Vietnam PM says considering legal action against China over disputed waters

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itsmysayokay wrote:

Thaz not good..another war about to break out…where next! America?

May 21, 2014 10:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sabrefencer wrote:

The Chinese could care less about Vietnam, when they installed their rig…so why would they pretend they care, when Vietnam, may take legal action…at least, so far, there is no shooting and possession is still 9/10s of the law…..

May 21, 2014 12:26am EDT  --  Report as abuse
isthnu wrote:

Be my guest. You have nothing to loose but your next equally disastrous self churned money loosing flick.

May 21, 2014 12:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
MonitorLizard wrote:

Good luck Mr. VietNam PM. When push comes to shove, China will win and it will probably be to your economic detriment.

May 22, 2014 8:15am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bakhtin wrote:

Nobody is dumb enough to imagine China would take any notice of this. We all know China couldn’t care less about international law.

On the other hand, it would put a huge hole through China’s claim, and reveal all the ‘defending our sovereignty’ rhetoric for the nonsense that it is. That would be very embarassing for China as it would make it very clear that they are the agressor, and they are the problem.

May 22, 2014 10:19am EDT  --  Report as abuse
freedomTIBET wrote:

If you guys are interested in the legal case of this dispute, you can find this site informative. Actually, China doesn’t want to go to international court because historical evidence used by China to support its claim is insufficient and weak according to international law.
http://southchinaseastudies.org/en/publications/vietnamese-publications/698-a-legal-analysis-in-support-of-viet-nams-position-regarding-the-paracel-a-spratly-islands

May 22, 2014 11:41am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BiH wrote:

China must stop invading Vietnam sea!

May 22, 2014 1:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Pterosaur wrote:

Is there something called International Law? Who wrote it? Who will enforce it? Has the USA ever abided by the International Law, for example?

May 22, 2014 1:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Free_Pacific wrote:

“Pterosaur wrote:

Has the USA ever abided by the International Law, for example?”

To keep this in the vein of sea disputes. Then try this, as far back as 1928…

‘Island of Palmas Case’

Example provided.

May 22, 2014 6:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MrWowFire wrote:

China’s stand is still peaceful negotiation to settle any dispute bilaterally. There is nothing wrong with this stance, unless some country is accusing China of bullying because of the uneven size. China is currently relying mainly on adequate defense, but not provoking the crisis.

The bilaterally trade issues will certainly be affected if the dispute continues, and the consequences will be particularly hard on Vietnam and the Philippines.

May 22, 2014 10:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TrungNguyen wrote:

Vietnamese have been suffered a lot from chinese invader…History recorded Chinese tried to conquer Vietnam hundred times over thousand years.

May 22, 2014 11:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Free_Pacific wrote:

MrWowFire wrote:

“The bilaterally trade issues will certainly be affected if the dispute continues, and the consequences will be particularly hard on Vietnam and the Philippines.”

China is The Philippines 3rd largest trade partner. Trade in imports and exports is balanced. Any economic retaliation by China due to The Philippines peaceful actions, will hurt equally. The Philippines is the fastest growing economy in the Asia-Pacific and is rich in minerals and other resources, coupled with a large population. The Philippines is projected to be one of the 15 largest economies in the world in the near future.

May 24, 2014 5:21am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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