On April 13, 2020, from the perspective of political and security observation, Dr. Ha Hoang Hop, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Southeast Asian Studies (Iseas, Singapore), told BBC Vietnam: March of Vietnam's Permanent Mission to the United Nations (New York) to Reject Chinese Claims in the South China Sea By affirming Vietnam's sovereignty, jurisdiction, and jurisdiction, Malaysia and the Philippines reaffirmed their political policies based on international law in the South China Sea. According to the BBC's Vietnam edition, April 13, 2020.

"The record again rejects China's illegal claims when China brought the allegations against Malaysia and the Philippines to the United Nations earlier in the Chinese context. " China is taking advantage of the whole situation against the COVID-19 pandemic to promote illegal activity in the South China Sea and the East China Sea to change security structures, geopolitics, politics, strategy and renewal. Illegal sovereignty claims in the East Sea threaten other countries in the region. "

Regarding international and local response, Dr. Ha Hoang Hop commented:

"Following the incident in which China allowed its coast guard to sink a Vietnamese fishing boat, the US Department of Defense and other US lawmakers condemned China's actions, reaffirming their support for Vietnam in defense. Vietnam's sovereignty, sovereignty, and jurisdiction in the South China Sea. The Philippines and Malaysia have voiced opposition to Beijing for navigating into the sea to sink Vietnamese fishing vessels.

Quad is a group of four countries working to secure peace and security in the Indo Pacific region, with significant contributions from the United States and Japan. Quad, along with other US efforts in the Indo-Pacific, sees China as the largest source of security risks in the region. Quad-specific activities have been coordinated with American activities in the Pacific, including the South China Sea. The United States does not overlook any plans or opportunities to help maintain regional security and manage the risks posed by Beijing. "

The United States continues to patrol freedom of navigation, including patrolling the Taiwan Strait. China has been conducting exercises in the South China Sea with naval and submarine hunters. China continues to strategize on the South China Sea, allowing Y-8 submarines to land on an artificial island in the Spratly Islands, increasing military exercises at sea. Update: October