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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

Vietnam – A safe destination for development of FDI

Vietnam – A safe destination for development of FDI

Foreign investors maintained their trust in Vietnam despite countless difficulties last year and the country is viewed as a safe destination for development, a recent forum in Hanoi heard. Foreign investors maintained their trust in Vietnam despite countless difficulties last ...

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Voters on Truong Sa ready for National Assembly elections

Like voters on the mainland, citizens and soldiers on the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago are eagerly awaiting the day when they can select their representatives in legislatures at all levels. All necessary preparations for the 15th National Assembly election have ...

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International community criticise China’s new moves in East Sea

International community criticise China’s new moves in East Sea

The international community has voiced protest against China’s new moves in the East Sea, including its enforcement of a fishing ban that took effect on May 1 on the sea area covering part of the Gulf of Tonkin and Vietnam’s ...

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EU blames China for endangering peace in South China Sea

EU blames China for endangering peace in South China Sea

An attendant walks past EU and China flags ahead of the EU-China High-level Economic Dialogue at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China June 25, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee The European Union called out China on Saturday for endangering peace in the ...

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Vietnam’s deft diplomacy amid China versus US tensions

Vietnam’s deft diplomacy amid China versus US tensions

    Vietnam following its chairmanship in ASEAN in 2020 as well as the ongoing membership as a permanent member of the UN Security Council has provided the country with more maturity and adept outlook in addressing both security concerns ...

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Winning Vietnam Defends A Line In The Sand

Winning Vietnam Defends A Line In The Sand

Since 2019 Vietnam has been visibly improving its military facilities on several of the Spratly islands that China has been claiming even though the islands are closer to Vietnam and were often occupied by Vietnamese civilian or military facilities. The ...

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South China Sea: The Disputes and Southeast Asia’s Culture of International Law

South China Sea: The Disputes and Southeast Asia’s Culture of International Law

Pham Minh Trang Most observers usually look at the South China Sea disputes with pessimistic eyes. After capturing the attention of the world in 2009, when China for the first time officially introduced the nine-dash-line map, the conflicts in the ...

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Remarks by President Biden on America’s Place in the World

Remarks by President Biden on America’s Place in the World

FEBRUARY 04, 2021 • SPEECHES AND REMARKS U.S. Department of State Headquarters Harry S. Truman Building Washington, D.C. 2:45 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Mr. Secretary, it’s great to be here with you.  And I’ve been looking forward a long time ...

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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

China aims to prevent disputes in the South China Sea from becoming a multilateral issue, and seeks ways to solve tensions through bilateral negotiations. Beijing does not want an influential third party like Japan to enter the region. With this ...

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

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

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union (EU) convened the 23rd ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting (AEMM) on Tuesday, 1 December 2020 via video conference. The Meeting was co-chaired by Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, ...

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Joe Biden’s new approach in the South China Sea

The United States is expected to take a more contained approach to the South China Sea under Joe Biden, but the disputed waters will remain a potential hotspot in the relationship between Beijing and Washington, observers say. Joe Biden is expected ...

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

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 23, 2020 The following is the text of a joint press release by the U.S. Department of State and the European External Action Service. Begin text: On October 23, Secretary of State Michael ...

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Ancient maps affirm Vietnam’s sovereignty over archipelagos

These are maps of Vietnam’s territory during the feudal period, drawn by the country’s dynasties and foreign navigators. All confirm Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago, which has the old name of “Bai Cat Vang” (Golden Sandbank), and ...

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

Australia will join India, the United States and Japan in next month’s Malabar naval exercises in the Indian Ocean, in a move that is expected to strengthen the military relationship between the four countries amid increased tensions with China. The ...

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Fish stocks in East Sea fall sharply

Fish stocks in East Sea fall sharply

 Excessive fishing has caused fish stocks in the East Sea to plunge 95 percent since 1950, a recent report of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) showed. Chinese fishing vessels in the East Sea (Photo: sggp.org.vn) Fish catches also suffered a ...

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Note Verbale of France, Germany and the United Kingdom

Note Verbale UK NV No. 162/20 New York, 16 September 2020 The Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the United Nations presents its compliments to the Secretariat of the United Nations and has ...

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

China’s maritime claims are not valid under international law, according to the Joint Statement on Australia-US Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) 2020 released on July 28.  China’s maritime claims are not valid under international law, according to the Joint Statement on Australia-US Ministerial ...

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

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

The Permanent Mission of Malaysia to the United Nations on July 29 sent a note verbale to the UN Secretary General, saying China’s claim to the maritime features in the East Sea (internationally known as South China Sea) has no ...

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

By Yang Sheng and Liu Xuanzun Source: Global Times Published: 2020/7/28 23:28:40 The guided-missile frigate Yulin (Hull 569) attached to a destroyer flotilla with the navy under the PLA Southern Theater Command fires its main-gun against mock ashore targets during ...

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U.S. Position on Maritime Claims in the South China Sea

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 13, 2020 The United States champions a free and open Indo-Pacific. Today we are strengthening U.S. policy in a vital, contentious part of that region — the South China Sea. We ...

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