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1988 sea battle Spratly Islands Evidence of china is a robber

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Published on Apr 24, 2009

China robbed Vietnamese Islands
Ref: Naval_battle_in_Spratly_1988
Due to clash on 14 March 1988 , Vietnam lost 3 vessels that were set on fire and sank ; 3 men died , 11 wounded, 70 missed.The Chinese released 9 prisoners afterwards , 61 other persons still missed and reputedly dead.The Chinese claim of her own casualties: 6 killed and 21 injured in combat.

Vietnam defended successfully sovereingty over Johnson North Reef and Landsdowne Reef.The Chinese has occupied Johnson South Reef from 16 March 1988 on and still control it nowadays.

Over 1988, Vietnamese navy had sent troops to occupy more 11 reefs.On 17 Oct, General Secretary Nguyen Van Linh signed the Document 19/NQ-TW about the defence of the reefs on southern continental shelf ( zone DK1).On 5 Jul 1989, the prime minister ratified Instructions Nr. 180 UT about the building the center of economy - science - technology under administration of Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, reaffirmed sovereignty over this area of continental shelf. Since Jun 1989, Vietnamese navy has begun occupying the following reefs : Vanguard Bank, Prince Consort Bank, Grainger Bank, Prince of Wales Bank, Alexander Bank, and Rifleman Bank.

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