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Olga Dror : How China Used Schools to Win Over Hanoi

[ndlr] Signalement d’un article qui trouve une résonance particulière dans le contexte sino-vietnamien actuel.

 

How China Used Schools to Win Over Hanoi

by Olga Dror

In December 1966, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, or North Vietnam, and the People’s Republic of China signed an agreement to establish schools for North Vietnamese children in China, with China providing the facilities, funds and equipment. America’s bombing campaign over North Vietnam was in high gear, and Hanoi wanted to move its students to a safe place.

What is truly remarkable about this cross-border educational effort was that it began in the midst of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, which started in May 1966 and destroyed the Chinese educational system (and left the Chinese economy in shambles). But the Chinese were willing to carve out space for the North Vietnamese because doing so served a higher, geopolitical purpose: competing with the Soviet Union for leadership of the global communist movement.

The Chinese program, known as Project 92, covered school construction and teaching equipment, as well as funds for daily expenses (the “92” refers to Sept. 2, 1945, the day Vietnam declared independence from France). One facility, the School of Sept. 2, was established specifically for children who had been relocated from South Vietnam. Another school, for military cadets, bore the name of Nguyen Van Troi, a young Saigonese who in May 1963 attempted to assassinate the American defense secretary, Robert McNamara, during his visit to South Vietnam, and who was executed by firing squad. Because the Chinese military was less affected by the Cultural Revolution than its civilian educational system, the military led the construction efforts.

Lire la suite : New York Times, 26/01/2018

Olga Dror is an associate professor of history at Texas A&M University and the author of the forthcoming book “Making Two Vietnams: War and Youth Identity, 1965-75.” This article draws on material that will appear in an essay in the spring 2018 issue of the Journal of Cold War Studies.

 

Illustration « à la une » : Chinese militia members pledged support for Vietnam in its war against the United States in 1966 © Bettmann/Getty Images

Laurent Gédéon : Le Vietnam, une géopolitique complexe [25/01/2018]

[ndlr] Annonce d’une conférence intéressante en université populaire. Sur un sujet clé, à ne pas manquer.

Le Vietnam : une géopolitique complexe

Laurent Gédéon

Jeudi 25 janvier à 19h30

Localisation : L’Isle d’Abeau

Adresse : Auditorium Jean Carrière à la CAPI, 17 Avenue du Bourg

En dépit de fortes interactions politiques et économiques, les relations entre la Chine et le Vietnam restent aujourd’hui encore empruntes d’ambiguïtés liées au poids de l’histoire. La montée en puissance de la RPC représente en effet une source d’inquiétude pour les Vietnamiens pour lesquels ce pays a représenté une menace séculaire. La persistance des revendications vietnamiennes sur une partie des espaces maritimes et insulaires de la mer de Chine méridionale aiguise en outre la rivalité entre Hanoi et Pékin. Cette situation pousse le Vietnam à développer différentes stratégies afin de renforcer sa position et de rééquilibrer l’asymétrie diplomatique et militaire qu’il connaît face à son voisin.

Laurent Gédéon : Maître de conférences en géopolitique à l’Université catholique de Lyon. Chercheur à l’Institut d’Asie orientale (IAO) et à l’ENS de Lyon.

Renseignements: up@capi38.fr ou 04.74.96.78.88

Source : Médiathèque CAPI

Vietnam Update: The Politics of Life – Call for Papers

[ndlr] Appel à communications.

CALL FOR PAPERS

2017 Vietnam Update: The Politics of Life

20-21 November 2017

Australian National University, Canberra

Vietnamese people often tell their foreign visitors that Vietnam is the most secure place in the world. The country has no terrorists, no political disorder, and the police are second to none. Decades of devastating warfare are long-past. Poverty is declining and incomes are rising in a region with good economic prospects. People in Vietnam appear to fling themselves at life’s everyday challenges with intensity and no little optimism.

