Sunday, July 1, 2012


Vietnamese demonstrate at war memorial

The Vietnamese people today demonstrated against China's position that it has sole sovereignty over the entire South China Sea. The demonstrations, which took place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, were a major public response to Chinese efforts to control the Spratley and Paracel Island groups, auction off oil lease blocs in Vietnam's Exclusive Economic Zone, and interfere with Vietnamese vessels and aircraft operating in the area.

The relationship between Vietnam and China continues to deteriorate, mainly due to Chinese actions which have increased international tension amongst all the nations who border the South China Sea. This directly affects country risk for both.

1 comment:

  1. Three countries now are claiming this Spratly islands at the same time, China, Vietnam and Philippines. I am just worried when this dispute would intense and persist, that might bring war that will affect all the people and citizen in their place especially children. Hope this will not happen.


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