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South China Sea faces higher risk of conflict as arms race builds up

South China Sea faces higher risk of conflict as arms race builds up

China Sends Another Y-8 Anti-Submarine Aircraft into Taiwan’s Airspace

China Sends Another Y-8 Anti-Submarine Aircraft into Taiwan’s Airspace

US senators introduce resolution welcoming US-ASEAN Special Summit

US senators introduce resolution welcoming US-ASEAN Special Summit

Philippines’ Duterte and China’s Xi discuss situation in South China Sea

Philippines’ Duterte and China’s Xi discuss situation in South China Sea

DK platforms – sacred sovereignty marks at sea

DK platforms – sacred sovereignty marks at sea

Japan reaffirms backing for rules-based international order in East Sea

Japan reaffirms backing for rules-based international order in East Sea

Vietnam requests China to end militarisation in East Sea

Vietnam requests China to end militarisation in East Sea

Foreign scholars hail Vietnam’s foreign policy

Foreign scholars hail Vietnam’s foreign policy

Vietnam urges enhanced awareness, enforcement of UNCLOS

Vietnam urges enhanced awareness, enforcement of UNCLOS

Order in East Sea should be built on basis of 1982 UNCLOS: int’l conference

Order in East Sea should be built on basis of 1982 UNCLOS: int’l conference

US orchestrates strategic oil reserve releases with China, India, UK

US orchestrates strategic oil reserve releases with China, India, UK

PM’s Europe tour successful in all aspects: Deputy FM

PM’s Europe tour successful in all aspects: Deputy FM

South China Sea faces higher risk of conflict as arms race builds up

South China Sea faces higher risk of conflict as arms race builds up

The South China Sea region faces a heightened risk of conflict as it arms itself at an “alarming rate,” an expert from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute told CNBC on Monday. It comes as worldwide military spending surpassed $2 ...

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China Sends Another Y-8 Anti-Submarine Aircraft into Taiwan’s Airspace

China Sends Another Y-8 Anti-Submarine Aircraft into Taiwan’s Airspace

Last Tuesday, a Chinese Y-8 anti-submarine warfare aircraft flew between Taiwan and the country’s Dongsha Islands in the South China Sea. China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is revving up its submarine-hunting operations in waters near Taiwan and the Taiwan Strait, ...

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US senators introduce resolution welcoming US-ASEAN Special Summit

US senators introduce resolution welcoming US-ASEAN Special Summit

A new Senate resolution has been introduced by the US ahead of the US-ASEAN Special Summit next week to welcome the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN and urge continued cooperation to advance mutual interests. A new Senate resolution has been introduced ...

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Philippines’ Duterte and China’s Xi discuss situation in South China Sea

Philippines’ Duterte and China’s Xi discuss situation in South China Sea

MANILA: Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed the need to exercise restraint to maintain peace in the South China Sea, Manila’s presidential office said on Saturday (Apr 9). FILE PHOTO: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with ...

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DK platforms – sacred sovereignty marks at sea

DK platforms – sacred sovereignty marks at sea

The commemoration of the Gac Ma Battle in March is an occasion to honour officers and soldiers who live and work on the DK platforms amid the vast sea, many of whom sacrificed their lives to safeguard the national sovereignty ...

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Japan reaffirms backing for rules-based international order in East Sea

Japan reaffirms backing for rules-based international order in East Sea

Japan strongly supports compliance with the 2016 Arbitral Tribunal Award on the East Sea arbitration case, Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Kashikawa Kazuhiko has twitted.   Japan strongly supports compliance with the 2016 Arbitral Tribunal Award on the East Sea ...

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Vietnam requests China to end militarisation in East Sea

Vietnam requests China to end militarisation in East Sea

Vietnam has full legal grounds and historical evidence to prove its sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes in accordance with international law as stated in the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) ...

