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Saturday, January 25, 2020
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VN affirms sovereignty following Chinas airship deployment to East Sea VN affirms sovereignty following China's airship deployment to East Sea
Vietnam foreign affairs spokeswoman on December 5 reaffirmed the country’s sovereignty over the Spratly Islands after images showing an airship deployed above the China-occupied Mischief Reef.
Significant values of UNCLOS to Vietnams maritime strategy Significant values of UNCLOS to Vietnam’s maritime strategy
November 16, 2019, is the 25th anniversary of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The Convention is one of the most important achievements of international law and the United Nations in the 20th century and continues to assert its role as the “Constitution of the seas and oceans” in the 21st century.
Vietnam rejects Chinas statement on sovereignty over Truong Sa islands Vietnam rejects China’s statement on sovereignty over Truong Sa islands
Vietnam rejects all contents of the statement made by the Chinese spokesperson on sovereignty over Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago on November 8.
Vietnam respects fully implements UNCLOS 1982 Vietnam respects, fully implements UNCLOS 1982
Vietnam actively participated in the negotiation process and building of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and has made significant efforts in enforcing the pact.
Continuous line map - new wine in old bottles “Continuous line” map - new wine in old bottles
The story of the “nine-dash line”, the so-called China’s claim in the South China Sea, or the East Sea as it is called in Vietnam, seems to have sunk into the past after the award of the Arbitral Tribunal in the Philippines case against China in 2016. In this ruling, the Tribunal rejected the so-called “historic rights” of China in the waters within the “nine-dash line”. The idea is that the “nine-dash line” no longer exists after the ruling of the Arbitral Tribunal, but recently, the international press is stirred about the “nine-dash line” but under a new shape.
Vietnams actions to fight against illegal fishing Vietnam’s actions to fight against illegal fishing
Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing has had negative impacts on the coastal countries, including Vietnam. The author reviews the situation of IUU fishing in the region and recommends legal and practical actions to fight this problem in response to the EU’s warning against Vietnam’s fisheries products imported to the Union.
Viet Nam resolved to maintain peaceful and stable borderlines Viet Nam resolved to maintain peaceful and stable borderlines
Viet Nam has made unceasing and serious efforts to exercise all of its agreements on land border with neighboring countries to ensure a border of peace and stability, to safeguard the border line and all border markers as well as law and order, said Deputy Foreign Minister and Chairman of the National Boundary Commission Le Hoai Trung.
Khanh Hoa province seeks ways to boost marine economy Khanh Hoa province seeks ways to boost marine economy
“Khanh Hoa is a province with a special and essential position in the southern central coastal region in particular and the country in general,” said Chairman of the National Assembly’s National Defense and Security Committee Vo Trong Viet, suggesting the province combine the sea-based growth strategy with national defense and security maintenance.
VN says East Sea disputes require peaceful resolution VN says East Sea disputes require peaceful resolution
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said on April 8 that Vietnam has consistently insisted that disputes in the East Sea be settled by peaceful measures in line with international law.
VN protests Taiwan live-fire drill VN protests Taiwan live-fire drill
Vietnam has protested against a live-fire military drill conducted this week by Taiwan in the Truong Sa archipelago, demanding that it refrain from repeating such activity, Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh said on March 30.

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