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VN opposes China’s violations of sovereignty

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam has protested over China’s acts of violating the sovereignty and jurisdictional rights of Vietnam and asked that it immediately cease and refrain from recurrence of similar acts.

Spokesperson of the Vietnam Foreign Ministry Nguyen Phuong Nga. (Source:VNA)

Spokesperson of the Vietnam Foreign Ministry Nguyen Phuong Nga made the statement on August 8 in reply to reporters’ questions about Vietnam ’s reaction to a report by China ’s Xinhua news agency on August 2, that China had conducted a scientific survey in the East Sea .

According to Xinhua, from June 13-July 30, the China Geological Survey cooperated with a French unit to use the Chinese research vessel Tan Bao Hao to conduct a scientific survey in sea areas stretching from the western part of the Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago (called “Xisha” in Xinhua’s report) to the northern part of the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago (called “Nansha” in Xinhua’s report).

“Regarding operations of the vessel Tan Bao Hao, the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s representatives met the Chinese side and stated Vietnam’s points of view, lodging Vietnam’s protest against China’s acts, which violate the sovereignty and jurisdictional rights of Vietnam, asking China to immediate cease and refrain from recurrence of similar acts,” Nga said.


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