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Saturday, July 4, 2020
Tags: Spratly
Vietnam opposes Chinas illegal activities in East Sea Vietnam opposes China's illegal activities in East Sea
Foreign ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang made the statement on Jun 11 during a briefing in Hanoi in response to reports from vessel tracking software and satellite imagery indicating a Chinese ship might be conducting installing undersea cables in the area.
South China Sea amid COVID-19 pandemic South China Sea amid COVID-19 pandemic
Facing the COVID-19 pandemic, the claimant States in the South China Sea (also known as the East Sea) confront with another virus on the maritime front. It’s the virus on expansion of claim and intimidation. After having successfully controlled the coronavirus, China has undertaken a series of actions to establish its administration over the whole East Sea. The actions are various from fisheries to maritime surveys, diplomatic notes, establishing new districts, naming shoals to coercion. Chinese victims are not limited to only one country but also Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and even Indonesia.
Society opposes Chinese fishing bans in East Sea Society opposes Chinese fishing bans in East Sea
The Vietnam Fisheries Society (VINAFIS) released a document on Monday opposing China’s issuance of regulations banning fishing in the East Sea (South China Sea).
Chinas notes at UN inconsistent with intl law: Deputy spokesperson China’s notes at UN inconsistent with int’l law: Deputy spokesperson
China’s circulation of a number of diplomatic notes at the United Nations that raise unreasonable sovereignty claims over Vietnam’s Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos as well as maritime claims in the East Sea runs counter to the provisions of the 1982 UNCLOS, an official said on April 23.
Vietnam strongly protests establishment of so-called Sansha city Vietnam strongly protests establishment of so-called Sansha city
Vietnam strongly protests the establishment of the so-called “Sansha city” and related acts as they seriously violated Vietnam’s sovereignty, the spokesperson of Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang said on April 19.
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.
Arbitral ruling in South China Sea will have long-term impacts: expert Arbitral ruling in South China Sea will have long-term impacts: expert
Two years ago, the United Nations delivered a historic verdict in the South China Sea territorial dispute between the Philippines and China, rendering China’s extensive claims over most of the sea baseless. Dr. Ha Anh Tuan, Director of the Center for Policy Analysis under the Institute for South China Sea Studies, writes to Vietnam News Agency on the legal implications of this ruling and its role in the path toward a final resolution.

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