But Vietnamese today are questioning ends and means, particularly as they relate to human security; they thirst for transparency and reliable ways to assert control over life. In the country and the city, in material, ideological and psychological realms, and at local, national and regional scales, the ability to feel secure is slipping away. This leads to high system maintenance costs and exhaustion as people exert themselves to amass the means and the trust they require to obtain existential security. Increasingly, questions are being asked as to whether life might be lived in a better way.

This Vietnam Update is dedicated to exploring the politics of life in Vietnam. The organisers call for original research papers that address the following sets of questions:

  1. For many Vietnamese, the most significant risks to life come from their own region as neighbours stake claims and leverage power asymmetries in ways perceived to be detrimental to the very existence of the country. Doubts about co-ordinating mutual security through ASEAN co-exist with concerns about the merits of rapprochement with America. Preoccupations with China manifest in anxieties about encirclement, infiltration, collusion, manipulation and incitement. How are such anxieties given voice and how does the government respond? Online criticisms and protests by activists are met with repression, but throughout the country – both within the government and beyond  – debate rages about how to secure the nation. One of the deepest questions is: who is to be trusted with the nation’s security?
  2. The recent censure and demotion of high level leaders for misconduct or poor performance attests to the openly competitive nature of political power. Party leaders continue to warn about the threats posed by ideological and moral degradation, but are there indications that leaders are being selected according to new standards of meritocratic governance? It has become conventional to tie political outcomes to factional power struggles or a contest over the spoils of patronage but to what extent does politics represent a contest between alternative visions for how the country should be governed and how life is to be lived?
  3. Capitalist market relations are central to gaining access to basic life needs formerly obtained through government programs, state enterprises and co-operatives, or via family, community or customary economies. Market logics influence the supply of housing, land, food, healthcare and education, and most government services attract formal or informal user fees. The pursuit of market efficiencies is linked to precarious livelihoods, indebtedness, and widening social disparities. How are such processes experienced and debated within Vietnamese society? Are there attempts to push back against or mitigate the commoditisation of life?
  4. Technology, industry, science and new production and exchange systems have unleashed material plenty and improved life for tens of millions of people. However, doubts about the benefits of headlong modernisation appear in concerns about the harm done by chemical effluents, carcinogens, pesticides and unsafe food, along with urban expansion, traffic chaos and unsafe workplaces. Agrarian intensification, agricultural commoditisation and land concentration have increased productivity but also engender livelihood insecurities and pose existential threats to rural communities and customary ways of life. In what ways are citizens suturing gaps and controlling such risks through mutual assistance, security from below, or deliberative modes of living and being?
  5. For a number of Vietnamese, the material, spiritual and psychological strains of modern life are such that a retreat into simpler modes of living, equated with the past, offers an appealing alternative. At the same time, tradition is blamed for ills as diverse as corruption, excessive drinking, age, gender and ethnic hierarchies, and doctrinaire thinking. As youths study abroad and gain exposure to the cultures of the world, many are led to wonder: what values and institutions work? Do Vietnamese need a state religion, a prescribed traditional or ‘Western’ culture, civics lessons, or democracy to have the means to obtain security and hold each-other to account?
  6. One of the most intriguing developments in the politics of life come from networks of activists who use media, community affiliations and ties to government insiders and resources to vocally and persistently oppose official development projects, land confiscations and foreign investments considered harmful to human wellbeing. Recent actions range from social media campaigns to sit-ins, flash demonstrations, and the capture of public officials by frustrated villagers. In this workshop we are interested to explore whether the politics of material security represents a singular domain in which citizens may significantly oppose or influence government decisions and development directions through engaging in overt political action perhaps in ways not seen previously in Vietnam.

The organisers are seeking proposals for papers on these themes to be presented at a conference to be held at the ANU, Canberra on 20-21 November 2017.

