Montag, 16. Juni 2014

Request the Chinese Goverment take their illegal drilling rig out of Vietnamese territory

Request the Chinese Government take their illegal drilling rig out of Vietnamese territory

    1. Minh Vu
    3. Petition von
      Melbourne, Australien

According to UNCLOS 1982, in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) which "shall not extend beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines", a coastal State has sovereign rights for the purpose of exploring and exploiting, conserving and managing the natural resources, and managing other economic activities.

On May 2, 2014 The China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) deployed a deep-water drilling rig (Haiyang Shiyou 981) at  a location 80 miles inside the Vietnamese Exclusive Economic Zone (15°29’58’’ North latitude and 111°12’06’’ East longitude), and it began illegal operations on May 9, 2014 (according to Bloomberg).
This is a serious violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty. This situation was escalated when the Chinese government sent tens of their armed ships to protect the illegal oil rig and ordered these ships to aggressively and provocatively collide with the Vietnamese fisheries resources surveillance ships which were attempting to protect Vietnamese sovereign rights in her EEZ. This caused significant damage. This is an action in disregard of international law and a crime prejudicial to Vietnamese national sovereignty.
We Vietnamese love and appreciate peace more than any other country, as we have spent more than half of our history in fighting for national freedom and independence. We do not want war, and war would be a last resort to protect our independence and national sovereign integrity.

Therefore, we would like to ask all countries around the world, all peace loving friends, to give us a helping hand to push the invading presence of the Chinese Government from our seas. Your kind actions will not only be for Vietnam - a sovereign peace loving nation - but for peace in the world.


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