VOV.VN - Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang on August 31 voiced Vietnam’s opposition to China’s firing of ballistic missiles into the East Sea, saying the move would only complicate the situation in the region.
Any activities in Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago without the country’s permission are meaningless, spokeswoman of the Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang said on August 27.
VOV.VN - Vietnam requests that China respects its sovereignty over the Hoang (Spratly) islands, and do not repeat similar violations, has said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang.
VOV.VN - China’s deployment of weapons and fighter aircraft to Hoang Sa not only is a violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty but also further exacerbates the situation in the East Sea.
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.
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.
The Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF)'s Hanoi chapter on July 2 presented VND38 billion (US$1,640) to the Vietnam People’s Navy High Command to help build a multipurpose cultural house in Truong Sa (Spratly) island district, Khanh Hoa province.
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 - 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.
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.