Proposal Submission:
Interested contributors should send their proposals and a one page CV to Philip Taylor by 20 June 2017. Email: Philip.taylor@anu.edu.au

Each proposal should be no longer than 600 words. The proposal should outline how the paper relates to the issues highlighted in the above sets of questions and the kind of research the paper will be based on. Preference will be given to papers that promise a rich analysis and have an interdisciplinary dimension. The conference organisers will then decide which proposals to accept. We will then extend invitations to the authors of the selected proposals to prepare and present their papers to the conference. The organisers also reserve the right to solicit papers, if necessary, from individuals who did not submit proposals.

Funding for travel and accommodation is available and details will be discussed later with each paper presenter.

Paper Specifications:
The paper itself should be submitted 30 days before the date of the conference.

The paper should not exceed 10,000 words and it should include appropriate bibliography and citations. Each paper should include an abstract of 250 words.

Presentation and Publication:
We envisage about twelve paper presentations during a two day workshop in Canberra on 20-21 November 2017. At the Update each author will have approximately 40 minutes to summarise what her/his paper argues and the evidence used.

The conference will also include presentations about recent political and economic developments in Vietnam.

Organisers request the right of first refusal with regards to publishing the accepted papers, which may be included, subject to any necessary revisions to meet publication requirements, in a refereed book or journal collection that we hope will be published within a year of the conference.

For more information on this Vietnam Update theme or questions about paper proposals please contact Philip Taylor (philip.taylor@anu.edu.au).

Vietnam Update Committee: Huong Le Thu; Phuc To; Ashley Carruthers; Kim Huynh; David Marr; Tana Li; Benedict Kerkvliet; Sango Mahanty.

Proclamation of all involved nationalist parties [on South China Sea]

[ndlr] Proclamation des partis nationalistes Viet Nam Quoc Dan Dang, Dai Viet Quoc Dan Dang et Dan Xa au sujet de la décision de la Cour permanente d’arbitrage de La Haye dans le conflit maritime qui opposent les Philippines à la Chine.

PROCLAMATION

OF ALL INVOLVED NATIONALIST PARTIES, ORGANIZATIONS, POLITICAL ACTIVISTS, AND FELLOW VIETNAMESE,
In support of the July 12, 2016 ruling of the United Nations Arbitral Tribunal in favor of the Philippines against China’s illegal claim of the South China Sea

 Our grievances against China include:

1. From the Chinese dynasties of the past to the Communist state of China today, China have persistently attempted to invade, harass, and occupy the surrounding countries of Asia.

2. Communist authorities in Beijing have drawn arbitrary maps that show an unjustified and illegal “nine-dotted line” claim over 85% of the South China Sea as their own. China built military facilities on numerous strategic points throughout the South China Sea, including, but not limited to, the Spratley and Paracel Islands of Vietnam and the Scarborough Reef of the Philippines. Furthermore, they have occupied the waters of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia.

3. The Southeast Asian countries have protested and condemned the brazen and despicable invasions of China. In particular, an arbitration case was brought by the Republic of the Philippines under the arbitration provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) against the People’s Republic of China. On July 12, 2016, an arbitral tribunal under the UNCLOS ruled that the aforementioned maps have no legal basis.

4. Despite the ruling of the Tribunal, and supports of the world countries, China completely disregards the decision; and obstinately continues its provocations and invasions into other parts of the South China Sea.

5. In addition to these appalling actions, China has also dammed the Mekong River watershed, causing widespread and oftentimes disastrous water shortages that destroy the environment and ecosystem of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.

Based on these grievances, We, the United Citizens, Expatriates, and Nationalist Political Forces of Vietnam, unanimously declare that:

1. We fully support and endorse the ruling of the Arbitral Tribunal on the law of the South China Sea.

2. We warmly praise the government and the peoples of the Philippines in their valiant struggle to protect the integrity of their territory in the midst of a brutal and unprecedented invasion of China. This is a legitimate, wise, and brave decision that we hope will set a model for more Southeast Asian countries to follow.

