Update news Vietnam's maritime sovereignty
Vietnam has full legal basis and ample historical evidence to affirm its sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands.
Vietnam strongly reiterates its consistent stance on the sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spartly), and resolutely rejects any maritime claims of China that are based on the “nine-dash line” in the East Sea.
The image of the Vietnamese national flag on the roof of a hall on Truong Sa Lon Island was shown in the Google Maps app on July 18 morning.
The Authority of Broadcasting and Electronic Information has worked with Google to clarify whether it deleted or blurred the national flag of Vietnam in Truong Sa (Spratly) on its Google Maps and Google Earth apps.
Sovereignty, sovereign right and jurisdiction over the seas of a state established in line with 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea as well as the legitimate rights and interests of the littoral countries, including Vietnam, must be respected.
Vietnam resolutely opposes to and demands that Taiwan (China) cancel live-fire drills in the waters around Ba Binh island belonging to Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly), Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pham Thu Hang said on July 8.
Former Deputy Foreign Minister, Ambassador Nguyen Thanh Son has highlighted the significance of visits by overseas Vietnamese (OVs) to people and soldiers in Truong Sa island district and DK1 platform across the past 11 years.
Vietnam’s law enforcement forces at sea are keeping a close eye on developments related to the illegal operations of the Chinese vessel Xiang Yang Hong 10 in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone, an official has said.
In the Truong Sa islands, where there is a turbulent sea, the medical team has been a reliable support for the local fishermen, officials, and soldiers on the islands for many years.
Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang has approved a project to improve the capacity of incident and natural disaster response and search and rescue to 2030, with a vision to 2045.
Vietnam demands that China withdraw its research vessel Xiang Yang Hong 10, Coast Guard vessels, and fishing vessels from Vietnam's waters, Deputy Spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pham Thu Hang said on May 25.
Deputy Spokeswoman of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pham Thu Hang has voiced the country’s objection to the China Maritime Safety Administration's placement of three light buoys on some entities in Truong Sa (Spratly) of Vietnam.
Vietnam resolutely opposes actions that infringe on the country’s sovereignty and related rights over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly), stated Foreign Ministry’s Deputy Spokesperson Pham Thu Hang on May 18.
China's unilateral suspension of fishing activities in the waters under Vietnam's sovereignty in the East Sea is void, said the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
The “Le khao le the linh Hoang Sa” (Feast and Commemoration Festival for Hoang Sa Soldiers) took place at An Vinh communal house in Ly Son district, the central province of Quang Ngai, on May 5 or 16th days of the third lunar month.
A national flag salute ceremony was recently held on the Truong Sa (Spratly) island district in the presence of 44 Vietnamese expatriates from 22 countries and territories, during their trip to the fatherland from April 18 to 23.
The Vietnam Fisheries Society (VINAFIS) has voiced its objection to China’s unilateral fishing ban in the East Sea for 2023.
The "fishing ban" imposed by China in the East Sea violates Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) as well as its sovereignty rights and jurisdiction over the waters and exclusive economic zone defined in accordance with the UNCLOS.