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Vietnam demands Taiwan cancel live-fire exercises on Ba Binh Island

Vietnam resolutely opposes and demands Taiwan (China) to cancel its live-fire exercises in the waters around Ba Binh island that belongs to Vietnam's Truong Sa (Spratly), Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang stated on December 2.
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Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang (Photo: VNA). 

On December 2, Vietnamese Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang answered questions from reporters about Vietnam's reaction to Taiwan's announcement that it would conduct live-fire drills on November 29 in the waters around Ba Binh Island that belongs to Vietnam's Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago.

The spokesperson stated that Taiwan's holding of a live-fire drill in the waters around Ba Binh is a serious violation of Vietnam's territorial sovereignty over Truong Sa; threatens peace, stability, safety and security of navigation; causes tensions and complicates the situation in the East Sea.

She said: "Vietnam resolutely opposes this and demands that Taiwan cancel the illegal activity and not repeat similar violations."

Tran Thuong

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