3. We condemn China for illegally invading and claiming the South China Sea which belongs to Southeast Asia. We demand Chinese government to obey the ruling of the Tribunal; and to immediately cease and desist the damming of the Mekong River watershed and release of toxins into the South China Sea.

4. We denounce and vilify the spineless and cowardly Vietnamese Communist Party leaders for always bending and submissive to the will of Beijing. The Vietnamese government neither dared to institute legal proceedings against Communist China nor named China in several killings of Vietnamese fishermen in the disputed waters. They did not even blame China for the release of toxic chemicals into the waters and land of Vietnam. Instead, the Vietnamese Communist Party actively suppresses and imprisons its own citizens who speak out against China.

5. We urgently call upon the international community to pressure China into respecting the decision of the Tribunal, and to denounce and stop China’s invasion which is indicated by its breach of peace, cause of disputes, and start of war in the South China and East Asian Seas.

6. We earnestly call for all fellow Vietnamese living in Vietnam and all Vietnamese expatriates abroad to unite as one faction in order to eradicate the Vietnamese Communist cowards and to build a liberal political institution of freedom and democracy. From this, we the people can create a just and representative internal power based on nationalism to protect our fatherland. 

Effective on the 25rd of July, 2016

Signing in the order of time:  

NOTE: The above Proclamation is posted on the following websites. There are no time limits in signing the Proclamation.

Please email Baovebiendong2016@gmail.com to add your support to this Proclamation.

http://www.vietquoc.org
http://www.daivietquocdandang.net/

★ ★ ★

 

TUYÊN CÁO

CỦA CÁC CHÍNH ĐẢNG, TỔ CHỨC, HỘI ĐOÀN,

NHÂN SĨ VÀ ĐỒNG BÀO

ỦNG HỘ PHÁN QUYẾT BIỂN ĐÔNG

CỦA TÒA TRỌNG TÀI QUỐC TẾ NGÀY 12-7-2016

 

Nhận định rằng:

  • Qua các triều đại lịch sử của Trung Hoa và Trung Cộng hiện nay, chủ trương bá quyền xâm lược, cưỡng chiếm và hủy diệt các lân quốc là nhất quán và bất biến.
  • Nhà cầm quyền Cộng Sản Bắc Kinh đã tự vẽ bản đồ chín đoạn (tức hình lưỡi bò), chiếm 85% diện tích Biển Đông, xây dựng các cơ sở quân sự trên Hoàng Sa và Trường Sa của Việt Nam, tại bãi đá Scraborough của Phi Luật Tân và lấn chiếm các vùng biển của Brunei, Indonesia, Mã Lai…
  • Các quốc gia liên hệ trong vùng đã phản đối và lên án sự xâm chiếm ngang ngược này của Trung Cộng, đặc biệt, chính phủ Phi Luật Tân đã kiện Trung Cộng ra Tòa Án Trọng tài Thường Trực La Haye. Ngày 12 tháng 7 năm 2016, Tòa đã ra phán quyết bác bỏ chủ quyền lịch sử của Trung Cộng ở khu vực thuộc hình lưỡi bò nói trên là không có cơ sở pháp lý.
  • Bất chấp sự phán quyết của Tòa Án Quốc tế và sự tán đồng của hầu hết các quốc gia Âu châu, Mỹ Châu, Úc châu, Á châu…, Trung Cộng một mặt hoàn toàn phủ nhận phán quyết này, mặt khác ngoan cố tiếp tục có những hành động khiêu khích và xâm chiếm các phần khác trong khu vực.
  • Ngoài ra, Trung Cộng còn ngăn chận nước đầu nguồn của sông Mekong gây thảm nạn thiếu nước và hủy diệt môi sinh của các quốc gia Việt Nam, Cao Miên và Ai Lao.

Trước hành động ngang ngược, bất chấp đạo lý và luật pháp quốc tế của Trung Cộng, chúng tôi, các Chính Đảng, Tôn Giáo, Cộng Đồng, Hội Đoàn, Nhân sĩ và Đồng bào trong và ngoài nước ký tên dưới đây đồng thanh tuyên bố:

  1. Hoàn toàn tán đồng và ủng hộ phán quyết của Tòa Án Trọng Tài Thường Trực ngày 12-7-2016.
  2. Nhiệt liệt ca ngợi chính phủ và nhân dân Phi Luật Tân đã cương quyết đấu tranh bảo vệ sự vẹn toàn lãnh thổ của mình trước sự xâm lăng thô bạo của Trung Cộng, đã kiện Trung Cộng ra Tòa Án Trọng Tài Thường Trực. Đây là hành động chính đáng, khôn ngoan và dũng cảm, tạo một khuôn mẫu tiền lệ cho những quốc gia đang có tranh chấp về biển đảo là phải tuân thủ và áp dụng Công ước Liên Hiệp Quốc về Luật Biển (UNLOS) 1982.
  3. Cực lực lên án Trung Cộng đã và đang xâm chiếm bất hợp pháp Biển Đông. Đòi Trung Cộng phải tuân thủ phán quyết của Tòa Án Trọng Tài Thường Trực La Haye nói trên. Mặt khác, Trung Cộng hãy chấm dứt ngay mọi hành động chận nước đầu nguồn sông Mekong và ngưng xả thải chất độc trên đất và biển Việt Nam.
  4. Nghiêm khắc lên án Tập đoàn Cộng Sản Việt Nam luôn luôn thần phục Bắc Kinh, không dám kiện Trung Cộng ra Toà Án Trọng tài Quốc Tế, thậm chí còn không dám nêu tên Trung Cộng trước những hành động giết hại ngư dân hoặc thải chất độc hủy diệt môi trường tại Việt Nam, đàn áp những người yêu nước biểu tình chống xâm lược Bắc Kinh.
  5. Khẩn kêu gọi cộng đồng quốc tế buộc Trung Cộng phải tôn trọng pháp quyết của Tòa Trọng tài Quốc Tế, lên án và ngăn chận Trung Cộng xâm lăng, phá hoại hòa bình, gây tranh chấp và khởi động chiến tranh trên Biển Đông cũng như biển Hoa Đông.
  6. Thiết tha kêu gọi toàn thể quốc dân Việt Nam trong và ngoài nước đoàn kết đấu tranh giải thể chế độ độc tài Cộng Sản Việt Nam, xây dựng một thể chế chính trị tự do dân chủ, từ đó tạo nôi lực và sức mạnh dân tộc để bảo vệ Giang sơn Tổ quốc.

Ngày 23 tháng 7 năm 2016

Ký theo thứ tự thời gian:

  • Việt Nam Quốc Dân Đảng: Lê Thành Nhân-Chủ Tịch Hội Đồng Chấp Hành Trung Ương VNQDĐ.
  • Đại Việt Quốc Dân Đảng: Trần Trọng Đạt-Chủ Tịch Đại Việt Quốc Dân Đảng
  • Việt Nam Dân Chủ Xã Hội Đảng (Dân Xã Đảng): Lê Hồng Thanh – Tổng Bí Thư Dân Xã Đảng.

GHI CHÚ: Bản tuyên cáo này sẽ được đăng trên trang mạng lưới toàn cầu để toàn dân có thể cùng ký tên không giới hạn thời gian.

Email liên lạc: Baovebiendong2016@gmail.com

Trang mạng lưới toàn cầu:

http://www.vietquoc.org
http://www.daivietquocdandang.net/

 

La Chine n’a pas de droits historiques en mer de Chine selon les juges de La Haye

[ndlr] Une nouvelle importante sur le statut juridique de la Mer de Chine, à lire sur les médias français et vietnamiens.

No-ULa Cour permanente d’arbitrage de La Haye a donné raison aux Philippines dans son contentieux avec la Chine.

La Cour permanente d’arbitrage de La Haye a jugé que la Chine n’avait pas de « droits historiques » sur la majorité des eaux de la mer de Chine méridionale. Pékin a fait savoir qu’il ne reconnaissait et n’acceptait pas cette décision.

Mauvaise nouvelle pour le géant chinois. La Cour permanente d’arbitrage (CPA) de La Haye a estimé ce mardi que la Chine n’avait pas de « droits historiques » sur la majorité des eaux stratégiques de la mer de Chine méridionale.

Pékin considère comme relevant de sa souveraineté la quasi-totalité de la mer de Chine méridionale, réputée riche en hydrocarbures, au grand dam de pays riverains aux prétentions rivales: Philippines, Vietnam, Malaisie et Brunei. La région est également un carrefour de routes maritimes vitales pour le commerce mondial et les eaux sont riches en poissons.

La Chine, qui a boycotté les audiences, se fonde sur une délimitation en « neuf pointillés » apparue sur des cartes chinoises datant des années 1940. Sitôt la décision rendue, Pékin a réaffirmé ne as « reconnaître et accepter » la décision d’arbitrage.

Lire la suite : L’Express, 12/07/2016.

Voir également :

SouthChinaSeaArbitration_PressRelease_12-07-2016Mer de Chine méridionale : la décision du tribunal de La Haye [11 p.]

document en ligne

 

Hà Sĩ Phu: Cứ êm ái chết đúng quy trình như đàn cá ư ? [interview]

[ndlr] Interview intéressante de l’intellectuel Hà Sĩ Phu sur « la question chinoise » qui refait surface avec l’affaire de la pollution industrielle à l’origine de milliers de tonnes de poissons morts dans le centre du Viêt-Nam.

Il y développe sa théorie : « Pour sortir de l’orbite chinoise, il faut sortir du communisme mais pour sortir du communisme il faut sortir du mythe de l’Oncle Ho ».

« … Thoát Trung là một công cuộc không đơn giản, rất khó khăn và lâu dài. Nhưng rút gọn lại như một triết lý, như cái cốt lõi của vấn đề thì “Muốn Thoát Trung phải Thoát Cộng, mà muốn Thoát Cộng thì phải Thoát được Hồ”. Nếu bảo Việt Nam không thể Thoát Hồ, không thể Thoát Cộng được đâu thì điều đó cũng có nghĩa là xin thua luôn, cứ chịu Bắc thuộc thôi, Việt Nam không thể Thoát Trung được! Nạn Bắc thuộc mới sẽ diễn ra đúng như quy trình và bất khả kháng!? » – Hà Sĩ Phu.

Source : Dân Làm Báo

Manifestation vietnamienne contre contre “l’expansionnisme chinois” en mer de Chine méridionale

[ndlr] Manifestation d’étudiants vietnamiens contre “l’expansionnisme chinois” dans l’espace maritime revendiqué par le Viêt-Nam.

Plus de 300 vietnamiens et leurs amis internationaux du Collectif Vietnam se sont rassemblés le 23 janvier 2016 devant le Mur pour la Paix (Paris 7ème) pour appeler la communauté internationale à protester énergiquement contre “l’expansionnisme chinois” en mer de Chine méridionale afin de préserver la liberté de navigation, de survol et “d’éviter tous risques de guerre”.

Lire la suite : Mediapart, 25/01/2016 / Blog de Nguyen Hoai-Tuong

Voir aussi : Anh Ngọc, Người Việt tại Pháp biểu tình phản đối Trung Quốc ở Biển Đông, VnExpress, 25/01/2016.

Protestation organisée par le Collectif Vietnam

Collectif Vietnam

Collectif Vietnam est un rassemblement des citoyens vietnamiens ou d’origines vietnamiennes et d’amis du Vietnam de toutes générations vivant, étudiant et travaillant en France qui souhaitent soutenir le Vietnam. Source : https://goo.gl/Zm6wfH

Hàng chục chuyến bay Trung Quốc xâm phạm vùng kiểm soát của Việt Nam [VnExpress]

[ndlr] Regain de tensions en Mer de Chine méridionale. La Chine accusée par le Viêt-Nam de violer son espace aérien. La RSVN proteste.

Cục trưởng Hàng không Lại Xuân Thanh cho biết, Trung Quốc đã thực hiện 46 chuyến bay vào vùng bay Hồ Chí Minh (FIR) mà không thông báo cho không lưu Việt Nam.

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L’espace aérien « Ho Chi Minh » délimité en bleu à proximité des Paracels © 2016 VnExpress

Trao đổi với báo chí chiều 8/1, Cục trưởng Hàng không Lại Xuân Thanh cho biết, từ ngày 1 đến 8/1, Trung Quốc đã thực hiện 46 chuyến bay vào vùng bay Hồ Chí Minh (FIR). Riêng sáng 8/1 có 4 chuyến bay (2 chuyến bay vào, 2 chuyến bay ra) mà không thông báo để tới đảo đá Chữ Thập thuộc quần đảo Trường Sa, Việt Nam.

Cục Hàng không xác định, các máy bay này đã vi phạm quy định của Tổ chức hàng không dân dụng quốc tế (ICAO) liên quan đến hoạt động bay như không nộp kế hoạch bay cho cơ sở cung cấp dịch vụ không lưu liên quan của Việt Nam và không thiết lập liên lạc thoại với Trung tâm kiểm soát đường dài Hồ Chí Minh.

Lire la suite : VnExpress, 08/01/2016.

 

Our call in opposition to the welcoming visit of Xi Jinping by Vietnamese Communist Party

[ndlr] Appel de 21 associations de la société civile contre la visite du Président de la République populaire de Chine au Viêt Nam le 5 novembre prochain. Cet appel à manifester intervient quelques jours après la campagne « No Xi » de selfie lancée au Viêt-Nam autour du slogan « Xi Xi Jinping dégage ! » (Tập Cận Bình hãy cút xéo !). Il s’inscrit dans le cadre de la crise non résolue des archipels vietnamiens en Mer de Chine méridionale.

To all our fellow citizen,

To all our youth in Viet Nam (specially the younger generations),

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Le message « No Xi » s’affiche sur la toile. Ici, réunion le 30 octobre 2015 d’anciens jeunes prisonniers de conscience à l’Eglise Rédemptoriste de Saigon. © DR

 

Exercising our civil rights and duty, we had requested the government to cancel the welcoming reception of Xi Jinping. The country’s red carpet ceremony shall not be used for the leader of a country which has been seizing our land and islands, killing our innocent fishermen. Unfortunately, this request was ignored by our government.

On this coming November 5th 2015, Xi Jinping – The Chinese Communist Party‘s Secretary and Chairman will officially visit our country and he will deliver a speech in front of our country’s parliament. He will preach nothing but preaching the brotherly friendship between the two counties with flowery but empty speech.

All the while, in South China Sea, which we called Eastern Sea, this Beijing’s authorities have been ignoring the international law, especially The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) signed and declared in 1982, in which they are a member. They had created falsified historic documents for use in spreading propaganda to Chinese people and its citizens in order to claim their rights to protect this false sovereignty.

Xi Jinping and his government have presented this lie repeatedly.

In reality, almost all our exclusive economic zones at sea and on land have been taken and occupied illegally by this Chinese government. They often use their much larger marine surveillance vessels and fishing vessels to attack and to kill our innocent fishermen in our own legal parts of the Eastern Sea. Thousands and tens of thousands of our fishermen’s livelihoods were, in the time being, and will be the victims of this brazen robbery everyday at our own sea, which has been approved, and declared by the international law. Beside these attacks, our own citizens have been kidnapped, mugged, and ransomed by these thugs on our own sovereignty.

