Vietnam protests establishment of so-called Sansha cityicon

Vietnam protests establishment of so-called Sansha city

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Vietnam strongly protests the establishment of the so-called Sansha city in Phu Lam Island in Vietnam’s Hoang Sa archipelago and related activities as they seriously violate Vietnam’s sovereignty, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said.
China reacts to France, UK and Germany’s note verbales on East Sea

China reacts to France, UK and Germany’s note verbales on East Sea

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China is still looking for new arguments to refute the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)’s ruling in 2016. The legal battle in the East Sea is not over yet.
Note Verbales of France, UK, Germany and the legal war in the East Sea

Note Verbales of France, UK, Germany and the legal war in the East Sea

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France, the United Kingdom and Germany have submitted note verbales expressing their views against the seven notes the Chinese mission had proposed for circulation at the United Nations. 
Four years since the East Sea ruling

Four years since the East Sea ruling

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On 12 July 2016, the tribunal ruled in favor of the Philippines, declaring China’s “claims to historic rights, or other sovereign rights or jurisdiction” related to the “nine-dash line” as unlawful. 
Three European powers reject China’s East Sea claims

Three European powers reject China’s East Sea claims

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France, Germany, and the United Kingdom have come together to issue a joint note verbale to the United Nations in order to challenge China’s claims in the East Sea.
AMM 53: US stresses law-based international order in East Sea

AMM 53: US stresses law-based international order in East Sea

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US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun and foreign ministers stressed the importance of law-based international order in the settlement of disputes and rising militarisation in the East Sea at the virtual 27th ASEAN Regional Forum.
All activities in Hoang Sa, Truong Sa without permission violate Vietnam’s sovereignty: Spokeswoman

All activities in Hoang Sa, Truong Sa without permission violate Vietnam’s sovereignty: Spokeswoman

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Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang reiterated Vietnam’s consistent view that all activities in Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) without its permission violate the country’s sovereignty over the two archipelagos.
AMM 53: Cambodia reiterates stance on East Sea issue

AMM 53: Cambodia reiterates stance on East Sea issue

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As a non-claimant state, Cambodia aligns itself with the common aspiration that the East Sea remains a sea of peace, stability and prosperity, stated Cambodian Deputy PM and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn.
Japan calls for peaceful settlement of East Sea issue

Japan calls for peaceful settlement of East Sea issue

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Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi on August 28 called on parties involved in the East Sea issue to pursue the peaceful settlement of conflicts based on international law.
US condemns China’s firing of missiles in East Sea

US condemns China’s firing of missiles in East Sea

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The US Department of Defence has voiced concern about China’s recent decision to conduct military exercises, including the firing of ballistic missiles around Vietnam’s Hoang Sa Archipelago in the East Sea.
Activities in Truong Sa without Vietnam’s permission have no merit

Activities in Truong Sa without Vietnam’s permission have no merit

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Any activities in Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago without the country’s permission are meaningless, spokeswoman of the Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang said on August 27.
Japan condemns actions that increase tensions in East Sea

Japan condemns actions that increase tensions in East Sea

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Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on August 27 the country strongly opposed any behaviour that would increase tensions in the East Sea.
US Defence Secretary protests provocative acts in East Sea

US Defence Secretary protests provocative acts in East Sea

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US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper on August 26 warned that China’s plan to modernise military forces will embolden its provocative behaviours in the East Sea.
US sanctions Chinese firms, individuals for illegal construction of artificial islands in East Sea

US sanctions Chinese firms, individuals for illegal construction of artificial islands in East Sea

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The Bureau of Industry and Security in the US Department of Commerce announced yesterday that it added 24 Chinese companies to the Entity List for their involvement in the illegal construction of artificial islands in the East Sea.
China’s military exercises in Hoang Sa Archipelago violate Vietnam’s sovereignty

China’s military exercises in Hoang Sa Archipelago violate Vietnam’s sovereignty

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China’s organisation of consecutive military exercises in the waters to the north-northeast of Vietnam’s Hoang Sa archipelago has violated Vietnam’s sovereignty over the archipelago, said Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang.  
Hoang Sa, Truong Sa - inseparable parts of Vietnam: Foreign Ministry spokesperson

Hoang Sa, Truong Sa - inseparable parts of Vietnam: Foreign Ministry spokesperson

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Vietnam has affirmed many times and reiterated that the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos are inseparable parts of its territory, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang has said.