Practice Relating to Rule 25. Medical Personnel
In 1972, in a statement before the General Conference of UNESCO concerning US attacks in Viet Nam, China criticized the United States because it allegedly had “wantonly bombarded Vietnamese cities and villages, seriously destroyed many schools and cultural and sanitary facilities [and] killed a large number of teachers, students, patients and medical personnel”.
According to the Report on the Practice of China, it is China’s opinio juris
that medical personnel shall be respected and protected.