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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'

U.S. Marines over the South China Sea. The waters are disputed by China and a host of Southeast Asian countries, including Vietnam. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy)

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.

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