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China looking to wear Vietnam down: experts

A Chinese oil survey vessel returning to Vietnamese waters is a ploy to ratchet up pressure on Vietnam and its supporters, experts say.

White House accuses China of 'bullying' in South China Sea

The White House accused China of bullying and coercion in the South China Sea on Tuesday, saying it would stand against the aggression.

Fishermen who rescued 22 shipwrecked Filipinos return home

The nine-member crew of a Tien Giang fishing boat who saved 22 Filipino fishermen in the South China Sea returned home Monday.
August 19, 2019 | 07:56 pm GMT+7

US respects Vietnam’s right to protect its sovereignty: generals

Two Air Force generals visiting Vietnam said on Sunday that the U.S. backs Vietnam’s right to protect its territorial sovereignty.
August 19, 2019 | 12:02 pm GMT+7

Vietnam condemns repeat infringement by Chinese survey vessel

China’s repeated infringement of Vietnamese waters is counterproductive to regional peace and stability, Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said.
August 16, 2019 | 07:56 pm GMT+7

What the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea has meant in 25 years

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) is an overarching framework for establishing legal order for the seas and oceans, promoting maritime development and cooperation.
August 10, 2019 | 01:11 pm GMT+7

Chinese oil survey vessel leaves Vietnamese waters

A Chinese oil survey vessel and its escorts that have infringed on Vietnamese exclusive economic zone (EEZ) since early July left on Wednesday.
August 08, 2019 | 04:31 pm GMT+7

Vietnam asserts respect for legal freedom of navigation at sea

Vietnam respects legal freedom of navigation at sea, its Foreign Ministry stated Thursday, referring to a U.S. carrier's actions in South China Sea.
August 08, 2019 | 08:28 pm GMT+7

Vietnam protests South China Sea distortion in Chinese history books

Vietnam has strongly protested the upcoming release of Chinese history books that incorrectly say the South China Sea was "part of China".
August 08, 2019 | 07:48 pm GMT+7

China's military drills near Paracel Islands illegal, Vietnam asserts

Vietnam has strongly emphasized that China’s military drills near the Paracel Islands is illegal and a violation of its sovereignty.
August 07, 2019 | 09:14 pm GMT+7

China to hold illegal military drills in South China Sea amid rising tensions

Hainan Province's Maritime Safety Administration announced Monday its plan to hold military drills near Vietnam's Paracel Islands on August 6-7.
August 05, 2019 | 06:16 pm GMT+7

EU concerned about escalating tension in Vietnamese waters

The European Union backs peaceful resolutions based on international law to South China Sea problems, a senior official says.
August 05, 2019 | 04:07 pm GMT+7

India, Vietnam concur on East Sea oil and gas cooperation

India and Vietnam are on the same East Sea page and keen to continue oil and gas cooperation, senior officials say.
August 05, 2019 | 11:47 am GMT+7

Vietnam Deputy PM’s East Sea comments gather broad support

Vietnamese Deputy PM won the support of many countries for his ‘direct, sincere and amicable’ East Sea comments at the ASEAN meeting this week.
August 03, 2019 | 07:20 pm GMT+7

ASEAN ministers object to coercive South China Sea actions

Foreign ministers attending the East Asia Summit have expressed deep concern and objection to sovereignty assertions via coercive actions.
August 03, 2019 | 10:06 am GMT+7
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