Vietnam protests establishment of so-called Sansha city

15/10/2020    23:54 GMT+7 vietnamnet

Vietnam strongly protests the establishment of the so-called Sansha city in Phu Lam Island in Vietnam’s Hoang Sa archipelago and related activities as they seriously violate Vietnam’s sovereignty, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said.

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Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang (Photo: VNA)

Hang made the statement regarding reports that China has more than 400 enterprises at the so-called Sansha city, at a regular press conference of the Foreign Ministry.

“Vietnam has firmly stated many times that it has full historical evidence and legal ground to attest to its sovereignty over the Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa archipelagos,” the spokesperson said, underlining Vietnam’s consistent stance on protesting against the establishment of the so-called Sansha city and related activities.

Such activities are neither valid nor recognised, and at the same time they do not benefit the friendship among nations while causing more complications to the situation in the East Sea, the region and the world as a whole, according to Hang.

Commenting on the US Presidential election 2020, Hang noted that Vietnam, as a partner of the US, has always closely followed the situation in the US.

“The Vietnam-US comprehensive partnership has made very positive developments in recent years, and Vietnam wants to work together with the US to continue promoting the bilateral ties in the interest of people of the two countries, thus contributing to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world,” the spokesperson said.

Also at the press conference, the spokesperson took the occasion to extend thanks to international friends, partners, individuals and organisations for their sympathies to Vietnamese people who have been affected by floods and storms recently./.VNA

The tiny islands that could explode the China-Vietnam relationship

By Brad Lendon, CNN

Updated 0625 GMT (1425 HKT) July 20, 2020

Why it matters who owns the seas

Da Nang, Vietnam (CNN)”The Paracel Islands!” the teacher shouts.”Belong to Vietnam!” call back about 30 schoolchildren, even louder. Their chant echoes through the three-story Paracel Islands Museum in Da Nang, which officials say cost the Vietnamese government $1.8 million to build.Since opening in 2018, about half of its 40,000 visitors have been schoolchildren, who can explore exhibits, including documents, maps and photographs, all curated to hammer home one point.The Paracel Islands belong to Vietnam. Not to China.Named by 16th century Portuguese mapmakers, the Paracels are a collection of 130 small coral islands and reefs in the northwestern part of the South China Sea. They support abundant marine life. But more than being just a rich fishing ground, there is speculation the islands could harbor potential energy reserves.They have no indigenous population to speak of, only Chinese military garrisons amounting to 1,400 people, according to the CIA Factbook.But there is no certainty on who really owns them. Ask one expert and the answer will be Vietnam has the strongest claim. Ask another and the reply will be China.What is unmistakeable is that the Paracels have been in Chinese hands for 45 years.As Beijing increasingly claims almost all of the South China Sea as its territory, and seeks to be the supreme influence on resources and access in this region and beyond, Hanoi is getting fed up.

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China announces military drills in East Sea amid escalating tensions – Việt Nam phản đối Trung Quốc tập trận trái phép ở Hoàng Sa

China announces military drills in East Sea amid escalating tensions

By Vu Anh   June 30, 2020 | 11:01 am GMT+7 VNExpress

China announces military drills in East Sea amid escalating tensions

Satellite photo dated March 28, 2018 shows Woody Island in the Paracels, South China Sea. Photo by Planet Labs Inc/Handout via Reuters.

The Maritime Safety Administration of China’s Hainan Province has announced plans to hold military exercises near Vietnam’s Paracel Islands from Wednesday to Sunday.

It said on its website that no vessel is allowed to enter the area in the South China Sea, which Vietnam calls the East Sea, when the drills are underway.

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Việt Nam phản đối Trung Quốc lập quận ‘quản lý’ Trường Sa, Hoàng Sa

Chủ nhật, 19/4/2020, 20:05 (GMT+7) VNExpress

Việt Nam phản đối Trung Quốc lập quận ‘quản lý’ Trường Sa, Hoàng Sa

Việt Nam phản đối mạnh mẽ việc thành lập cái gọi là “quận Tây Sa và Nam Sa”, yêu cầu Trung Quốc tôn trọng chủ quyền của Việt Nam với quần đảo Hoàng Sa, Trường Sa.

Trung Quốc ngày 18/4 thông báo thành lập cái gọi là “quận Tây Sa” (tức quần đảo Hoàng Sa của Việt Nam) và “quận Nam Sa” (tức quần đảo Trường Sa của Việt Nam) tại “thành phố Tam Sa”. Trước động thái này, người phát ngôn Bộ Ngoại giao Lê Thị Thu Hằng hôm nay tuyên bố Việt Nam có đầy đủ bằng chứng lịch sử và cơ sở pháp lý để khẳng định chủ quyền đối với hai quần đảo Hoàng Sa và Trường Sa, theo thông cáo của Bộ Ngoại giao.

