- CPC, CPV, ASEAN, UN, EU, President Obama, US Congress, All Vietnamese, All people on earth
On this first day of July 2011, Voice of Vietnamese Americans (VVA) stands in solidarity with all people of Vietnamese descent, all Southeast Asian citizens represented by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and all international communities represented by the United Nations (UN) to raise a collective concern on the global security threat posed by China Communist Party’s (CPC) expansion policy in the Southeast Asia Sea (South China Sea).
The CPC has shown increasing aggressions with disrespect for the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in the Southeast Asia Sea (1982), disregarding the ASEAN Declaration on the South China Sea (1992), as well as ignoring the ASEAN Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) (2002).
China’s navy has opened fire on Vietnamese fishermen, cutting cables of Vietnamese surveying ships, banned fishing in the Exclusive Economic Zones belonging to Vietnam and the Philippines, and threatened to use its power to claim ownership of more than 80% of the Southeast Asia Sea. It has imposed the 9 dotted line called U shape which infringes on the sovereignty of Southeast Asian nations, disregarding all regional and international agreements China has officially signed with ASEAN and the United Nations.
While recognizing Chinese People as peace-loving and hard-working people, we condemn the CPC for abusing its power, under-minding traditional Chinese culture, not honoring its own signature on the UNCLOS and international treaties, and putting the Chinese people in severe conflicts with their traditional culture and with the world.
The Communist Party of China should stop bullying its own people and its neighboring countries.
We condemn the CPC for abusing its power to pressure small nations into submissive position in bilateral talks. All bilateral talks and agreements between the CPC and the CPV are hereby deemed unacceptable and not approved by the People of Vietnam.
We advocate saying NO to the CPC’s self-proclaimed U-shape map in the Southeast Asia Sea, and YES to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in resolving disputes in the Southeast Asia Sea.
We call for ASEAN members to stand firm and together to denounce the U-shape map created by China, in violations with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
We call for the US Congress to ratify the UNCLOS as soon as possible.
We strongly urge Vietnam to openly conduct multilateral dialogue with China, based on the UNCLOS with the participation of ASEAN, UN, all global stakeholders, including India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, the European Union, and the United States.
To ensure that vision, we ask our international communities to stand in solidarity with us, to say NO to the CPC's U-shape-map, and say YES to the UNCLOS being used in resolving disputes on the Southeast Asia Sea.
The People of China and the People of Vietnam demand a new era of freedom, democracy, and sustainable economic growth with human rights and equal justice for all.