Disputes in the East Sea after the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)’s ruling issued in July 2016 will be tabled at an international symposium to be hosted by the Asia-Africa Institute under the Hamburg University from November 24-25.
Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has announced Manila will maintain the status quo in the East Sea.
China’s continued land reclamation and construction that have changed the status quo of Hoang Sa archipelago and its organisation of tours to the archipelago, regardless of concerns from Vietnam and the international community, seriously violate Vietnam’s sovereignty over the archipelago.
Experts at a discussion in the US’s Washington DC. on October 20 examined recent security developments in the East Sea, underlining the serious impacts of activities that change the status quo.
(VOV) - China is sparing no efforts to speed up artificial island construction, thus altering the geographic status quo and increasing tension in the East Sea.
(VOV) - Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Hai Binh said on July 11 Vietnam welcomes the US Senate’s passage of resolution 412 on the East Sea, asking China to fully observe international law and withdraw its oil platform from Vietnam’s waters in the East Sea.
(VOV) - A Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokesperson has said China’s recent escalations, including its decision to expand the typhoon warning area to the entire East Sea, cannot reverse Vietnam’s indisputable sovereignty over its Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos.
The Vietnam Bar Federation (VBF) on June 27 issued the second statement protesting China’s repeated use of force in the East Sea to change Vietnam’s sovereignty status quo over its waters there.
(VOV) - Foreign and defence ministers of Japan and Australia have expressed strong opposition to the use of force or coercion to unilaterally alter the status quo in the East and East China Seas.
(VOV) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on May 30 voiced Japan’s support for Vietnam and the Philippines in their territorial disputes with China, saying the use of force and intimidation to change the status quo cannot be justified.
(VOV) -China will not stop using force to change the status quo in the East Sea to gradually turn the situation into a fait accompli.