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China’s activities in Hoàng Sa violate Việt Nam’s sovereignty: spokeswoman

Update: March, 29/2019 – 09:00 vietnamnews

 

Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Lê Thị Thu Hằng at a press conference on Thursday.— VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam has once again demanded China respect its sovereignty over the Hoàng Sa (Paracel) and Trường Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes in response to China’s live-fire drills and construction plans in Hoàng Sa.

Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Lê Thị Thu Hằng made the statement on Thursday at a press conference.

She reiterated: “Việt Nam has sufficient legal foundation and historical evidence testifying to its sovereignty over Hoàng Sa and Trường Sa archipelagoes in accordance with international law.” Tiếp tục đọc “China’s activities in Hoàng Sa violate Việt Nam’s sovereignty: spokeswoman”

Reading Between the Lines: The Next Spratly Legal Dispute

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Reading Between the Lines: The Next Spratly Legal Dispute

In August 2018, the HMS Albion sailed through the Paracel Islands to assert freedom of navigation and challenge China’s claim to straight baselines around the island group. The United Kingdom’s challenge was the first operation by a non-U.S. vessel in the South China Sea that was analogous to the United States’ now well-publicized freedom of navigation operations (FONOPs). Three months later, the USS Chancellorsville undertook an identical challenge to Beijing’s baselines around the Paracels. Similar operations had been undertaken by the USS Decatur in October 2016 and the USS Chafee in October 2017. Tiếp tục đọc “Reading Between the Lines: The Next Spratly Legal Dispute”

Một tàu cá Quảng Ngãi bị tàu Trung Quốc đâm chìm ở Hoàng Sa – Vietnam says investigating cause of boat’s sinking in South China Sea

Một tàu cá Quảng Ngãi bị tàu Trung Quốc đâm chìm ở Hoàng Sa

TPO –  6/3, Văn phòng Ủy ban Quốc gia Ứng phó sự cố, Thiên tai và Tìm kiếm cứu nạn cho biết, một tàu cá Quảng Ngãi đã bị tàu Trung Quốc đâm chìm.

Tàu cá của ngư dân Việt Nam nhiều lần bị tàu Trung Quốc đâm chìm

Tàu cá của ngư dân Việt Nam nhiều lần bị tàu Trung Quốc đâm chìm

Hai tàu Trung Quốc đâm chìm tàu cá Quảng Ngãi ở Hoàng Sa
5 ngư dân của tàu cá bị tàu Trung Quốc đâm chìm đang trên đường vào bờ
Nhiều tàu Trung Quốc đánh bắt trái phép cách Đà Nẵng 45 hải lý
20 tàu cá Việt Nam bị tàu Trung Quốc xua đuổi khi trú ở Hoàng Sa
Tàu cá Quảng Ngãi bị tàu Trung Quốc đâm chìm gần Hoàng Sa

Theo đó, khoảng hơn 10 giờ ngày 6/3, tại khu vực cách phía Đông Đà Nẵng khoảng 198 hải lý, nằm ở khu vực đảo Đá Lồi (quần đảo Hoàng Sa), tàu cá QNg 90819 TS có 5 ngư dân của Quảng Ngãi bị tàu Trung Quốc BKS 44101 đâm chìm.

Sau khi bị đâm, tàu cá của ngư dân Quảng Ngãi chỉ còn nổi phần mũi, 5 ngư dân đã bám vào phần mũi tàu. Tiếp tục đọc “Một tàu cá Quảng Ngãi bị tàu Trung Quốc đâm chìm ở Hoàng Sa – Vietnam says investigating cause of boat’s sinking in South China Sea”

Treaty with Japan resolves claims – Hiệp ước San Francisco và tranh chấp Biển Đông

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Treaty with Japan resolves claims

By Masahiro Matsumura

Territorial and maritime disputes among Taiwan, China and several Southeast Asian countries are roiling the South China Sea region, with little prospect of resolution anytime soon. However, the current uneasy status quo may be tenable, so long as the parties embrace serious confidence-building measures through multilateral forums while maintaining effective deterrence vis-a-vis China and a commitment not to use offensive force.

OSAKA – Territorial and maritime disputes among China, Taiwan, and several Southeast Asian countries are roiling the South China Sea region, with little prospect of resolution anytime soon. But the current uneasy status quo may be tenable, so long as the parties embrace serious confidence-building measures through multilateral forums while maintaining effective deterrence vis-à-vis China and a commitment not to use offensive force. Tiếp tục đọc “Treaty with Japan resolves claims – Hiệp ước San Francisco và tranh chấp Biển Đông”

U.S. destroyer sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade talks

Reuters JANUARY 7, 2019 / 1:26 AM / 19 DAYS AGO

BEIJING (Reuters) – A U.S. guided-missile destroyer sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea in what China called a “provocation” as U.S. officials joined talks in Beijing during a truce in a bitter trade war.

