The film briefly shows the ‘nine-dash line’, which China claims as its territory, though other East Asian countries say it belongs to them
‘Abominable’ is about a teenage Chinese girl named Yi who helps a yeti return to Mount Everest.
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The animated movie Abominable will skip Malaysian theaters after producers decided against cutting out a scene showing a map supporting Chinese claims to the disputed South China Sea.
Vietnam already pulled the U.S.-Chinese production from theaters over a fleeting image of the so-called nine-dash line, a vague and broken outline depicting much of the resource-rich sea as Chinese territory. China’s claims to the sea overlap with claims by Vietnam, Malaysia and other Asian governments.