News carried on June 5 by several means of communications abroad on “demonstrations protesting China” in front of the Chinese Embassy in Hanoi and the Chinese Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City was wrong.

In fact, on the day, a few people spontaneously gathered and went pass by the Chinese Embassy in Hanoi and the Chinese Consul General in HCM City to show their patriotic spirit and awareness of protecting the national sovereignty, and express attitudes to oppose Chinese marine surveillance vessels’ cutting of surveying cables of the Binh Minh 02, a PetroVietnam ship, when it was making seismic surveys within the exclusive economic zone and continental shelf of Vietnam.

According to these people, the Chinese marine surveillance vessels’ actions seriously violated Vietnam’s sovereignty and jurisdiction rights to its exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) signed between ASEAN and China.

These people gathered in order, expressed attitudes in a gentle manner, and self-dispersed after hearing explanation from relevant Vietnamese functioned agencies and mass organisations./.