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Foreign scholars hail Vietnam’s foreign policy

Foreign scholars hail Vietnam’s foreign policy

The current foreign policy of Vietnam, based on the foundation of understanding, compassion, mutual respect, and mutual interests, not only introduces the image of Vietnam to international community, but also certainly leads to wide bilateral and multilateral cooperation in political-security-military, ...

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Vietnam urges enhanced awareness, enforcement of UNCLOS

Vietnam urges enhanced awareness, enforcement of UNCLOS

Vietnam called for promoting the awareness and enforcement of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) while attending a plenary meeting at the UN General Assembly’s 76th session on December 7. Ambassador Pham Hai Anh (Photo: ...

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Order in East Sea should be built on basis of 1982 UNCLOS: int’l conference

Order in East Sea should be built on basis of 1982 UNCLOS: int’l conference

Experts at the 13th South China Sea International Conference on November 19 shared the view on the significance of building order in the East Sea (internationally known as South China Sea) based on international law, especially the 1982 United Nations ...

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US orchestrates strategic oil reserve releases with China, India, UK

US orchestrates strategic oil reserve releases with China, India, UK

Washington says it will release 50 million barrels of crude in an effort to bring down gas prices. India quickly announced it would also release 5 million barrels. The US is coordinating with other nations to tap strategic reserves to ...

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PM’s Europe tour successful in all aspects: Deputy FM

PM’s Europe tour successful in all aspects: Deputy FM

Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s working trip to Europe from October 31 to November 5, which included his attendance at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) and visits to the UK and France, was ...

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Beijing’s ban on Australian coal is hurting China

Beijing’s ban on Australian coal is hurting China

Every million tonnes of coal has recently been costing China’s steel mills more than US$400 million, compared with around US$250 million paid by steel mills everywhere else. The difference is entirely explained by China’s embargo on Australian coal. Since China’s ...

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Finland – Vietnam: Opening Cooperation Opportunities

Finland – Vietnam: Opening Cooperation Opportunities

On September 9, a high-ranking delegation of the National Assembly of Vietnam led by National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue will begin an official visit to Finland. This is the first visit to Finland by a Chairman of the National ...

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Australia, France oppose actions increasing tensions in East Sea

Australia, France oppose actions increasing tensions in East Sea

Australia and France ministers have voiced serious concerns about the situation in the East Sea (South China Sea) and called for all disputes to be resolved in a peaceful manner in accordance with international law, particularly the 1982 UN Convention ...

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Vietnam resolutely protects sovereignty over Hoang Sa, Truong Sa archipelagoes

Vietnam resolutely protects sovereignty over Hoang Sa, Truong Sa archipelagoes

Vietnam resolutely and persistently takes measures in accordance with international law to exercise and protect its sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes. Spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang (Photo: VNA) Vietnam ...

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Int’l law is only as strong as sovereign states are willing to submit to it

Int’l law is only as strong as sovereign states are willing to submit to it

VOV.VN – Five years have elapsed since the ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the situation in the South China Sea, known as East Sea in Vietnam, remains complicated. International law is only as strong as sovereign states are ...

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No ordinary boats: Cracking the code on China’s Spratly maritime militias

No ordinary boats: Cracking the code on China’s Spratly maritime militias

By Ryan Martinson A Chinese fishing vessel appears in a sensitive location—near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, a South China Sea reef, or just offshore from a U.S. military base. Is it an “ordinary” fishing boat, or ...

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If the US went to war with China, who would win?

If the US went to war with China, who would win?

Admiral James Stavridis was 16th Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and 12th Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He spent the bulk of his operational career in the Pacific, and is author of “2034: ...

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ASEAN-China cooperation important to regional peace, stability: defence minister

ASEAN-China cooperation important to regional peace, stability: defence minister

Minister of National Defence Sen. Lieut. Gen. Phan Van Giang highlighted the importance of the ASEAN – China cooperation to peace and stability in the region while addressing the ASEAN – China Defence Ministers’ Informal Meeting held virtually on June ...

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