Vietnam protests China’s illegal lighthouse construction: Spokesperson hinh anh 1Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Le Hai Binh (Photo:VNA)


China ’s construction of two lighthouses in the Chau Vien (Cuarteron) and Gac Ma (Johnson) reefs in Vietnam ’s Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago is in serious violation of Vietnam ’s sovereignty, stated Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Le Hai Binh on October 13.

The move was contrary to the common perspectives of both countries’ leaders, complicating the situation and escalating tension, said Binh in response to reporters’ questions regarding the action.

“ Vietnam resolutely rejects and strongly protests that action by China ,” the spokesperson declared.

“Once again, we affirm that Vietnam has full legal and historical evidence for its indisputable sovereignty over the Truong Sa and Hoang Sa archipelagos. That other countries conduct activities there without permission and agreement from Vietnam is illegal and completely worthless,” he stated.-VNA