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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.

Tasting water morning glory with dracontomelon soup in Truong Sa, connecting with compatriots

Floating on the sea, with no wifi and no telecommunication waves, people on journeys to Truong Sa (Spratly Islands) and DK1 Rigs can find common ground with Vietnamese citizens.

Overseas Vietnamese journalists visit Truong Sa to ‘see’ and ‘hear’

Overseas Vietnamese have overcome hesitation and doubts after visiting Truong Sa. After the trips, they act as ‘ambassadors’ in affirming Vietnam’s sovereignty over sea and islands.

Chinese book recognises Vietnam’s sovereignty over archipelagos

Many ancient writings, recorded by foreigners themselves, directly or indirectly recognise Vietnam’s sovereignty over the two archipelagos of Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly). 

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).

Lighthouses affirm Vietnam's sovereignty over seas and islands

There are currently nine lighthouses on Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago's islands, namely Son Ca, Nam Yet, Sinh Ton, Da Lat, Da Tay, An Bang, Song Tu Tay, Tien Nu and Truong Sa Lon.

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.

Daily life of naval soldiers in Truong Sa island district

For naval soldiers in Truong Sa (Spratly) island district, Khanh Hoa Province, 'island is home and sea is homeland'. 

Election held in East Sea

The island communes of the Truong Sa island district in the central province of Khanh Hoa conducted early voting on May 16 while the election constituency in Truong Sa town will hold its election on May 23, the same date as scheduled.

Truong Sa - Vietnam’s sacred archipelago

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

Young soldiers on islands excited with first-time voting

For Vietnamese citizens, casting votes for National Assembly deputies and members of all-level People’s Councils is a special event, especially for those who exercise their civil rights and obligations for the first time. 

Voters on Truong Sa ready for National Assembly elections

Like voters on the mainland, citizens and soldiers on the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago are eagerly awaiting the day when they can select their representatives in legislatures at all levels. 

Japan, France concerned about China’s actions in East Sea

Japan’s Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi on May 5 voiced grave concerns over China’s unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the East China Sea and the East Sea, during a meeting of the G7 foreign ministers in London, the UK.

International community criticise China's new moves in East Sea

The international community has voiced protest against China's new moves in the East Sea, including its enforcement of a fishing ban that took effect on May 1 on the sea area covering part of the Gulf of Tonkin 

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

Ly Son island district’s boat racing festival becomes national heritage

The Tu Linh boat racing festival in the island district of Ly Son, the central province of Quang Ngai, has been recognised as part of the national intangible cultural heritage.