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Vietnam city fines Bayer chief for South China Sea 'nine-dash' map

Ho Chi Minh authorities say local CEO spread 'illegal images'

HO CHI MINH CITY -- The CEO of Bayer Vietnam faces up to 70 million dong ($3,000) in fines for disseminating a map of the South China Sea that included the so-called nine-dash line, which China uses to demarcate its claims on the waters.

The Ho Chi Minh City government summoned Bayer's local chief Lynette Moey Yu Lin on Friday to inform her that she will be fined for violating Vietnam's regulation banning the spread of illegal information and images regarding Vietnam's sovereignty through a personal email.

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