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Vietnam warns China after survey ship sabotaged

HANOI, Vietnam—Vietnam has warned China to respect its sovereignty after accusing Chinese ships of sabotaging a Vietnamese survey vessel in the disputed West Philippine Sea.

A Foreign Ministry statement late Tuesday said the incident last week and two other administrative measures by China recently related to its claims in the sea, also known as South China Sea, had “complicated” the dispute.

China believes most of the West Philippine Sea is its own, overlapping with claims of Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Taiwan in parts of the gas- and oil-rich region.

Vietnam said Friday that two Chinese ships intentionally cut the cables of a seismic ship off the central coast.

The foreign ministry said China must respect Vietnam’s sovereignty and “immediately stop all this wrong actions and make sure they are not repeated.”

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Tags: China , Foreign affairs , South China Sea , territorial dispute , Vietnam , West Philippine Sea

  • opinyonlangpo

    China is indeed very aggressive in its claim because its neighbours are weak and disunited. Thats the result of the big difference in economic and military power. Lets see if Vietnam is all bark like the Philippines. 

  • truth_will_set_us_free


    • dragonian

      let me give you a picture of that incident in case you are not born yet. it’s all over in just a month or so. we listen to the radio everyday. vietnam was beaten black and blue that they still trembled for the next 30 days. China is too lenient, too forgiving to them….

      this time around….try provoke China again and vietnam will become another province of China.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

        tsekwa ka ano ?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/G3MTHPSICGGJGXSU3HPTW6N44U Miguel

        Oh yeah try it and see what will happen. China has a lot of enemies all around her She will be likened to Nazi Germany if she insists on her foolishness.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Psiitoon-Charoenkrung/100001362990665 Psiitoon Charoenkrung

        u are dreaming;  do u think the world especially the US will let it happen?  u are dreaming my friend

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/MT5UZB3EIL5NW6KGEXHVHMEDAE WUG

         China is doomed to fail. She will spark for a short while but eventually, she will learn her lesson the same way Japan, Germany, Saddam Hussein,etc learned theirs. It will again be the triumph of good versus evil. DIE CHINA DIE!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza


  • ofwme2807

    China is evil evil evil and liar liar liar….period period period… She belongs to the un-civilized and ancient society of the world..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SAQ35FB3BOJ2MGFWBUGOQ6AYDE Jennifer

    Vietnamese has the balls but us(Filipinos) panay pakiusap na lang???

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WTIRTIXLBR5X47RMVKB3T43SWA charles

    The vietnamese are much tougher when dealing with the chinese..our defense forces should emulate them….

  • MostHatedRace

    The Philippines, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan,Vietnam, India and all other countries with overlapping claims with China should support each other against the bully china. We should support Taiwan Indepedence, encourage division of China into South, East, North,West and Cental China into separate and independent countries.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/MT5UZB3EIL5NW6KGEXHVHMEDAE WUG

       NO MORE MR. NICE GUY. Let us all unite against CHINA. Kill this monster before its too late. Let us ignite the flames of war our leaders are so afraid of starting.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MT5UZB3EIL5NW6KGEXHVHMEDAE WUG

    BOYCOTT ALL PRODUCTS MADE IN CHINA. we are the ones who fed this monster and now its has grown too much it wants to eat us all alive. We better do something before its too late. Once this country becomes undisputed most powerful country, then we are all doomed. We cant wait for our governments to promote the ban, we must do our bit to stop this bully.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SROSDNMOCIRDJPLVBPI3H2GJII Dion

    they must have a submarine in the area that’s why the chinese cut the wire so it won’t be detected.

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