Nguyen Thai Hoc Foundation
Department of Communication
For Immediate Release
- November 5th, 2010
P.O.Box 60006, Irvine,
CA 92602, USA
Submitting the first 10,000
signatures for the Petition
Dear World Citizens:
As of today, there are
more than 9,300 supporters from 74 countries have signed the petition
to call for changing the name "South China Sea" to "Southeast
Asia Sea" in order to accurately depict the current geographical
state of the body of water surrounded by a region, which the
United Nations has officially recognized and named it “Southeast
Nguyen Thai Hoc Foundation plans to submit the first 10,000 signatures
for the petition to the presidents and prime ministers of the 11
Southeast Asian countries, the United Nations Atlas of the Oceans,
Geographic Society of 10 countries, including Australia, Canada,
European Union, France, Germany, India , Japan, South Korea, Britain,
Russia, and the United States of America.
We would like to reiterate that during the recent second summit
between ASEAN and the United States on October 24th, 2010, held
in New York, President Aquino of the Philippines has raised concern,
at least twice, over the phrase "South China Sea":
don't hear the phrase 'South China Sea' with reference to it being
we won't have to call it the South China Sea because it is not just
His statements were understood
that the name South China Sea is inadequate and should be changed.
We think other leaders of the countries of Southeast Asia have also
shared the same concern regarding the current reality of the sea.
Therefore, we would like
to reiterate that signing the petition letter is completely reasonable
and fully legal - and that, every additional signature is another
step closer to the success of our campaign.
And, wherever you are
in the world, modestly but effectively, you have contributed to
writing a new chapter in the history of the sea of Southeast Asia.
Best regards and thank you,
Nha Tran H. Nguyen
Head of Media Team
- Link to the
- The petition texts in other languages:
- The Press Release (No 4) has been
sent to most foreign embassies in the US, US embassies in Southeast
Asian countries, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Canada,
Russia, Germany, France, and EU, etc.
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