The chapter of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (CYU) in central Quang Ngai province and other organisations have presented gifts and given free medical check-ups to the poor in the province’s Ly Son Island.

The chapter, together with the Ho Chi Minh City Young Doctors’ Association and the city-based Vietcombank Securities Company, on May 10 presented 30 bicycles to needy students and eight sets of computers to local CYU establishments.

They also gave 500 islanders in disadvantaged situations with free health check-ups and medicine worth a total of 160 million VND (7,600 USD).

Recently, fishing boats from Ly Son Island have been attacked by Chinese ships while operating normally in waters surrounding Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) Archipelago.

May 7 saw two such incidents. T he boat QNg 96416-TS with 16 fishermen on board was chased and attacked by a Chinese war ship and a vessel of the China fisheries administration force in an area about 15 nautical miles south of Linh Con Island, an island in Da Nang’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) Archipelago), and some 70 nautical miles east of the site where China illegally positioned its oil rig inside Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone.
In the other case, vessel coded QNg 96147-TS was attacked and robbed of its cargo by Chinese forces at 15 degrees 45 minutes north latitude and 112 degrees 20 minutes east longitude within the Hoang Sa Archipelago.-VNA