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Australia shares Vietnam's concerns over East Sea tensions

Australian PM Scott Morrison and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc shared concerns over complicated developments in the South China Sea Friday.

Get vessels out of Vietnamese waters, Vietnam tells China again

Vietnam has asked China to withdraw its oil survey vessel and escorts from Vietnamese waters for the second time in a week.

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.
August 21, 2019 | 07:37 am GMT+7

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.
August 20, 2019 | 09:28 pm GMT+7

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

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

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

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

Vietnam's comments on Chinese transgressions 'inspiring': foreign expert

Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh has displayed inspiring courage in commenting on China’s East Sea transgressions at the recent ASEAN event, an expert says.
August 06, 2019 | 08:11 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
 
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