The website of the Vietnam ridicule fans of Chinese drama from the South China sea quiz

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    Vietnamese website which works only when users correctly answer a quiz about the disputed Islands in the South China sea, and enraged many fans of the television in China, desperate to catch the latest episode of popular Chinese period drama.
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Vietnamese website which works only when users correctly answer a quiz about the disputed Islands in the South China sea, and enraged many fans of the television in China, desperate to catch the latest episode of popular Chinese period drama.

Drama — “the history of yanxi Palace” — attracted a huge following in China for his vivid picture of Qing era policies and the tale of a brave and courageous young concubines, who beat their rivals.

The first 56 episodes of the show will be broadcast for free on videostreaming Chinese Platform iqiyi, which has exclusive rights to the drama. For an additional cost of iqiyi members can watch more than eight episodes.

But Vietnamese site reason obtained extra episodes that have not aired in China.

Fans of Chinese drama flocked to bomtan.org which hosts online copies of the Asian series, only to be met with the challenge, which pits patriotism against the insatiable desire to binge watch TV.

The website, which does not seem to have the rights to broadcast the drama, asks users to answer questions, confirming their Vietnamese identity before site loads.

“This service is only available for Vietnamese people. Please answer the following questions: what country makes the Hoang sa (Paracel Islands) belong to? Vietnam, China, Philippines or Japan?”.

The only correct answer to the question, according to the website, is Vietnam.

A country of Southeast Asia has long been embroiled in territorial disputes with China in the South China sea, or “East sea” as the locals call it, and declares its sovereignty over the Paracels, which is currently the Chinese military is.

“It is nonsense!,” said one Chinese fan of the drama, commenting on the weibo microblogging platform. “Who gave Vietnam the courage to challenge the territorial sovereignty of China?”

“While the theft of Chinese TV series, Vietnam also stole Chinese territory,” said another viewer.

The official Weibo show-account issued a statement on Aug. 20 ask for other online streaming services to respect copyright and to remove unauthorized copies of the drama from their sites.

Request for review sent to the contact email address listed on the website of the Vietnamese bomtan.org remained unanswered Friday. Copies of the drama was removed from the platform.

The test, however, remained.

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