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Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Vietnamese Election in Spratly Islands was Illegal

On May 10, 2011, Jiang Yu, the spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, commented on the Vietnamese election of a representative from the Spratly Islands to the National Assembly and the local People’s Council. Jiang said that China holds “indisputable” sovereignty over the Spratly Islands and any single-sided action another country takes on the Islands is a violation of China’s sovereignty. She said the Vietnamese election was illegal and invalid, and did not conform to the Declaration of the Code of Conduct on the South China Sea.

Source: Xinhua, May 10, 2011