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US destroyers sail in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions

Two U.S. warships sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Monday, a U.S. official told Reuters.

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

Vietnam says ‘respects’ freedom of navigation as US warship sails near Paracels

Vietnam has said it respects freedom of navigation after a U.S. naval vessel came within 12 nautical miles of the Paracel Islands.
January 10, 2019 | 09:47 am GMT+7

Weather app removes Chinese name for Paracel Islands

Windy has removed the Chinese name for Vietnam’s Paracel Islands from its website and mobile app.
December 19, 2018 | 09:49 am GMT+7

What China’s conduct about the Code of Conduct reveals

China will keep talks going while strengthening its political, economic and military positions, rendering the South China Sea COC moot.
December 04, 2018 | 07:49 am GMT+7

Beijing lashes out at US for South China Sea sail-by

China on Friday scolded the U.S. for sending naval vessels close to disputed islands in the South China Sea.
December 01, 2018 | 08:23 am GMT+7

Vietnam to restrict access to app using Chinese name for Paracels

Vietnam will restrict use of weather app Windy because it uses a Chinese name for the Hoang Sa Archipelago.
November 24, 2018 | 11:00 am GMT+7

China's construction activities on Paracel Islands reef condemned

Vietnam's foreign ministry has demanded that China stop its construction activities in the Paracel islands, saying they are a violation of Vietnam's sovereignty.
November 23, 2018 | 08:56 am GMT+7

Hi-tech militarization of South China Sea alarming, experts say

Uncontrolled deployment of advanced military technologies in the disputed South China Sea will exacerbate tensions, warn experts.
November 11, 2018 | 12:40 pm GMT+7

Vietnam demands China stop building weather stations in Vietnamese territory

Vietnam has denounced and demanded an immediate stop to China’s illegal construction of weather stations in its territory.
November 09, 2018 | 02:12 pm GMT+7

Weather forecast app angers Vietnam with Chinese name for Paracel Islands

Vietnam is indignant that cell phone weather application Windy calls its Paracel Islands 'Sansha' and has threatened to take actions against it.
November 08, 2018 | 09:36 am GMT+7

China opens weather stations on artificial islands in Vietnamese territory

China has opened three weather observation stations on Spratly Islands in the East Sea, continuing its violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty.
November 03, 2018 | 01:22 pm GMT+7

Vietnam to navigate rough trade war waters

Parliament members say the ongoing US-China trade war has had visible impacts, and Vietnam needs to reduce dependence on both nations.
October 28, 2018 | 10:51 am GMT+7

Vietnam slams Taiwan’s live-fire drill in South China Sea

The Foreign Ministry has denounced Taiwan's live-fire drill plan near the Spratly Archipelago as a serious violation of Vietnam's sovereignty.
October 26, 2018 | 08:45 am GMT+7
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