A Vietnamese website, which only works when users correctly answer a quiz about disputed islands in the South China Sea, has infuriated scores of television fans in China desperate to catch the latest episode of a popular Chinese period drama
HANOI (Reuters) - A Vietnamese website, which only works when users correctly answer a quiz about disputed islands in the South China Sea, has infuriated scores of television fans in China desperate to catch the latest episode of a popular Chinese period drama.
The drama — “The Story of Yanxi Palace” — has attracted a huge following in China for its colorful depiction of Qing Dynasty-era politics and the tale of a brave and plucky young concubine who outsmarts her rivals.
The first 56 episodes of the show are being aired for free on Chinese video streaming platform iQiyi, which holds exclusive rights to the drama. For a fee, iQiyi members can watch eight more episodes.
“This is nonsense!,” said one Chinese drama fan, commenting on the Weibo microblogging platform. “Who gave Vietnam the courage to challenge China’s territorial sovereignty?”
“While stealing Chinese TV dramas, Vietnam has also stolen Chinese territory,” said another viewer.
The show’s official Weibo account released a statement on Aug. 20 asking other online streaming services to respect copyright, and to remove unauthorized copies of the drama from their websites.
A request for comment sent to a contact email listed on the Vietnamese bomtan.org website went unanswered on Friday. Copies of the drama had been removed from the platform.
The quiz, however, remained.
I just checked the website mentioned in the article and the quiz is still there, but the question about the islands has been changed to "What is one plus one?". The other two questions are "What is the capital of Vietnam?" and "What is the national anthem of Vietnam?".
我刚刚查看了文章里提到的那家网站，测验还在，但是有关南海岛屿的问题变成了“一加一等于多少？”。另外两个测验问题是“越南首都是哪里？” 以及 “越南国歌是哪首？”。
That's much easier
2, Hanoi and I have no fucking clue
Agreed. Found it very easy to masturbate to.
What the fuck is this thread lmao
Man I appreciate the link but that’s the worst version that I have ever heard...
The Vietnamese national song is called “ Ti?n Quan Ca” , I think it’s the best national song in the world but I might be little biased who knows. Check it out if you can.
Vietnam is still communist. But the lyrics were somewhat influenced by La Marseillaise (the French national anthem):
Guess I should say from the war era, but yes, still commie. There have been people making fun of it of the brutality it portrays, though the red from the Vietnamese flag is the blood of Vietnamese, not enemies'.
There's a KFC in Hanoi.
It's not that they don't know the answer, it's that they disagree. The question is about an international dispute between China and Vietnam. The website is basically trolling Chinese people.