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Vietnam says investigating cause of boat's sinking in contested waters

Vietnam is seeking clarification of how a fishing boat came to sink this week in the contested South China Sea, called East Sea by Vietnam.

Freedom of navigation a joint responsibility of all nations: Vietnam

Respect international laws and maintain peace, Vietnam says as the U.S. and the U.K. held joint drill in the South ...

45 years on, battle for Paracel Islands shows no signs of ending

Vietnamese fishermen cannot enter a traditional fishing ground off their country’s central coast because of China’s illegal claims over the islands.
January 22, 2019 | 02:07 pm GMT+7

China's state firms cementing lucrative role in South China Sea, new research shows

Beijing’s state-owned enterprises are playing an increasing role in China’s build-up in the South China Sea, which Vietnam calls the East Sea.
August 10, 2018 | 09:20 am GMT+7

China, SE Asian states hold simulated naval drill

China and Southeast Asian states held simulated naval exercises this week for the first time, Singapore says.
August 04, 2018 | 10:11 am GMT+7

China wants military drills with ASEAN in disputed sea, excluding US

China wants military exercises and energy exploration with ASEAN members in disputed waters, says a draft document.
August 02, 2018 | 04:25 pm GMT+7

Japanese helicopter carrier to tour South China Sea, Indian Ocean

The move is part of Japan's efforts to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific, an official said.
July 05, 2018 | 08:48 am GMT+7

Vietnam calls for calm negotiations over maritime conduct

Avoid complicating issues, Vietnam urges as ASEAN, China work on code of conduct in the South China Sea.
June 28, 2018 | 03:44 pm GMT+7

Philippines' Duterte approves $5.6-bln military upgrade

The previous administration spent about $1.7 billion on the military during its 2010-2016 term.
June 21, 2018 | 09:42 am GMT+7

Vietnam cheers G7 for backing ASEAN on South China Sea dispute

Goal of keeping a clean marine environment only possible when cooperation is preserved, Vietnam PM tells summit.
June 10, 2018 | 03:42 pm GMT+7

US weighs more South China Sea patrols to confront 'new reality' of China

Such moves could involve longer patrols with larger numbers of ships and closer surveillance of Chinese facilities.
June 04, 2018 | 08:08 am GMT+7

Mattis slams China on S.C. Sea, leaves door open for 'results oriented relationship'

He said Pentagon will 'compete vigorously' against Beijing's actions in the South China Sea if needed.
June 02, 2018 | 08:12 am GMT+7

China elevates combat readiness in South China Sea, experts say

Asian giant moves to realize ambitions articulated by Xi at 19th Communist Party National Congress.
May 31, 2018 | 02:33 pm GMT+7

Philippines says ready for war if troops harmed in disputed South China Sea

Rodrigo Duterte has taken flak for not confronting Beijing following news that it had installed missiles in the waters.
May 30, 2018 | 07:40 pm GMT+7

US warships sail near South China Sea islands claimed by Beijing: officials

The operation was intepreted as to counter Beijing’s efforts to limit freedom of navigation in the strategic waters.
May 28, 2018 | 09:08 am GMT+7
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