The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang on August 10 voiced Vietnam’s resolute objection to China’s recent activities in Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago and reiterated Vietnam’s sovereignty over the islands.
Illegal construction in the East Sea and its impact on regional peace, security, economy and trade will be put on the table at an international seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on July 25.
(VNF) - In 2014, the East Sea became a hot spot in Southeast Asia, and Asia in general, with concern and anxiety among the international community over China’s placement of the drilling rig HYSY 981 inside Vietnam’s continental shelf and exclusive economic zone, encroaching on the sovereignty and jurisdiction of Vietnam as were established in the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.
China’s military drill in the area covering islands and reefs in the northeast of Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago severely violates Vietnam’s sovereignty over the chain of islands, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh said at a regular press conference on July 23.
Relevant Vietnamese and Cambodian agencies have closely coordinated to control the situation in their joint border areas and not let the border matter affect the countries’ friendship, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh said on July 23.
A robust sea-island economy will be a strong sovereignty marker, Nguyen Chu Hoi, former General Director of the Vietnam Administration of Seas and Islands, tells the Econet magazine.
An "exclusive order" is being formed in the East Sea (South China Sea), and it is challenging the freedom and safety of navigation and aviation for the entire world, Dr. Truong Minh Huy Vu, HCM City University of Social Sciences and Humanities, said in a talk with VietNamNet.
Russian scholars have discussed territorial disputes in the world, including those in the East Sea, at a recent seminar hosted by the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow.
The Vietnamese Cultural Association in Sweden and Dai Bi Tam pagoda on June 6th organized a requiem for 64 Vietnamese naval soldiers who sacrificed their lives while fighting to protect the sacred sovereignty of the nation before China’s aggression on March 14th, 1988 on Gac Ma island in the Vietnam’s Truong Sa archipelago.
Vietnam demands China to immediately stop the construction currently underway on Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh said with regard to China’s erection of two lighthouses on Truong Sa islands.
Quang Nam provincial Department of Information and Communications on May 19th coordinated with Thang Binh district People’s Committee to organize a mobile exhibition of the maps and documents proving Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos.
A requiem for heroic martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the protection of national sovereignty was solemnly held in Pho Phuoc pagoda in Thailand’s capital of Bangkok on May 3rd, most specifically for those in the Truong Sa and Hoang Sa archipelagoes.
Various groups of overseas Vietnamese around the world recently visited the Truong Sa island and DK1 frame house from April 21st - 28th on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Southern liberation and National reunification day and also the 40th anniversary of Truong Sa liberation.
The State Commission for Overseas Vietnamese (SCOV) under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has received a sum of money from overseas Vietnamese community in Malaysia to the support people and soldiers on Truong Sa island.
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