China has just arrested 12 more fishermen from Quảng Ngãi province.
Obviously China is sending a very clear message that it does not tolerate Vietnam’s assigning Hoang Sa as a district of Quang Nam. That is understandable.
But the Vietnamese people now may have less problem with China than with our own government, who appears to act like a chicken.
I am afraid that standing up to foreign aggression is not an exclusive activity of the government. I understand that a lot of good diplomacy needs to be spent for this kind of work. But this government needs to do something worthy of a government, in addition to honeytalk with an aggressor. Do all honey talks as you want, but the world also want to see that we, the nation, have muscles.
Or the people of this nation will have take the matter into their own hands (including me with my own hands), dealing with China directly, and treating the government as irrelevant.
You guys have a very short time to show the people that you are doing something worthy of a government.