Vietnamese, international friends demonstrate at Chinese Embassy headquarters in Munich
On April 24th, the Vietnamese community in Germany lodged a formal protest in front of the Chinese Embassy headquarters (Munich), protesting illegal activities of the Chinese administration in the East Sea.
The event lured hundreds of Vietnamese people living and working in the country, and many international friends as well.
They read a letter of protest, displaying large banners proclaiming “Paracel Islands and Spratly Islands belong to Vietnam”, “China, stop militarization in the East Vietnam Sea”, and “China must obey UN Convention on the Law of the Sea of December 10th, 1982, and other international norms”.
The letter reaffirmed Vietnam’s sovereignty over Paracel Islands and Spratly Islands, and accused the Chinese administration of illegal moves to settle and militarise the East Sea.
Hundreds of brochures and leaflets about Vietnam’s landscape, people and its sovereignty over seas and island, as well as Chinese illegal activities in the East Sea, were delivered at the event.
Each year, the East Sea sees the transport of over USD5 trillion worth of trade goods around the world. The Chinese administration's demands have clearly encroached the mutual declarations of Southeast Asian nations, including Vietnam, the Philippines, Brunei, and Malaysia./.