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HOANG SA TEAM

HOANG SA TEAM: VIETNAM’S UNIQUE SOVEREIGNTY EXERCISE IN ARCHIPELAGIC AREAS IN EAST SEA (BIEN DONG) IN 17TH, 18TH AND EARLY 19TH CENTURIES

Fully aware of the special importance of the seas and the islands in national construction and defense, the Vietnamese feudal states had worked out sea and island strategies and policies to exploit groups of islands in the East Sea (South China Sea). To translate the policies into practice, the states organized separate units to undertake the inspection, control, defense and exploitation of the East Sea, an outstanding example of which was the Hoang Sa Team.

The Law of the Sea of Viet Nam

Pursuant to the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam amended in accordance with Resolution 51/2001/QH10;

The National Assembly promulgates the Law of the Sea of Viet Nam.

Guidelines for the Implementation of the DOC 2011

Reaffirming that the DOC is a milestone document signed between the ASEAN Member States and China, embodying their collective commitment to promoting peace, stability and mutual trust and to ensuring the peaceful resolution of disputes in the South China Sea;

[Video] Maritime Security in the South China Sea with John McCain

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) urged Senate action on the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea at a two-day conference on maritime security in the South China Sea hosted by Ernie Bower, director of the CSIS Southeast Asia Program.  During his keynote address, Sen. McCain called China’s aggressive territorial claims in the South China Sea troubling.  He warned, however, that the United States should continue working toward better relations with China.

DECLARATION ON THE CONDUCT OF PARTIES IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA 2002 (DOC)

The Governments of the Member States of ASEAN and the Government of the People's Republic of China,

REAFFIRMING their determination to consolidate and develop the friendship and cooperation existing between their people and governments with the view to promoting a 21st century-oriented partnership of good neighbourliness and mutual trust;

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 (UNCLOS)

The States Parties to this Convention,

Prompted by the desire to settle, in a spirit of mutual understanding and cooperation, all issues relating to the law of the sea and aware of the historic significance of this Convention as an important contribution to the maintenance of peace, justice and progress for all peoples of the world,

ASEAN’s Six-Point Principles on the South China Sea

As a result of consultations among the ASEAN Foreign Ministers, the ASEAN Foreign Ministers issue the following:

“ASEAN’s Six-Point Principles on the South China Sea

ASEAN Foreign Ministers reiterate and reaffirm the commitment of ASEAN Member States to:

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