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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

U.S. Carriers Send a Message to Beijing Over South China Sea

“China is just pushing on all fronts,” a former defense official told Foreign Policy. “I’m worried at some point that the dam is going to break somewhere.” BY JACK DETSCH | JULY 9, 2020, 4:58 PM Faced with increasingly brazen ...

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European powers and the South China Sea

European powers and the South China Sea

The long-standing disputes in the South China Sea over the ownership of its many features, reefs, atolls, and rocks over the last few years have seen tensions rise between China, littoral states as well as external powers such as the ...

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Vietnam objects to China’s vegetable cultivation in Hoang Sa archipelago

Vietnam objects to China’s vegetable cultivation in Hoang Sa archipelago

Vice Spokesman of the Foreign Ministry Doan Khac Viet on May 28 repeated that all activities without Vietnam’s permission in the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos are valueless. Mr Doan Khac Viet Vice Spokesman of the Foreign ...

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Vietnam a reliable destination for investors post-COVID-19: Int’l media

Vietnam a reliable destination for investors post-COVID-19: Int’l media

International media has continuously praised Vietnam for its successful containment of COVID-19, which can make it a reliable destination for investors seeking to resume production.  International media has continuously praised Vietnam for its successful containment of COVID-19, which can make ...

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Experts call China’s actions in East Sea breaches of international law

Experts call China’s actions in East Sea breaches of international law

Experts have condemned China’s recent actions in the East Sea, saying its moves have escalated tensions in the region and infringed upon international law. Talking to the Vietnam News Agency (VNA), Derek Grossman, a senior analyst at the US-based RAND ...

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US, EU condemns China’s recent actions in East Sea

US, EU condemns China’s recent actions in East Sea

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on April 23 criticised recent actions of China in the East Sea, including its announcement of the establishment of “Xisha district” (Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago) and “Nansha district” (Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago) ...

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China’s “Four Shas” claim in the South China Sea and its legal trickery

China’s “Four Shas” claim in the South China Sea and its legal trickery

On July 12, 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague granted an award on the Philippines vs. China case filed in 2013. This award completely rejected both the historical rights and the Chinese interpretation of UNCLOS 1982 ...

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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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