Photograph of guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell, dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Cesar Chavez and aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan during a replenishment-at-sea exercise in waters off the coast of Japan, May 15, 2018

The USS McCampbell carried out a “freedom of navigation” operation, sailing within 12 nautical miles of the Paracel Island chain, “to challenge excessive maritime claims”, Pacific Fleet spokeswoman Rachel McMarr said in an emailed statement.

The operation was not about any one country or to make a political statement, McMarr said.

The statement came as trade talks between China and the United States were under way in Beijing, the first round of face-to-face discussions since both sides agreed to a 90-day truce in a trade war that has roiled international markets.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the conduct of the U.S. ship had violated China’s and international law, and China had lodged “stern representations”.

“We urge the United States to immediately cease this kind of provocation,” he said, adding that China had sent military ships and aircraft to identify and warn off the ship. Tiếp tục đọc “U.S. destroyer sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade talks”

US Ships Sail Near South China Sea Islands Claimed by Beijing

telesurtv 27 May 2018

  • The guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) transits the Mediterranean Sea in this August 31, 2012 handout photo.

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) transits the Mediterranean Sea in this August 31, 2012 handout photo. | Photo: Reuters

China’s Foreign Ministry urged the United States to stop such actions.

Two U.S. Navy warships sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China Sunday, two U.S. officials told Reuters, in a move that drew condemnation from Beijing as President Donald Trump seeks its continued cooperation on North Korea.

The operation was the latest attempt to counter what Washington sees as Beijing’s efforts to limit freedom of navigation in the strategic waters. Tiếp tục đọc “US Ships Sail Near South China Sea Islands Claimed by Beijing”

‘Có nhà trưng bày Hoàng Sa nhưng Đà Nẵng chưa hoàn toàn giải phóng’

28/03/2018 11:08 GMT+7

TTOKhánh thành Nhà trưng bày Hoàng Sa sáng nay, thực ra chúng ta cũng chỉ mới đi một nửa đoạn đường. Đấu tranh đòi lại chủ quyền đối với quần đảo Hoàng Sa là con đường phía trước còn rất dài.

Có nhà trưng bày Hoàng Sa nhưng Đà Nẵng chưa hoàn toàn giải phóng - Ảnh 1.

Ông Huỳnh Đức Thơ, chủ tịch UBND TP Đà Nẵng nói tại buổi lễ khánh thành rằng: “Ngoài biển khơi xa kia huyện Hoàng Sa đang bị ngoại bang chiếm đóng trái phép” – Ảnh: HỮU KHÁ

Sáng 28-3, UBND TP Đà Nẵng đã tổ chức khánh thành Nhà trưng bày Hoàng Sa nằm trên đường Hoàng Sa (quận Sơn Trà, Đà Nẵng). Buổi lễ khánh thành đặc biệt và giàu ý nghĩa này đã thu hút đông đảo các tầng lớp nhân dân tham gia.

Tại buổi lễ nhiều người có cùng suy nghĩ rằng: Khánh thành Nhà trưng bày Hoàng Sa sáng nay, thực ra chúng ta cũng chỉ mới đi một nửa đoạn đường.

Đấu tranh đòi lại chủ quyền đối với quần đảo Hoàng Sa là con đường phía trước còn rất dài mà mọi thế hệ người Việt sau này phải tiếp nối, có trách nhiệm khi một phần lãnh thổ thiêng liêng của Tổ quốc đang bị Trung Quốc chiếm đóng trái phép. Tiếp tục đọc “‘Có nhà trưng bày Hoàng Sa nhưng Đà Nẵng chưa hoàn toàn giải phóng’”

US warship sails near islands claimed by Beijing in South China Sea

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Filre photo of USS Chafee, a US Navy destroyer which operates 100 per cent on biofuel, sailing about 241 kilometres north of the island of Oahu during the RIMPAC Naval exercises off Hawaii. (REUTERS/Hugh Gentry)

WASHINGTON: A US Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Tuesday (Oct 10), three US officials told Reuters, even as President Donald Trump’s administration seeks Chinese cooperation in dealing with North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs. Tiếp tục đọc “US warship sails near islands claimed by Beijing in South China Sea”

Vietnam’s Position paper on the sovereignty of Viet Nam over the Hoang Sa Archipelago

First posted on UNCLOSforum.wordpress.com on July 6, 2014

Position paper on the sovereignty of Viet Nam over the Hoang Sa Archipelago
07-07-2014, 09:56 am
http://www.vietnam-un.org/en/index.php

 

THE SOVEREIGNTY OF VIET NAM OVER THE HOANG SA ARCHIPELAGO

The Socialist Republic of Viet Nam rejects as completely unfounded, in fact and in law, China’s sovereignty claims over the Hoang Sa archipelago (which China calls “the Xisha islands”, also known as the Paracel Islands) in the annexes to the letters dated 22 May 2014 and 09 June 2014 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations as contained in documents A/68/887 and A/68/907 respectively. Viet Nam affirms that the Chinese claims have no legal or historical foundation. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam’s Position paper on the sovereignty of Viet Nam over the Hoang Sa Archipelago”