The Hanoitimes - French magazine Francophonie Actualites recently released a special issue on the East Sea and the sovereignty of Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelagos.
The first 77 pages focus on writings, speeches, and interviews concerning Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Truong Sa and Hoang Sa archipelagos. The next part reviews the history of the East Sea and asserts Vietnam’s sovereignty over these islands using international data and documents.
There are also articles and speeches on the reasons for the current tension in the East Sea, the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the significance of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruling in the Philippines’ suit against China, and assessments of and solutions for developments in the region.
By Tuan Minh