On October 21, 2011, the Most Senior Venerable Thich Quang Do, Supreme Patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam, sent a letter to Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretariat of the VPC, expressing his concerns about China invading Vietnamese maritime territory and killing Vietnamese fishermen.
Despite months of protests from thousands of Vietnamese from all corners of the country outraged by China’s increasing thug-like activities in the East Sea, CPV’s leaders have remained dubiously silent. The Beijing agreement between Mr. Nguyen Phu Trong and his Chinese counterpart was another proof that the CPV willingly “prostrates and obeys Beijing’s orders”.
Vietnam is facing a grave danger of a Chinese invasion. However the CPV continues to abuse its power, rejects ancestor’s wisdom in dealing with the belligerent northern neighbor, withholds information from people, and shuts out all forms of public contributions. On the other hand, the CPV obeys China’s order to “bilaterally resolve disputes on the East Sea” instead of forcing China to respect international maritime agreement. The CPV has been ordered to only “shelve all disputes” with China to facilitate a Chinese ownership of the entire East Sea.
The Most Venerable advises Mr. Nguyen Phu Trong that “The CPV and the government of Socialist Republic of Vietnam can not breath with China’s nostrils forever. Therefore, the CPV and the government of Socialist Republic of Vietnam need to peacefully transition to a multi-party democratic society so that the country can breath with almost 90 millions of Vietnamese’s nostrils.”