Vietnam opposes China opening restaurant at Paracel Islands
🗺️📍 #Vietnam opposes #China opening a restaurant on Woody Island in the Paracels, announced the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thursday, stating that the act would be a violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty.
🗣️”We stress that Vietnam has the full legal basis for, and historical evidence to affirm, sovereignty over the Paracel Islands in accordance with international law,” said deputy spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pham Thu Hang at a press conference.
⚖️ The Paracel Islands, which Vietnam calls Hoang Sa, have been illegally occupied by China since 1974. Vietnam has voiced its opposition to China’s illegal activities at the East Sea multiple times.