China’s fishing ban on waters within Vietnam’s sovereignty, sovereign right, and jurisdiction in the East Sea is valueless, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in a recent document sent to coastal localities.
The set of postage stamps shows images of a lighthouse illegally built by Taiwan on Ba Binh (Itu Aba) Island belonging to Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang on October 25 once again stressed Vietnam’s request for relevant parties not to repeat violations of the country’s waters.
Maintaining peace and security in the East Sea and strictly implementing the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) is completely in line with China's interests, and with its important role in the international arena.
Behind China's violations is the intention to control the East Sea through promoting maritime claims that are completely contrary to the provisions of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
There has been widespread international condemnation of China’s illegal activities in the Tu Chinh reef, international known as Vanguard Bank, in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the East Sea.
It isn`t the first time China ignored protests and warnings from Vietnam and the outside world.