China asked to withdraw ships from Việt Nam’s territorial waters

August 16, 2019 – Việt Nam has made contact with China to oppose its repeated serious violations and demand the country withdraw its survey vessel group Haiyang Dizhi 8 and escort ships out of Việt Nam’s territorial waters, the Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Lê Thị Thu Hằng said yesterday. Hang made the statement while answering reporters’ queries regarding the return of survey vessel group Haiyang Dizhi 8 to Việt Nam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf. The spokeswoman cited information from competent agencies as saying that the Chinese vessel group and…

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Việt Nam resolved to fight violations of its sea areas

July 16, 2019 – On Tuesday, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Lê Thị Thu Hằng reiterated Việt Nam’s determination to peacefully struggle against violations of its sovereignty, rights and jurisdiction over its sea areas. She made the remark in response to several Vietnamese and foreign reporters’ questions about recent developments in the East Sea. Hằng said: “Việt Nam has sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction over the sea areas in the East Sea that were specified in line with the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), to which…

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