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 Vietnamâ€™s sovereignty over archipelagoes
06-11-2014, 12:14 pm
Chinaâ€™s recent unilateral acts in the East Sea, particularly its illegal placement of the Haiyang Shiyou-981 oil rig in Vietnamâ€™s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, seriously violated Vietnamâ€™s sovereignty and international law, threatening peace, stability, security, safety and freedom of navigation in the East Sea.
VIETNAM URGES CHINA TO WITHDRAW OIL DRILLING RIG
06-11-2014, 05:15 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) â€” 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 Vietnamâ€™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 â€“ 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 Chinaâ€™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
Chinaâ€™s illegal placement and operation of
drilling platform Haiyang Shiyou 981 (HD-981) in Viet Namâ€™s Exclusive Economic
Zone and Continental Shelf since 1 May 2014, together with the deployment and
aggressive behavior of Chinaâ€™s accompanying vessels, including naval ships,
violate Viet Namâ€™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 ASEANâ€™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.
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