HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - A group of Chinese tourists wearing T-shirts depicting the country’s territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea has sparked anger in Vietnam[1].

The tourists arrived at the Cam Ranh international airport and after going through the immigration took off their coats to reveal T-shirts featuring the so-called “nine-dash line” demarcating Beijing claims to nearly the entire South China Sea. Vietnam[2] is one of the rival claimants.

State-run Tuoi Tre newspaper reported that Vietnamese authorities confiscated the T-shirts on Sunday.

Immigration officials at the airport declined to comment Wednesday.

Some people have called for the deportation of the Chinese tourists.

More than 4 million Chinese arrived in Vietnam[3] last year, accounting for about 30 percent of total foreign arrivals in the Southeast Asian country.

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