VOV.VN - All activities launched by foreign countries in the Hoang Sa (Paracel) Islands, and Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands, without Vietnamese permission are null and void, whilst also being in violation of the country's sovereignty.
VOV.VN - A tropical depression which has formed in the East Sea is likely to strengthen into a storm which is expected to dump heavy rain on northern and central provinces on weekends.
An exhibition on the ASEAN Community and Vietnam’s seas and islands was opened in the border district of Bao Lac, Cao Bang province, on July 24.
VOV.VN - A book detailing the nation’s sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) islands, and Truong Sa (Spratly) islands, has been translated into Japanese and has gone on to be published in the Far East country.
VOV.VN - The Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on July 16 made comments on China’s recent East Sea claims tweets, saying the respect for international law must be observed in the region.
VOV.VN - The Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on July 2 voiced strong opposition to China’s military exercises around Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) Islands, and requested that the northern neighbour halt similar actions in the future.
A mobile exhibition giving visitors an insight into the historical and legal evidence proving Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos was opened in Huong Hoa district, the central province of Quang Tri on July 1.
VOV.VN - After forming in the East Sea late on June 12 Typhoon Nuri is rapidly gaining strength and is on course to make landfall in southern China on June 14, triggering heavy downpours and rough seas in local areas, including the north of the country.
Countries need to act responsibly in the East Sea, not complicate the situation, and contribute to preserving peace and security in the waters, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang has said.
VOV.VN - Vietnam has registered their interest after several member states of the United Nations circulated documents expressing their view regarding the recent situation in the East Sea, internationally known as South China Sea.
VOV.VN - All activities in the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos without Vietnam’s permission is a violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty and international law, has said Foreign Ministry vice spokesman Doan Khac Viet.
VOV.VN - The world has closely watched China’s illegal moves in the East Sea (aka the South China Sea). Observers say China, by defying international law, is isolating itself from the international community.
VOV.VN - In the current context of international and regional situation, Vietnam requests parties not to take actions that complicate the situation in the East Sea.
In late 2019 and early 2020 China announced its “Four-Sha” sovereignty claims over the East Sea in two diplomatic notes sent to the UN Secretary-General, with the aim of replacing the so-called “nine-dash line” that had been previously rejected by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA).
VOV.VN - Vietnam has sufficient historical and legal evidence to assert its sovereignty over the Paracel (Hoang Sa) and Spratly (Truong Sa) archipelagoes in the East Sea ( internationally known as South China Sea).
VOV.VN - China’s actions in the East Sea have violated the sovereignty, sovereign rights, and jurisdiction of Vietnam and other countries and restricted freedom of aviation, navigation, and economic activities there.
VOV.VN - Vietnam and the international community have strongly opposed a brazen decision by the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs to establish new districts called “Xisha” and “Nansha” in “Sansha city” to administer the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos, which are part of Vietnam’s sovereign territory.
China’s maritime claims and recent actions in the East Sea ran counter to the provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 (UNCLOS 1982), according to an expert on the East Sea issue.
Foreign experts have condemned China’s recent actions in the East Sea, saying its moves have escalated tensions in the region and infringed upon international law.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on April 23 criticised recent actions of China in the East Sea, including its announcement of the establishment of “Xisha district” (Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago) and “Nansha district” (Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago) within the so-called “Sansha city,” and China coast guard vessel's sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat.