dash Lines,” to the United Nations on May 7, 2009. In addition to the countries in the region, the USA is also opposed to the Beijing government building bases on the islands because of its claim to sovereignty in the South China Sea. Known as “Paracel” and “Spratly” in the international community, the archipelago is called “Hoang Sa” and “Truong Sa” by Vietnam and “Shisha” and “Nansha” by China.

In 2016, at the request of the Philippines, the International Court of Arbitration ruled that China’s claim to unilateral sovereignty in the South China Sea had no legal basis.




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