Republic Of Vietnam Issues “Rebuttal” To China’s Position Paper On Current South China Sea Standoff

SOURCE Republic of Vietnam Pro-temp Leadership Committee

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As of today, June 19, 2014, the Republic of Vietnam Pro-temp Leadership Committee made public a document analyzing the claims made by the People’s Republic of China and distributed at the UN on June 9, 2014, regarding “The Operation of the HYSY 981 Drilling Rig: Vietnam’s Provocation and China’s position.”

This is a rebuttal, point by point, of the Chinese paper showing to which extent its contentions are ill-conceived and contrary to historical facts. Self-contradictions are also clearly evident in some of the Chinese major claims. Besides mentioning the substantial record of Vietnamese sovereignty over the Paracel and Spratly Islands (including maps made by Europeans from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries), the rebuttal also cites five international treaties binding on China which, because of its signature, has obligations to respect regarding, among other things, the territorial integrity of the Republic of Vietnam.

The Republic of Vietnam is an interested party in view of its indisputable rights over the Paracel and Spratly Islands, as recognized in at least five international treaties, from the Tientsin Treaty of 1885 to the Paris International Act of 1973.

Those interested in receiving a full copy of the rebuttal paper and/or seeing documents referred to in the rebuttal are welcome to contact us at the address and telephone numbers below or e-mail address

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