No 4


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 Asia”.

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":


"Hopefully we don't hear the phrase 'South China Sea' with reference to it being their sea."


"Hopefully, we won't have to call it the South China Sea because it is not just their sea."


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






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- 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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