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Sino-Japanese relationship on the South China Sea issue and ASEAN’s role

Sino-Japanese relationship on the South China Sea issue and ASEAN’s role

Co-chairs’ press release of the 23rd ASEAN-EU ministerial meeting

Co-chairs’ press release of the 23rd ASEAN-EU ministerial meeting

Joe Biden’s new approach in the South China Sea

Joe Biden’s new approach in the South China Sea

Về khả năng va chạm Mỹ – Trung Quốc ở Biển Đông

Về khả năng va chạm Mỹ – Trung Quốc ở Biển Đông

Launch of the U.S.-EU Dialogue on China

Launch of the U.S.-EU Dialogue on China

Ancient maps affirm Vietnam’s sovereignty over archipelagos

Ancient maps affirm Vietnam’s sovereignty over archipelagos

Australia to Join U.S., India, Japan for Naval Exercise “Malabar 2020”

Australia to Join U.S., India, Japan for Naval Exercise “Malabar 2020”

Fish stocks in East Sea fall sharply

Fish stocks in East Sea fall sharply

Note Verbale of France, Germany and the United Kingdom

Note Verbale of France, Germany and the United Kingdom

AUSMIN 2020: China’s maritime claims not valid under international law

AUSMIN 2020: China’s maritime claims not valid under international law

Malaysia rejects China’s claim to maritime features in East Sea

Malaysia rejects China’s claim to maritime features in East Sea

As China ‘will definitely retaliate’ military provocation, experts warn US not to escalate tensions

As China ‘will definitely retaliate’ military provocation, experts warn US not to escalate tensions

China: serious violation of international law by occupation of Paracel Islands

China: serious violation of international law by occupation of Paracel Islands

On January 17, 1974, taking advantage of the ongoing Vietnam War, China deployed a large naval force to attack and occupy the Paracel Islands. China’s use of force to take control of the Paracel Islands seriously violated not only the ...

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China’s use of force to take over features in Spratly Islands for monopoly of the South China Sea

It was not until 1988 that there was Chinese presence in the Spratly Islands (Itu Aba Island was occupied by the Republic of China in Taiwan). Taking advantage of Vietnam’s difficulties in the late 1980s, China dispatched its navy to ...

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How Vietnam is winning its ‘war’ on coronavirus

How Vietnam is winning its ‘war’ on coronavirus

A densely populated neighbor of China, Vietnam has a weak health care system and a low budget for combating the coronavirus. So how has it managed to keep its COVID-19 infection rate so low? As the coronavirus pandemic rages in ...

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14-day quarantine mandatory for everyone entering Vietnam from March 21

14-day quarantine mandatory for everyone entering Vietnam from March 21

All of the passengers entering Vietnam will have to undergo a 14-day concentrated quarantine period as from 0:00 on March 21, according to the Ministry of Transport.  All of the passengers entering Vietnam will have to undergo a 14-day concentrated ...

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India conference discusses challenges, perspectives in East Sea

India conference discusses challenges, perspectives in East Sea

The East Sea was the theme of a conference held in New Delhi, India, on November 29 with current challenges and future perspectives in the waters under focus. An overview of the conference (Photo: VNA) The East Sea was the ...

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India, Canada stresses significance of navigation routes through East Sea

India, Canada stresses significance of navigation routes through East Sea

India feels that maritime links through the East Sea are critical to peace, stability, prosperity and development of the Indo-Pacific region due to which it is vital to ensure freedom of navigation. Vijay Thakur, Secretary (East) at the External Affairs Ministry of ...

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UNCLOS – important legal instrument to solve maritime issues

UNCLOS – important legal instrument to solve maritime issues

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a ceremony in Hanoi on November 14 to mark the 25th anniversary of the entry into force of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and Vietnam’s membership of ...

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Has China’s presence in the South China Sea exacerbated tensions with its smaller neighbours?

Has China’s presence in the South China Sea exacerbated tensions with its smaller neighbours?

