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.
VOV.VN -Amidst failure to comply with the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, regardless of the continued negative reaction internationally, China continues to pursue course of actions that go against international rules and convention in the East Sea, known globally as the South China Sea.
VOV.VN - China’s establishment of the so-called districts of “Xisha” and “Nansha” in “Sansha” city, Hainan province, violates international law and Vietnam’s sovereignty rights over Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelagos.
Following China’s announcement of the establishment of the so-called “Xisha district” (in Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago) and “Nansha district” (in Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago) within “Sansha city”, international experts have condemned the move, saying it breaks international law.
Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Toshimitsu Motegi has voiced his concerns over China’s establishment of districts to administer the Paracel (Vietnam’s Hoang Sa archipelago) and Spratly islands (Vietnam’s Truong Sa archipelago) in the East Sea (internationally known as the South China Sea), Japan’s Kyodo News reported.
VOV.VN - Analyst Carl Thayer, an Emeritus Professor at Australia’s University of New South Wales has called latest China's action in the East Sea (internationally known as South China Sea) "provocative," "illegal" and has no basis under international law.