Foreign ministry comments on China’s invasion of Vietnam’s Hoang Sa archipelago in 1974

January 21, 2024

Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam Pham Thu Hang on Saturday commented on China’s illegal intrusion and seizure of Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago in Vietnam in 1974. In response to reporters’ query on Vietnam's position concerning China's invasion of Hoang Sa in 1974, Hang reaffirmed that Vietnam has full legal basis and ample historical evidence to assert its sovereignty over the Hoang Sa and the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In the 17th century, several fisher teams were established on the Hoang Sa Islands by the Nguyen Lords to exploit aquatic resources and proclaim sovereignty over the archipelago. The Chinese side illicitly built bases and renovated some structures in Hoang Sa, regardless of the opposition from the world and Vietnam. Vietnam has repeatedly protested China’s illegal acts, asserting Hanoi's sovereignty over the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos in line with international law.

The source of this news is from Tuoi Tre News

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