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Friday, 28/04/2017 | 16:56:20 GMT+7
Vietnam rejects China’s new fishing regulation in the sea

Vietnam has enough legal grounds and historical evidences to affirm its sovereignty over the Paracel Islands and legitimate rights to its waters.

29/03/2017 15:30:00

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 Le Hai Binh, Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson. Photo: Quy Đoan


On February 28th, in response to the press regarding the official announcement released by China’s Ministry of Agriculture on the revision and application of new regulation on a fishing moratorium in the sea, including some areas of Vietnam's waters, Le Hai Binh, the spokesperson of Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry, stressed:

“Vietnam resolutely protests and rejects China’s regulation on a fishing moratorium. Vietnam has all the legal grounds and historical evidences to affirm to its sovereignty over the Paracel Islands and legitimate rights to its waters in line with the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.
China’s unilateral decision has seriously violated Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Paracel Islands, infringed Vietnam’s legitimate rights and interests in its waters; flouted international laws, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and relevant international legal documents, running counter to the spirit and wording of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC), and making and the situation in the East Sea continue to be more complicated and tense.”