Paracel Islands

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Paracel Islands

(ˌpærəˈsɛl)
n
(Placename) a group of uninhabited islets and reefs in the N South China Sea, the subject of territorial claims by China and Vietnam. Compare Spratly Islands
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amp;nbsp;The Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Le Hai Binh said of the incident: "Those actions conducted by China have seriously violated Vietnam's sovereignty and are unlawful and cannot change the fact[s] about Vietnam's sovereignty over the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa [known as Spratly and Paracel in China] archipelagoes.
In a note verbale to the United Nations dated 22 February 2016, Vietnam stated that it "has ample legal basis and historical evidence to affirm its indisputable sovereignty over Hoang Sa [Paracel] Archipelago and Truong Sa [Spratly] Archipelago.
The wooden Vietnamese fishing boat from central Quang Ngai province was near the Paracels -- known as Hoang Sa in Vietnamese -- on June 7 when it was attacked by a red-and-white painted Chinese vessel, the Lao Dong newspaper said.
In a statement, Vietnam's foreign ministry opposed China's claim over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa islands and adjacent waters in the South China Sea, saying that it had historical and legal basis to support its claim.
He affirmed that Viet Nam s standpoint on its sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes and the East Sea is unchanged and unchangeable.
The Paracel islands, known as the Hoang Sa Islands in Vietnamese and as the Xisha Islands in Chinese, are located roughly midway from the coastlines of Vietnam and China.
According to the bureau statement, the fishermen s two boats were loaded with 25 kilograms of explosives and other tools for dynamite fishing when they were found near the Paracel Islands -- Hoang Sa in Vietnamese and Xisha in Chinese -- on March 4.
Conversion contractor Keppel Shipyard is no stranger to Vietnam's oil and gas scene having built structures including the 1200-tonne floating crane Hoang Sa, which was followed by the nation's first jack-up rig.
One such commemorative venture of the state, which aims to preserve the primacy of those who died serving the country, is devoted to glorifying the Hoang Sa (Paracel) flotilla and preserving all temples and relics related to its activities on the offshore island of Ly Son.
to get back Hoang Sa and Truong Sa Islands," activist Pham Van Troi told (https://au.
It emphasized that the operation of the drilling platform and supporting ships constitutes an intentional and grave violation of Viet Nam s sovereignty and jurisdiction on the Hoang Sa Archipelago, and its Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf.
The ship went on a three-day trip to the Paracel Islands group -- Hoang Sa in Vietnamese and Xisha in Chinese -- over which Beijing and Hanoi have a long-standing territorial dispute, to investigate possible tourism routes.