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Vietnam warns China on Hoang Sa stamps
Publication Date : 31-08-2013
Vietnam's Department of Post under the Ministry of Information and Communications on Wednesday officially objected to China's Post Office issuing stamps that violate Vietnam's sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) Archipelago.
In May this year, the Chinese State Post Bureau (China Post) issued a set of six stamps featuring tourist attractions, one of which showed images of the islands that form Vietnam's Hoang Sa Archipelago.
Vietnam's postal department said that Vietnam has sufficient legal foundation and evidences to claim sovereignty over the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands.
This act by China's postal service does not conform with Article 8 of the Universal Postal Union's Convention, said the department.
It demanded that China respects the truth and stops producing the stamps, envelopes and postcards which were printed with images of the islands in the Hoang Sa Archipelago.
Actions like this should be avoided to help build ties between both postal sectors and countries, said the department.