Google Maps told to fix national border errors

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Vietnam on Saturday requested that Google Maps, the online map service of Google Inc., correct its mistakes concerning the borderline between Vietnam and China.

"Google Maps shows an incorrect land borderline between Vietnam and China," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Nguyen Phuong Nga said.

"Vietnam requests that Google correct the mistakes in accordance with the current official map of Vietnam," she said at a press briefing in Hanoi.

In the map published by Google, many areas that belong to Vietnam totaling thousands of square kilometers have been presented as belonging to China. The mapping mistakes can be seen from Apachai Town in Dien Bien Province to Quang Ninh Province's Mong Cai Town.

Nga said Vietnam and China have signed treaties and agreements on the land border and the borderline between the two countries has been described clearly on their maps.

When the 1999 Vietnam-China Land Border Treaty and related documents take effect, they will be deposited at the United Nations and will be provided to mapping and publishing organizations, Nga said.

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