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Russian search engine lists contested islands as Vietnamese
  • By Pham The Quang Huy | dtinews.vn | July 19, 2016 11:59 PM
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Yandex NV, Russia's largest web search engine depicts the Spratly and Paracel islands belonging to Vietnam.

Searching with key word Vietnam on Yandex Maps the results show both the Spratly and Paracel islands as Vietnamese territory. 

 

Searching with key word Vietnam on Yandex Maps shows both the Spratly and Paracel islands are in Vietnam's territory.

With key words Spratly Islands or Paracel Islands, Yandex Maps will give out relating information such as the Paracel Islands is a district of Danang City while the Spratly islands is a district of Khanh Hoa Province.

After the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague said on July 12 that China’s claims to historic rights for waters within the nine-dash line are contrary to the 1982 ​UN Convention on the Law of the Se, the Yandex Maps once again depicts Vietnam's sovereignty over the Spratly and Paracel Islands.

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