BEIJING, April 19 (Xinhuanet) -- China
expresses on Monday strong dissatisfaction with the first tourist
activities to the Nansha islands organized by Vietnam.
"Vietnam made this move disregarding
China's repeated representations and firm opposition," said Foreign
Ministry spokesman Kong Quan in response to a question on Vietnam's
tourist activities to Nansha Monday.
Kong said Vietnam's tourist activities
infringe on China's territorial sovereignty, violate the consensus
reached between China and Vietnam, and break the commitments set forth
in the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea
between China and the Association of Southeastern Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The move leads to a complication of the
situation in the South China Sea and will do no good to resolving
disputes, Kong said.
"We again urge the Vietnamese side to
honor its commitments andimmediately stop taking any action that may
further complicate thesituation so as to keep peace and stability in the
South China Sea," said Kong. Enditem