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China's East Sea justification absurd
06-11-2014, 12:16 pm
To explain the reason for its placement of Haiyang Shiyou-981 oil rig in Vietnam's sovereign waters, China has cited a 1958 Diplomatic Note written by the late Prime Minister Pham Van Dong (the 1958 Note, in short) as a "proof" of Vietnam's recognition of China's sovereignty over the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagoes. 
Firm evidence proves Vietnam’s sovereignty over archipelagoes
06-11-2014, 12:14 pm
China’s recent unilateral acts in the East Sea, particularly its illegal placement of the Haiyang Shiyou-981 oil rig in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, seriously violated Vietnam’s sovereignty and international law, threatening peace, stability, security, safety and freedom of navigation in the East Sea. 
06-11-2014, 05:15 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Vietnam's U.N. ambassador urged China on Tuesday to withdraw its oil rig and more than 100 ships from the South China Sea to create "an environment" for negotiations on the disputed waters.
Defence Minister: China must immediately withdraw oil rig
06-07-2014, 06:37 am
Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh has demanded China immediately remove its oil rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 out of Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf and sit down for negotiations to maintain peace, stability and friendship between the two nations.
Vietnam, RoK enhance diplomatic, defence relations
06-01-2014, 06:42 am

Nhan Dan – Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) convened the third strategic dialogue at the deputy ministerial level on diplomacy, security and defence in Hanoi on May 29.

US senator to raise East Sea issue at Shangri La Dialogue
06-01-2014, 06:40 am
US Senator Benjamin Cardin has said he will express concern, on behalf of the US Congress and Government, over the situation in the East Sea and China’s provocative acts, especially its recent sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat, at the upcoming Shangri-La Forum in Singapore.
Press Release on current developments in the East Sea
06-01-2014, 05:28 am
China’s illegal placement and operation of drilling platform Haiyang Shiyou 981 (HD-981) in Viet Nam’s Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf since 1 May 2014, together with the deployment and aggressive behavior of China’s accompanying vessels, including naval ships, violate Viet Nam’s sovereign and jurisdictional rights as  prescribed in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), go against relevant regional and bilateral agreements, and pose a serious threat to peace and stability in the region as well as to maritime security and safety, and freedom of navigation and aviation in the East Sea of Viet Nam (South China Sea).
Asean Foreign Ministers' statement on the current development in the South China Sea
05-30-2014, 05:30 am

ASEAN Foreign Ministers expressed their serious concerns over the on-going developments in the South China Sea, which have increased tensions in the area.

They urged all parties concerned, in accordance with the universally recognised principles of international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), to exercise self-restraint and avoid actions which could undermine peace and stability in the area; and to resolve disputes by peaceful means without resorting to threat or use of force.

They reaffirmed the importance of maintaining peace and stability, maritime security, freedom of navigation in and over- flight above the South China Sea as well as the ASEAN’s Six-Point Principles on the South China Sea and the Joint Statement of the 15th ASEAN-China Summit on the 10th Anniversary of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea.