Việt Nam called out China on a range of reports alleging China's illegal moves in the South China Sea and the two archipelagos that Việt Nam sees as its own.
Việt Nam has a full legal foundation and historical evidence to back up its sovereignty claims over the Trường Sa (Spratly) and Hoàng Sa (Paracel) islands and calls for all countries to respect international law.
A special circus show will be dedicated to navy soldiers at Hà Nội’s Central Circus Theatre on July 25 and 26.
There are 41 ethnic minority soldiers working on Trường Sa Archipelago, including people of Chăm, Mường, Dao, Mông, Khmer, S’tiêng, Tày and Raglai ethnicities.
Việt Nam has repeatedly affirmed its indisputable sovereignty over the Hoàng Sa (Paracel) and Trường Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes as well as the exclusive economic zone and continental shelf in the East Sea.
In late 2019 and early 2020, China announced its 'Four-Sha' sovereignty claims over the East Sea in two diplomatic notes sent to the UN Secretary-General, aiming to replace the so-called 'nine-dash line' that had been previously rejected by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA).