Author: Huy Duong
The Southeast Asian Sea Research Foundation en.seasfoundation.org/
While “setting aside dispute and pursuing joint development” is acceptable as a general principle, China’s view regarding it makes it unfair to Vietnam in the short term and threatens Vietnam’s territorial integrity in the long term.
VietNamNet Editor’s Note (for the Vietnamese version)
Recently China has repeatedly emphasised the guideline of “setting aside dispute and pursuing joint development” as if it were a constructive idea for the tense dispute in the South China Sea (also known as the East Vietnam Sea). Taking into account the complexity of the South China Sea dispute and the absence of any solution, setting aside dispute and pursuing joint development may be acceptable, but only if it is done in a fair way.
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