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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.

US, Britain conduct first joint drills in contested South China Sea

The U.S. and Britain have conducted their first joint naval drills in the disputed South China Sea since China ...

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

US Navy ship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade talks with Beijing

A U.S. guided-missile destroyer sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea in what China called a “provocation.”
January 07, 2019 | 09:42 pm GMT+7

Vietnam braces for first tropical storm of 2019

A tropical depression in the Truong Sa Archipelago has gained strength and become Vietnam’s first storm of 2019.
January 01, 2019 | 08:02 pm 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

Vietnam denounces Taiwan's live-fire drills on Spratly Archipelago

Taiwan's action is a serious violation of Vietnam's sovereignty over the archipelago, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
November 22, 2018 | 10:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnam on high alert as tropical storm approaches south central region

A tropical depression off the Philippines has strengthened into a storm that could make landfall Saturday in central Vietnam.
November 22, 2018 | 06:58 pm GMT+7

China building on new reef in South China Sea, think tank says

China has installed a new platform on a remote part of the Paracel Islands in the disputed South China Sea which could be used for military purposes.
November 21, 2018 | 04:15 pm GMT+7

Tropical depression grows into storm en route to southern Vietnam

A tropical depression has strengthened into the eighth storm off the eastern coast this year and is on course to move to southern Vietnam.
November 17, 2018 | 07:40 pm GMT+7

US, China rivalry to dominate APEC summit

The summit in Port Moresby is developing into a tug-of-war for regional influence between an assertive China and an increasingly withdrawn United States.
November 16, 2018 | 09:51 am GMT+7
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