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Vietnam Lawyers Association ready for legal action against China
Zone(s): Vietnam, China ¦ Sector(s): Law
It said it had released a statement on May 9, strongly opposing China’s positioning of its drilling rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 deep inside Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, and demanding that China withdraw its oil platform from Vietnam’s waters. In defiance of opposition from Vietnam and the international community, as well as Vietnam’s goodwill toward the peaceful settlement of the dispute, China has constantly carried out aggressive acts, escalating the tension in the region.