Philippines Demands Netflix Pull Spy Drama Episodes Over China Illegal Sea Claims Map

John S. McCain is participating in Co-operation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines 2014. In its 20th year, CARAT is an annual, bilateral exercise series with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alonzo M. Archer/Released

MANILA, Philippines — Netflix has pulled out two episodes of an Australian political drama after a complaint lodged by the Philippine government for its depiction of China’s illegal claims in the South China Sea, part of which is the West Philippine Sea.

On Monday night, the Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed that the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) had decided to pull out episodes of “Pine Gap” in its decision dated September 28.

“After a thorough review, the Board ruled that certain episodes of ‘Pine Gap’ are unfit for public exhibition,'” the DFA said in a statement.

Following the decision, the MTRCB ordered Netflix to immediately pull out relevant episodes.

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