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Journalists demand China immediately stop provocative acts

VGP – The Viet Nam Journalists Association (VJA) once again protests China’s provocative acts in Viet Nam’s waters and demands China respect international law.

June 29, 2014 5:08 PM GMT+7

The association also demands China immediately withdraw the illicit oil rig Haiyang Shiyou 981 and stop all acts of violating Viet Nam’s marine sovereignty and acts of threatening the life of Vietnamese fishermen and law enforcement staff.

China must also stop acts of escalating tensions in the region, threatening maritime security and safety in the East Viet Nam Sea.

VJA called on the international journalists, including Chinese ones to fully and precisely understand China’s ongoing provocative acts in the exclusive economic zone and continental shelf of Viet Nam.

Earlier on May 10, the VJA Chairman also sent a letter to his Chinese counterpart to lodge strong protests against China’s acts of violating Viet Nam’s sovereignty, sovereign right and jurisdiction. 

It has been nearly two months since China illegally placed its drilling rig in Viet Nam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, China - a member of the United Nations Security Council - has kept on increasing perverse and provocative acts regardless of international condemnation./.

By Kim Anh