Right now, China and its southern neighbours are fighting a regional sea-battle with global implications. At stake is a cornerstone of the international rules-based system: should states respect the treaties they have signed or use force to get their way? ...

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Vietnam’s Need to Become a Proactive Middle Power

Vietnam’s Need to Become a Proactive Middle Power

Vietnam’s Need to Become a Proactive Middle Power The most frequently-asked question from U.S. scholars and experts visiting Vietnam these days is, “What does Vietnam want from the United States when it comes to the South China Sea?” Given the ...

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Foreign experts criticise China’s actions in South China Sea

Foreign experts criticise China’s actions in South China Sea

Leading foreign experts have voiced their concerns over China’s recent actions in the South China Sea, which is called the East Sea in Vietnam, while speaking at the ongoing 11th South China Sea International Conference in Hanoi. President of the ...

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Foreign scholars condemn China’s bullying behaviour in East Sea

Foreign scholars condemn China’s bullying behaviour in East Sea

China is engaged in a long-term and consistent campaign of coercing Southeast Asian countries to abandon their legitimate rights in the East Sea. China’s recent activities in the East Sea are contrary to international laws, including the United Nations Convention ...

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On the way to the largest naval power: China wants sea

On the way to the largest naval power: China wants sea

The “New Silk Road” is to extend Beijing’s influence on the water – to the North Sea. It’s not just about economic interests. The huge project intensifies military tensions. Hardly any major project of the Chinese government is internationally so ...

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Fish for peace in the South China Sea

Fish for peace in the South China Sea

This article comments favorably on the CSIS expert working group’s blueprint for establishing regional cooperative arrangements in the South China Sea. Yet this article proposes an alternative—or supplementary—approach. Quite a few scholars have come up with proposals for how to ...

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What Vietnam needs to do to counter Chinese intrusion in the Vanguard Bank

What Vietnam needs to do to counter Chinese intrusion in the Vanguard Bank

From July 3, 2019, Chinese survey ship Haiyang Dizhi 8 entered the Vanguard Bank in Vietnam’s EEZ to “conduct a seismic survey”. This is the most serious incident by China in the last 5 years since its installation of the ...

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Vietnam respects, fully implements UNCLOS 1982

Vietnam respects, fully implements UNCLOS 1982

Vietnam actively participated in the negotiation process and building of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and has made significant efforts in enforcing the pact. Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Vietnam actively participated in the negotiation ...

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History records prove Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa, Truong Sa

History records prove Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa, Truong Sa

Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) are two big archipelagos with key strategic locations among Vietnam’s islands, and the country’s sovereignty over them is clearly reflected through historical documents. Fishing boats on the waters off the coast of Cat ...

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Vietnam demands China to withdraw ships from its territorial waters

Vietnam demands China to withdraw ships from its territorial waters

Vietnam resolutely opposes Chinese survey vessel group Haiyang Dizhi 8’s continued serious violations of Vietnam’s sovereignty right and jurisdiction in territorial waters as defined in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the Foreign Ministry’s ...

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Joint Statement by France, Germany and the United Kingdom on the situation in the South China Sea today (29.08.2019):

Joint Statement by France, Germany and the United Kingdom on the situation in the South China Sea today (29.08.2019):

We are concerned about the situation in the South China Sea which could lead to insecurity and instability in the region. We call on all coastal States of the South China Sea to take steps and measures that reduce tensions ...

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Statement by the Spokesperson on recent developments in the South China Sea

Brussels, 28/08/2019 – 15:14, UNIQUE ID: 190828_5 Unilateral actions during the past weeks in the South China Sea have resulted in mounting tensions and a deterioration of the maritime security environment which represents a serious threat to the peaceful economic ...

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Japanese FM stresses need of upholding law in East Sea

Japanese FM stresses need of upholding law in East Sea

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono (Photo: VNA) Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono on August 27 stated that his country opposes any action that intensifies tensions in East Sea. The minister made the statement in response to a request by a ...

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