December 25, 2016 | 00:02 (GMT+7)
China’s air route to Hoang Sa violates Vietnam’s sovereignty
China’s launch of a regular air route to the airport on Phu Lam in Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago seriously violates Vietnam’s sovereignty over the archipelago, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Hai Binh said on December 23.
The spokesperson made the statement in response to China’s inauguration of a civilian air route to the airport in Phu Lam on Hoang Sa archipelago on December 22.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Hai Binh
Binh stressed that Vietnam has full legal foundations and historical evidence to assert its sovereignty of Hoang Sa and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes.
“Vietnam resolutely protests China’s above-mentioned actions, and demands that China immediately end actions violating Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa archipelago”, Binh stated.