Khanh Hoa (VNA) – Chairman of the People’s Committee of central Khanh Hoa province Le Duc Vinh has rejected China’s election of deputies to the People’s Congress in the so-called ‘Sansha’ city.

In a statement posted on Khanh Hoa province’s e-portal on October 10, the official affirmed that Truong Sa (Spratly) island district is an integral part of Vietnam’s territory and under Khanh Hoa’s administrative management.

“Khanh Hoa’s authorities and people are discontented with China’s election in the so-called Sansha city illegally set up by the country, covering Vietnam’s Truong Sa island district,” he said, stressing that the election seriously violated Vietnam’s sovereignty.

Khanh Hoa resolutely rejects the above-motioned illegal deed and asks China not to repeat such an action harming the relationship between the two countries, the friendship between their people and the feelings of citizens in Khanh Hoa, he said.-VNA