Latest Territorial disputes News

China's new national map has set off a wave of protests. Why?

Sep. 01, 2023 05:13 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — China has upset many countries in the Asia-Pacific region with its release of a new official map that lays claim to most of the South China Sea, as well as to contested parts of India and Russia, and official objections continue to mount. What is the map, and why is it upsetting...

Vietnam bans 'Barbie' movie due to an illustration showing China's territorial claim

Jul. 04, 2023 14:59 PM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's state media have reported that the government banned distribution of the popular “Barbie” movie because it includes a view of a map showing disputed Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea. The newspaper Vietnam Express and other media...