VGP – Vietnamese Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg, and the European Union (EU) Pham Sanh Chau on July 17 posted an article on the European Political Newspaper NewEurope, showing his strong opposition to a wrongful view on the East Sea by the Chinese Ambassador to Belgium and EU.
VGP – Viet Nam resolutely demands China immediately withdraw the drilling rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 as well as its escort ships from Viet Nam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, reiterated PM Nguyen Tan Dung.
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.
VGP - Dr Subhash Kapila from India affirmed that the current flashpoint in the East Viet Nam Sea owes its origin to China’s two major acts of aggression against Viet Nam in the last quarter of the 20th Century, namely the capture of the Paracel islands in 1974 and the Spratly islands partially in 1988.
VGP - The following maps, published by China, Viet Nam and foreign countries, all show that the southernmost part of China is Hainan island.
VGP – Many people once expected that China’s development would bring back positive effects on the region but disappointment, doubt, and worry have gradually emerged.
VGP - China on June 24 sent 102 – 108 vessels, including six military ships, to protect its oil rig that is illegally stationed in Viet Nam’s waters, continuing aggressive acts to harass Vietnamese ships, according to the Viet Nam Fisheries Resources Surveillance Department.
VGP - The Chinese side on June 23 continued harassing Vietnamese law enforcement authorities operating in Viet Nam’s waters, according to the Viet Nam Fisheries Surveillance Department.
VGP - China on June 21 maintained 118 ships, including six military ships, to guard its oil rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 illegally standing in Viet Nam’s waters, according to the Viet Nam Fisheries Surveillance Department.
VGP - Chinese military aircraft on June 20 flew at a low altitude above Vietnamese law enforcement vessels operating near the place where China illegally places its drilling rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 inside Viet Nam’s waters, according the Viet Nam News Agency.
VGP – State President Truong Tan Sang declared that NO ONE, NO COUNTRY can force Viet Nam to make concessions on territorial sovereignty.
VGP – Viet Nam always attaches importance to nurturing and enhancing the friendship and comprehensive cooperation with China but China’s illegally placement of the oil rig in Viet Nam’s waters negatively affects the bilateral ties.
VGP - Viet Nam and the Netherlands on Monday issued a joint statement underlining the importance of maintaining peace and stability, maritime security and safety, freedom of navigation and over-flight in the East Sea.