Indonesia has revealed for the first time that it complained to China over its issuance of passports that feature a controversial map laying claim to almost the entire South China Sea.
A page from a new Chinese passport shows a map that includes an area in the South China Sea inside a line of dashes representing maritime territory claimed by China. The Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, India – and now Indonesia – have criticised the map saying the new design violates their sovereignty. (Reuters photo)
The “nine-dash line” map featured in new Chinese passports was protested by Vietnam and the Philippines when they were released last year.
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