Thanh Nien talks to Li Linghua, a retired researcher from China’s National Maritime Information Center, who has objected to China’s claim to most of the East Sea (AKA, the South China Sea), including Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands.
Do you think Vietnam and China can settle the East Sea disputes via peaceful measures?
Yes, I believe so. I hope the two countries can settle the dispute in peace and I believe this dispute [i.e. the China’s deployment of a giant oil rig into Vietnamese waters] can be settled. I hope the two countries’ peoples can maintain their friendship forever.
We see you updated your blog with opinions on the East Sea disputes on May 1, 6, 10 and 11.
Yes. I hope foreign media, including Vietnamese media, can report the [East] disputes objectively, while at the same time maintaining your…
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