On our own legal islands and their rocky shoals, they illegally created and built their military bases with the intention of claiming the rest of this part of Pacific Ocean.

Internationally, by declaring this illegal nine-dashed line and building these illegal military bases, Xi Jinping and his Communist Government have threaten the peace in the area, the freedom of navigation. They therefore, make this a war and polluted sea.

In their own country, China, Xi Jinping and his government have destroyed the cultures of the Muslim in Xinjiang and the Tibetan in Tibet, Sichuan and Yunnan.

The rebellions of the Muslims and the self-immolations of the Tibetan speak volume for the resentments, and hopelessness against the terrorized and destroyed policies which the Communist in China deliberately implements.

Facing these occurrences, what shall we think and do?

The Vietnamese Communist Party will definitely and solemnly roll out the red carpet to welcome Xi Jinping, and so do we, but with our own way (method).

Exercising our rights as Vietnamese citizens, we have to raise our voices. The law and Constitution allow us to express our aspirations.

We call upon to all Vietnamese living domestically and internationally, to take part (to participate) in a public demonstration to voice our concerns in front of any Chinese Consulates and Embassies in Ha Noi, in Sai Gon, and in all other countries in the world.

We cannot ignore or keep silent regard to this lie any longer.

Our message is: Xi Jinping and his Beijing Government Have to Stop At Once (immediately) the illegal and awful acts in terrorizing and killing our fishermen. Vietnamese sovereignty regards to Paracel and Spratly Islands have to be respected absolutely and completely. Xi Jinping and his Beijing Government Have to Respect and to Obey (to comply or to observe) The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

All our Vietnamese Citizens, it’s time to speak up. Do not back down or give in to any plots and acts that violate our Sacred National Sovereignty (which has been passed down for thousands of years.)

Time: 

Nov 5th 2015 at 9AM (in the morning)

Location:

– Ha Noi : The Embassy of Chinese, 46 Hoang Dieu St, Ba Dinh District.

– Sai Gon : The Consulate of Chinese, 175 Hai Ba Trung St. 3 District.

Organizations:

Source : Dan Lam Bao, 03/11/2015.

Appel en vietnamien : Lời kêu gọi về việc đón Tập Cận Bình tại Việt Nam

Appel en anglais : Our call in opposition to the welcoming visit of Xi Jinping by Vietnamese Communist Party

Mer Orientale : la “souveraineté territoriale” infondée de la Chine [Vietnam +]

[ndlr] Le Viêt-Nam et la communauté internationale s’inquiètent des constructions militaires illégales de la République Populaire de Chine en Mer de Chine méridionale. Une affaire qui attise de nouveau les tensions sur le plan régional. A lire sur Vietnam +.

Les constructions d’îles semi-artificielles à grande échelle dans l’archipel de Truong Sa (Spratly), le déploiement d’armes et de munitions sur ces îles artificielles… violent arrogamment la souveraineté du Vietnam, provoquent de profondes inquiétudes dans les pays avoisinant cette zone comme ceux de la communauté internationale, sur leurs conséquences pour la liberté, la sécurité et la sûreté de la navigation maritime et aérienne en Mer Orientale. Il s’agissait de l’un des points ayant suscité une attention soutenue et ayant été le plus discuté lors du 14e Dialogue de Shangri-La à Singapour.

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Depuis 2014, la Chine a construit environ 800 ha, soit une superficie plus vaste que le total des superficies revendiquées par l’ensemble des autres parties en présence. [souligné par nous]

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Lire la suite : Vietnam +, 04/06/2015.

Image « à la une » : l’ilôt Tư Nghĩa photographié en janvier 2015. Source : Trung Quốc ráo riết xây dựng đảo trái phép trên Biển Đông, Doi song va Phap luat, 21/02/2015.