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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

Beijing’s ban on Australian coal is hurting China

Beijing’s ban on Australian coal is hurting China

Finland – Vietnam: Opening Cooperation Opportunities

Finland – Vietnam: Opening Cooperation Opportunities

Australia, France oppose actions increasing tensions in East Sea

Australia, France oppose actions increasing tensions in East Sea

Vietnam resolutely protects sovereignty over Hoang Sa, Truong Sa archipelagoes

Vietnam resolutely protects sovereignty over Hoang Sa, Truong Sa archipelagoes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vietnam’s 2021 economic outlook remains positive despite COVID-19 resurgence

Vietnam’s 2021 economic outlook remains positive despite COVID-19 resurgence

The Quad in the Indo-Pacific

The Quad in the Indo-Pacific

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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Vietnam’s 2021 economic outlook remains positive despite COVID-19 resurgence

Vietnam’s 2021 economic outlook remains positive despite COVID-19 resurgence

Despite the complexity of the fourth COVID-19 wave, Vietnam’s GDP growth is forecast to exceed 6.5 percent this year on the back of surging industrial production and global economic recovery, according to Assoc. Prof. and PhD Dinh Trong Thinh, a ...

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The Quad in the Indo-Pacific

The Quad in the Indo-Pacific

The Quad, composed of the United States, Australia, India, and Japan, is not a formal alliance. Still, the group has intensified its security and economic ties as tensions with China rise. What does the Quad do? The Quad, officially the Quadrilateral ...

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Truong Sa – Vietnam’s sacred archipelago

  More than four decades after national reunification, the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago has been changing day-by-day. Those who have helped beautify the islands and islets are also those who firmly defend Vietnam’s sovereignty over them. Truong Sa archipelago consists ...

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Truong Sa lighthouses affirm Vietnam’s sovereignty over seas and islands

Truong Sa lighthouses affirm Vietnam’s sovereignty over seas and islands

In addition to ensuring maritime safety in the surrounding territorial waters, lighthouses on islands of Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago in Truong Sa district of the south central province of Khanh Hoa, have also affirmed Vietnam’s sovereignty over seas and islands. ...

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Vietnam calls for serious implementation of DOC at ASEAN-China SOM

Vietnam calls for serious implementation of DOC at ASEAN-China SOM

The 19th ASEAN-China Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) on the implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) was held in China’s Chongqing city on June 7, in the framework of the special ASEAN-China Foreign ...

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Vietnam gives top priority to developing relations with China: PM

Vietnam gives top priority to developing relations with China: PM

Preserving and developing the traditional friendship and the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership with China is the top priority in the foreign policy of the Vietnamese Party and Government, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh affirmed on June 4. Prime Minister Pham ...

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ARF workshop highlights significance of 1982 UNCLOS

ARF workshop highlights significance of 1982 UNCLOS

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Quang Hieu has described the 1982 UNCLOS as a “Constitution” of the ocean, as it has created a legal framework for the settlement of maritime challenges in the region, including emerging ones. Deputy Minister ...

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The allies did not promise the sea to China

The allies did not promise the sea to China

Of the many myths that surround the history of the South China Sea/West Philippines Sea, one of the hardest to dispel is the idea that during the Second World War, the Western allies promised the disputed Paracel and Spratly Islands ...

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French, Japanese, U.S. navies build logistics network, strengthen relationships

French, Japanese, U.S. navies build logistics network, strengthen relationships

Combined logistics planning by the French Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and the U.S. Navy culminated in ships from each country exercising its ability to sustain each other at sea. Throughout May, the French Navy’s Jeanne d’Arc amphibious task ...

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Intelligence on Sick Staff at Wuhan Lab Fuels Debate on Covid-19 Origin

Intelligence on Sick Staff at Wuhan Lab Fuels Debate on Covid-19 Origin

Report says researchers went to hospital in November 2019, shortly before confirmed outbreak; adds to calls for probe of whether virus escaped lab By Michael R. Gordon, Warren P. Strobel and Drew Hinshaw May 23, 2021 2:57 pm ET WASHINGTON—Three researchers ...

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