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Vietnam protests China’s West Philippine Sea fishing ban

HANOI, Vietnam—Vietnam is protesting China’s fishing ban in parts of the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) that Hanoi claims as its own.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Luong Thanh Nghi says in a statement posted on the ministry’s website late Tuesday that Vietnam considers China’s decision “invalid.”

China’s seasonal ban begins Wednesday and is meant to curb overfishing in the West Philippine Sea. But parts of the sea also are claimed by Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan. The sea has valuable fishing grounds and shipping lanes, and is believed to be rich in oil and gas.

Vietnam and China have recently engaged in spats in disputed waters, and a marine standoff between the Philippines and China over an uninhabited shoal has gone on for more than a month.


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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W6BSQWWPOC6TYK4QLMVYJHPFMA sov

    Bravo for Vietnam!  Now, let’s hear from our  ASEAN neighbors! 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/W76YPENWLH6HJ65K2BFB75T3PI Andrew Pc

      China practises different diplomatic apporoach towards different Asean Country. Comparing to Philippine, China won’t be that patient & accommodating towards Vietnam, China may just fire and talk later…Vietnam know that and the States know that as well….Philippine ? i don’t know.

  • rodulio

    UNCLOS III 
    With more than 160 nations participating, the conference lasted until 1982. The resulting convention came into force on November 16, 1994, one year after the sixtieth state, Guyana, ratified the treaty. Exclusive economic zones (EEZs)These extend from the edge of the territorial sea out to 200 nautical miles (370 kilometres; 230 miles) from the baseline. Within this area, the coastal nation has sole exploitation rights over all natural resources. In casual use, the term may include the territorial sea and even the continental shelf. The EEZs were introduced to halt the increasingly heated clashes over fishing rights, although oil was also becoming important. The success of an offshore oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico in 1947 was soon repeated elsewhere in the world, and by 1970 it was technically feasible to operate in waters 4000 metres deep. Foreign nations have the freedom of navigation and overflight, subject to the regulation of the coastal states. Foreign states may also lay submarine pipes and cables.This is the latest treaty signed by all 160 countries including China….Historical claims becomes an artifact…Sorry China…You have also signed previous treaty that contains the above claims…Philippines have a good case…Please check Wikipedia yourselves and the site has a valid strong authoritative source…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001252607095 Yulin Sun

      “Within this area, the coastal nation has sole exploitation rights over all natural resources. In casual use, the term may include the territorial sea and even the continental shelf.”

      Good. So can EEZ claim any island belong to other country?

      • rodulio

        But China can’t claim territorial area that belongs to the Philippines. China is even more than 500 miles…way from the mainland…

  • AFPako

    Fhuck, sorry to say but your fellow VC brodas wreck havoc on marine life sanctuaries in our Phil Area of Responsibility.  We had apprehended many times
    VC fishing boats with dynamites and cyanide in huge gallons . They dont speak english and remain silent . Also many smuggle in tons of rice in our southern borders and also in Palawan.  We deal with them almost every month sometimes weeks on end.  And they dump  some foul smelling sewer waste together with plastics and nonbiogradable  into the water near coral reefs .The smell is like shzt nuoc nam or what not . Anyhow some are bellgerent and some continue cussing when we catch it on the act. 

  • dadinz

    Mabuti pa ang Vietnam,umalma sa fishing ban ng china..Pero si p’ngoy tanggap niya…mistel plesidente…intsik ka ba..??? Wakanga…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/RMH5WPKOZP5BXV5LIXJQIGRR2I RantaRo

      ibig sabihin lang nyan kinikilala ng Vietnam ang pagBan ng China.. haha! Atleast philippines hindi..mula umpisa sa opinyon ko tama na ang mga hakbang na ginagawa ng ating Gobyerno.. hindi nagpapadala sa emosyonsa halip utak ang ginagamit. Strategy.

  • to0

    Ang Presidente natin, Chinese, kaya very cooperative siya. Ang Vietnamist, matapang, They are nationalist. Their President is a pure blooded Vietnamist unlike our government which are ruled by pure blooded Chinese. Mantakin mo, the Chinese just fake our President, and he bite the trap hook line and sinker.. Siya rin, just to show his cooperation impose his own fishing ban. Ang tutuo, what the Chinese means is all Filipino Fishermen are banned but not the Chinese Fishermen. Duwag talaga itong Chinese President natin. Walang ibang alam kundi ibenta ang government assets natin like PAGCOR and Poro Point which are government owned and sell it to  his comrade Chinese. If this is not an act of TREASON, I do not know what else. Pinagtatawanan lang tayo ng Vietnamist. They were facinated how extra ordinarily cooperative our Chinese President is.

    • AFPako

      Sir, ang presidente Noy ay half half lang. Nerdy bloodline of late Sen Benigno and rich Chinese landowner Cory. Sen BEnigno knew how to get rich which was to be married to the Cojuangcos.  Cory family’s also see him as a potential asset to protec their vast riches in Tarlac region.
      Noy was raised in both cultures and his postion is to be more Pino than Chinese.  HE needs to to protect his presidency and future business ventures. But for most Chinese businessmen he is going the ways of the white man’s leading. They want a part of the South China Sea oil and gas drilings, only way they want is a man like Pnoy who knows both culture. Noy knows that and he wants the income from these .

      • to0

        It’s not half half. Chinese maries a Filipino out of necessity more than anythng else like what the illegal Chinese did right after WW II. There was trouble in mainland China between Mao and the Nationalist who later on went to Formosa. Hundreds of thousands illegally went to the Philippines, INdonesia, and Malaysia. Both parents are Chinese..

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        AFPako wrote, in response to to0:
        Sir, ang presidente Noy ay half half lang. Nerdy bloodline of late Sen Benigno and rich Chinese landowner Cory. Sen BEnigno knew how to get rich which was to be married to the Cojuangcos.  Cory family’s also see him as a potential asset to protec their vast riches in Tarlac region. Noy was raised in both cultures and his postion is to be more Pino than Chinese.  HE needs to to protect his presidency and future business ventures. But for most Chinese businessmen he is going the ways of the white man’s leading. They want a part of the South China Sea oil and gas drilings, only way they want is a man like Pnoy who knows both culture. Noy knows that and he wants the income from these . Link to comment

      • AFPako

        Cojuangcos were already rich merchants during the Spanish colonial times. They embraced catholicism and bowed to the Kind of Spain and Santo Papa, and paid their levies . Why would they be illegals.? Of course many illegal Chinos were flocking to the Pinas bec Ching Dyansty in China was corrupt .

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CEEAQIBFRYNU76LRWBJ6XDYQ64 josh rino

    BOYCOTT ALL CHINESE MADE PRODUCTS IN THE PHILIPPINES LIKE WHAT THE GOVERNOR OF ALBAY DID! ITS OUR RIGHT AND DUTY TO BANNED ALL CHINESE GOODS AND PRODUCT IN OUR COUNTRY!

  • AFPako

    I can only see the UN approving of the Benham Rise which  has more gas reserves than we can ever imagine. Also in the end UN will not even touch this subject  on the Panatag Shoal , they see trouble with China . Not worth their time . 



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