China Must Respect International Law and Remove HD-981 Oil Rig from Vietnam’s Waters


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To: 
Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations 
Mr. Xi Jinping, President of People Republic of China 
Mr. Barack Obama, President of the United States of America 
Mr. Le Luong Minh, Secretary General of ASEAN 
All peace loving people in the world 

May 22, 2014Re.: China’s Placement of Oil Rig HD-981 in Vietnam’s Exclusive Economic ZoneAs you know, over the years China has been using the unfounded nine-dashed line to claim ownership of the entire Southeast Asia Sea (South China Sea). This nine-dashed line, according to experts throughout the world, has no legal basis whatsoever. Nevertheless, China has been using that nine-dashed line to harass smaller countries in the region, especially the Philippines and Vietnam, in disregard of international law and world opinion.

The current dangerous situation began on May 2, 2014, when China placed oil rig HD-981 in Vietnam’s EEZ with a flotilla of 80 military ships to ships, attacking Vietnamese patrol vessels working in the area.

We call upon you as well as other leaders (i) to request that the government of China immediately withdraw its oil rig HD-981 and other vessels from the East Sea and to use international law to resolve any dispute, and (ii) to urge the relevant parties, international and regional institutions, especially the United Nations and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), to be more active in urging China to stop its belligerent and provocative acts.

Together with many thousands of peace-loving people in the world, We urge you to review this petition and look forward to your response soon. Thank you for your immediate attention to this matter.

Sincerely,
Pham Nguyen Dang Trinh (Sky Pham)

Together with many thousands of peace-loving people in the world, We urge you to review this petition and look forward to your response soon. Thank you for your immediate attention to this matter- Sky Pham

Together with many thousands of peace-loving people in the world, We urge you to review this petition and look forward to your response soon. Thank you for your immediate attention to this matter- Sky Pham

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3 thoughts on “China Must Respect International Law and Remove HD-981 Oil Rig from Vietnam’s Waters

  1. Hi, I have recently read the letter. I think the basic content is ok but the argument is a little weak and need to be refined a bit. I am trying to work on it a bit

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