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China holds missile drills in South China Sea amid heightened tension

The drills were part of efforts by a training base, also unspecified, to prepare for real-life combat with aerial targets. 

Vietnam condemns China for redeploying missiles to Paracel Islands

Latest satellite images show that Chinese surface-to-air missile systems have reappeared on Woody Island.

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

Vietnam speaks out after US warships sail near Paracel Islands

Two U.S. Navy ships came within 12 nautical miles of the islands as part of a freedom of navigation operation.
June 01, 2018 | 06:18 am GMT+7

Mattis says US to continue operations in South China Sea

'It’s international waters and a lot of nations want to see freedom of navigation,' U.S. Defense Secretary said.
May 30, 2018 | 08:12 am 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

Concrete and coral: Beijing's South China Sea building boom fuels concerns

Subi reef in the Spratly archipelago is now home to nearly 400 individual buildings built by China.
May 25, 2018 | 08:04 am GMT+7

Vietnam should be on guard against China’s possible air-defense zone: major general

China can use the air-defense zone to enforce its claim in the South China Sea, he warned.
May 24, 2018 | 01:30 pm GMT+7

Pentagon uninvites China from major US military exercise

The move came after China’s air force landed bombers on disputed islands and reefs in the South China Sea.
May 24, 2018 | 08:11 am GMT+7

Vietnam, Australia share concerns over regional maritime security

Leaders from the countries have agreed to boost cooperation to maintain regional peace in 2018.
May 24, 2018 | 02:56 pm GMT+7

Chinese ships were 'invading' Vietnamese waters: top defense official

The act was to back China's nine-dash line which claims most of the South China Sea as its own, the official said.
May 23, 2018 | 05:03 pm GMT+7

Vietnam asks China to end bombers drills in Paracels

The activities seriously violated Vietnam's sovereignty and increased tensions in the region, a spokesperson said.
May 21, 2018 | 09:24 pm GMT+7

Tourists wearing nine-dash line shirts in Vietnam was 'unacceptable': gov't

'It was an organized act, prepared and arranged with bad intentions,' said a government spokesman.
May 19, 2018 | 11:30 am GMT+7

Vietnam reasserts sovereign rights amid 'nine-dash line' shirt incident

The T-shirts worn by a group of Chinese tourists displayed a demarcation that claims waters belonging to Vietnam.
May 17, 2018 | 09:27 pm GMT+7
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