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Ministry requires harsh punishment over book with nine-dash line map

The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has just sent a document to Hanoi-based University of Business and Technology (HUBT), requiring HUBT to withdraw coursebooks with illicit contents and map showing nine-dash line as well as harsh punishment on individuals and teams.

A map with illicit map showing nine-dash line in the book (Photo: SGGP)

A map with illicit map showing nine-dash line in the book (Photo: SGGP)

Besides, the school was asked to revise its assessment procedures of all coursebooks in departments making sure that material must be appropriate.
MoET also required HUBT management board to point out responsibility of each individual and team relating to the case to have proper punishment.
After receiving reports from students, the Science and Quality management Department recognized the contents of China’s ‘nine-dash line’ and photos referring Vietnamese Spratly and Paracel archipelagos as “Nan Sha” and “Xi Sha” (as part of Chinese land).
Vice Rector of HUBT Vu Van Hoa informed that the scientific council of the Chinese- Japanese Department assumed the appropriateness of the coursebook by itself without scientific and training council of the University’s appraisal in advance, which went against the requirements of HUBT.
The department then sent the coursebook to the publishing center to print 716 books.

By PHAN THAO - Translated by ANH QUAN

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