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Vietnam resolutely opposes and demands Taiwan to cancel its live-fire exercises in the waters around Ba Binh island belonging to Vietnam's Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago and not to repeat similar actions in the future.

Vietnam demands Taiwan to end illegal actions in East Sea

Vietnam has shown its resolute objection to Taiwan’s military exercises in the territorial waters around Ba Binh island belonging to Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago.

Vietnam demands China withdraw ships out of Vietnam’s Whitsun Reef

Vietnam demands that China withdraw its ships out of the Bai Ba Dau (Whitsun Reef) in Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, and respect Vietnam’s sovereignty.

Illegal exploration, survey activities in Hoang Sa violate Vietnam’s sovereignty: Spokeswoman

Spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang has reaffirmed Vietnam’s sovereignty and legitimate rights over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes.

Ship locks - Shelter for fishermen out at sea

Some of the islands on the Truong Sa archipelago now have ship locks, which are thought of as “common houses” in the middle of the sea that help fishermen avoid storms and also provide fisheries logistics services. 

Vietnam demands relevant parties not complicate East Sea situation

Spokeswoman of the Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang on June 24 emphasised Vietnam’s demand for the relevant parties to not take any action that further complicates the situation in the East Sea, 

Memorial service held for fallen Truong Sa soldiers

A ceremony to commemorate fallen Truong Sa soldiers was held on the deck of the Truong Sa 571 ship which anchored in the East Sea near Co Lin Island (Truong Sa archipelago).

Shelter areas in Truong Sa archipelago - Common homes for Vietnamese fishermen

Some of the islands in the Truong Sa archipelago have been equipped with special shelter areas considered “common homes” at sea for fishermen to stay safe amid storms and access fishery logistics services, 

Vietnam requests concerned parties to respect Vietnam’s sovereignty

Vietnam requests parties concerned to respect its sovereignty and international law and abide by the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea and the UNCLOS, Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said.

Truong Sa - Vietnam’s sacred archipelago

More than four decades after national reunification, the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago has been changing day-by-day. 

Vietnam resolutely rejects China’s unilateral fishing ban: Deputy Spokesman

Deputy Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Doan Khac Viet underlined Vietnam’s objection to China’s recent fishing ban

World opinion condemns China’s violations of int’l law in East Sea

Many countries in the world have showed serious concerns over China’s recent deployment of over 200 ships around Sinh Ton island cluster in Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago

Vietnam demands China end violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty in East Sea

China must end its violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty in the East Sea, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said 

History proves Hoang Sa, Truong Sa belong to Vietnam

“The State of Vietnam was the first state in history to exercise its sovereignty over the two archipelagos of Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) since they were ownerless pieces of land, at least since the 17th century.

Soldiers in white blouse dedicated to Truong Sa Islands

Over the last 40 years, the Military Hospital 175 has been delivering trusted healthcare services for not only soldiers on Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago 

China's turning points to “mastering” operations in the East Sea

Experts believe that China already has a significant presence in the East Sea, going ahead of the US, and will use this advantage to force small countries to follow them.

Defence foreign policy crucial for safeguarding sovereignty

Defence foreign policy has now become more critical than ever, as it plays an important role in creating a strategic enabling environment for both national defence and construction, especially in the maritime space.

Truong Sa, Hoang Sa archipelagos through ancient bibliographies

The Vietnamese people have left their footprints on the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) islands since ancient times. 

Joint patrols help maintain security in East Sea

Many international maritime routes pass through the East Sea, making it the world’s second-busiest shipping lane in terms of commercial activities, after the Mediterranean. 

Int’l cooperation put forth for marine economic development

A party resolution on the “Strategy for the sustainable development of Vietnam’s marine economy clearly states that Vietnam is expected to become a strong nation in marine development.