Earlier this week, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced a bill in the Senate Foreign Relations committee that proposes punitive sanctions against China over its activities in maritime disputes in the East Sea (South China Sea) and the East China Sea.
PSNews - The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting on Nov. 24 said a tropical depression has formed in the waters off the Philippines and is forecast to enter the the East Sea.
Two or three storms and tropical depressions may appear in the East Sea this November with one or two likely to hit the central and southern regions of Vietnam.
Hanoi - All countries in and outside the East Sea share benefits as well as responsibility for maintaining peace and stability in the area, Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Le Hai Binh said on September 22.
France-Vietnam friendship association with the other friendship organizations in this country called for the fully respect PCA’s ruling and the settlement the sovereignty and territorial disputes by peaceful means.
The year 2020 has seen many countries become more outspoken about the East Sea (known internationally as the South China Sea) through diplomatic notes exchanged at the UN.
Many countries expressed their concern over the situation in the East Sea and affirmed a need to maintain sustainable peace and long-term stability in the important waters, during the 37th ASEAN Summit and the 15th East Asia Summit (EAS), Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang has said.
Speaking at the 11th ASEAN-United Nations Summit held on November 15 via videoconference, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appreciate ASEAN’s commitment and efforts to peaceful dispute resolution in conformity with international law, including the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.
The Ministry of Public Security (MPS) Office on October 5 issued a dispatch requiring all public security forces to proactively respond to the tropical depression on the East Sea.
Vietnam welcomes the stance held by other countries on the East Sea issue that conforms with international law, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said in response to a question from a reporter about Vietnam’s view of a joint note sent by the UK, France, and Germany to the UN on September 16.
France, Germany, and the United Kingdom have come together to issue a joint note verbale to the United Nations in order to challenge China’s claims in the South China Sea, known locally as the East Sea.
Speaking at an international press conference held in Hanoi on September 12 following the conclusion of the 53rd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM-53) and Related Meetings, Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh affirmed that, the event has been a success.
Vietnam welcomes other countries’ stance on the East Sea issue in line with international law, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said on July 15.
US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo affirmed on July 13 that the People’s Republic of China (PRC)’s claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea (called the East Sea in Vietnam) are completely unlawful, as is its campaign of bullying to control them.
The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on April 8 issued a statement expressing its deep concern over a China coast guard ship’s hitting and sinking of a Vietnamese fishing vessel in the East Sea.
Leading foreign experts have voiced their concerns over China’s recent actions in the South China Sea, which is called the East Sea in Vietnam, while speaking at the ongoing 11th South China Sea International Conference in Hanoi.
Beijing intends to bully and threaten countries in the Indo-Pacific region by illegally building and militarising artificial features on the East Sea, Admiral John C. Aquilino, Commander of the US Pacific Fleet, told the press in New Delhi on October 29.
PSNews - The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Online Newspaper on October 14th held a seminar themed “Vietnam’s legal rights and interests in the East Sea in accordance with international law.”
China's sovereignty claims over most of the areas in the East Sea are invalid in legality and its unilateral actions in the sea are illegitimate, a Belgian expert of international maritime law has said.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam on October 3 held a regular press conference in Hanoi. At the meeting, Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said that, Vietnam is resolved to protect its sovereignty and legal interests in the East Sea through measures in accordance with international law.