HANOI- Vietnam protested on Sunday at China's move to establish two administrative units on islands in the disputed South China Sea, saying it "seriously violated Vietnam's sovereignty".

"Vietnam demands that China respect Vietnam's sovereignty and abolish its wrongful decisions," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said in a statement.

(Reporting by Khanh Vu; Editing by Alex Richardson) ((khanh.vu@thomsonreuters.com; +84 24 38259623;))