Following Vietnam’s complaint, weather app Windy has removed the Chinese name “Sansha” in all languages for the Hoang Sa Archipelago, known internationally as Paracel Islands. It has also removed the name “Tam Sa” that came up if the language was set to Vietnamese. However, it has left the archipelago’s name empty, instead of using Hoang Sa, although it uses “Truong Sa” for the Spratly Islands to the south. Tran Cong Truc, former head of the Government Border Committee, said Windy removing the name “Sansha” from the map was a noteworthy correction. The application however must add the Vietnamese name Hoang Sa for the archipelago instead of leaving it blank, he said. “This is an application with millions of users so it needs to give locations’ correct names instead of leaving them blank. If the language is English then it could call Hoang Sa the Paracel Islands, and if the language is Vietnamese, then it must show Hoang Sa.” Following Windy’s latest correction, many Vietnamese users continued to question its decision to ignore the existence of Paracel Islands instead of using the Vietnamese name Hoang Sa. Windy is a popular app with over five million downloads by Android users. Following the… Read full this story
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