China ruins the atmosphere in the region

07/07/2014
Public opinion as well as international friends and Vietnamese community continue to speak out against the illegal actions of China in the South China Sea and appreciate the stance and determination of Vietnam in resolving the South China Sea issue by peaceful means, in accordance with international law.
 From 3 to 5 of July, Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan - Politburo Member, Vice Chairwoman of national Assembly  visited the Republic of Chile in the framework of the project “Leadership capacity of female officers to serve development implementation of international integration” hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UN Development Programme (UNDP). National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan had discussions with government leaders, Congress and the Chilean friends on the issues between the two countries, and international issues of mutual interest areas.
 In particular, the leaders of Chile expressed concerns about recent developments in the South China Sea, in favor of resolving disputes by peaceful means, respecting for international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and the agreement signed between the concerned parties.
 During the visit to Japan from June 29 to July 4, a delegation of the Committee of Defence and Security of the National Assembly led by Mr. Nguyen Kim Khoa, member of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly worked with Friendship MPs Japan-Vietnam Coalition, Defense and Security Committee of the House of Representatives of Japan, the Japanese Police Commander, leaders of Japanese Defense Ministry and several agencies of the Defence Ministry of Japan... At the meeting, representatives of the Japanese authorities expressed interest in taking over complicated developments in the South China Sea because these problems not only affect national security and order on the sea of Vietnam, but also affect the countries in the region and in the international arena. They also appreciated the stance and determination of the Vietnam to resolve by peaceful means, in accordance with international law.
 Meanwhile, on July 5, Vietnam Embassy in Canada and Vietnam Consulate General in Vancouver organized two meeting to update tensions over the South China Sea and measures to fight by Vietnam and launch the campaign in favor of the Coast Guard forces, fishery vessels and Vietnamese fishermen.
At an update meeting in Canada with the participation of representatives of Vietnam community, Vietnamese students, staff, employees who are living, studying and working in Canada, the Ambassador To Anh Dung gave the latest situation on the sea, islands, especially the China’s illegal deployment of oil rig HD 981 in the exclusive economic zone and continental shelf of Vietnam seriously violating of territorial sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction of Vietnam.
Ambassador To Anh Dung explained the activities of Vietnam in response to the aggressive actions of China, as well as the specific activities of the Embassy of Vietnam in Canada to campaign international friends to support Vietnam’s stance in the South China Sea, and called Vietnam community in Canada to uphold the spirit of unity, celebration and that specific actions towards the sea, the island homeland. At first, response to the campaign in favor of the Coast Guard forces, fishery vessels and fishermen.
Expatriates and Vietnamese students in Canada were delighted to be provided the latest information on the South China Sea and expressed the enthusiastic feelings and aspirations. Some delegates supported the uncompromising attitude of the State and Government of Vietnam in dealing with China’s conspiracies in the South China Sea.
 Answering the questions about the policy and measures of Vietnam in case when China does not reciprocate our goodwill, Consul General Tran Quang Dung stated, Vietnam advocates to resolve by peaceful and legal means.
Talking about the matter that China has just arrested fishing vessels and Vietnamese fishermen, many analysts said that China's actions will add fuel to the fire of tensions in the South China Sea. Professor Carlyle Thayer from the Australia Institute for Defense said: This is a unilateral action by China in the region where Vietnam has clear sovereignty and that action will ruin the atmosphere in the region.


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Phạm Hiếu 7/7/14 21:49

China’s deployment of oil rig HD - 981 and dozens of vessels of various types, including frigates and fast - attack missile crafts, into the continental shelf of Viet Nam can be regarded as an act of “neo - colonialism” invasion.

Quốc Kiên 7/7/14 21:50

China’s decision to introduce an oil rig accompanied by numerous government vessels for the first time in waters disputed with Vietnam is provocative and raises tensions.

Lê Tín 7/7/14 21:52

This unilateral action appears to be part of a broader pattern of Chinese behaviour to advance its claims over disputed territory in a manner that undermines peace and stability in the region.

Vân Nhàn 7/7/14 21:53

We are also very concerned about dangerous conduct and intimidation by vessels operating in this area.

Huy Quốc 7/7/14 21:54

We call on all parties to conduct themselves in a safe and professional manner, preserve freedom of navigation, exercise restraint, and address competing sovereignty claims peacefully and in accordance with international law.

Huy Lâm 7/7/14 21:55

The global economy and the regional economy is too important and too fragile to book the possibility of a crisis that could escalate into conflict.

Quốc Cường 7/7/14 21:57

There should be no doubt that China bears full responsibility for this unilateral attempt to change the status quo.

Hùng Quân 7/7/14 21:58

These Chinese actions rest on territorial claims that have no basis in international law. In fact, China’s drilling is occurring squarely within Vietnam’s Exclusive Economic Zone, as defined clearly under international law.

Hoàng Lân 7/7/14 21:59

China’s recent movement of an oil drilling rig escorted by military and other ships into disputed waters in the South China Sea off the coast of Vietnam - and the subsequent aggressive tactics used by Chinese ships, including the ramming of Vietnamese ships - is deeply troubling. These actions threaten the free flow of global commerce in a vital region.

Quân Hoàng 7/7/14 22:01

Such actions have showed that China is “determined” to change the status quo in the South China Sea, irrespective of criticisms in words and by actions from its neighboring countries as well as the international community.

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