Even as the Vietnamese government has kept diplomatic channels with Beijing open, it has also sought to assert and advocate for its own sovereignty and rights by diversifying its diplomatic partnerships and strengthening its own capabilities.
Vietnam on Wednesday accused China of violating its sovereignty by conducting military drills in a disputed part of the South China Sea and said Beijing’s actions were “complicating” negotiations on establishing a code of conduct in the region.
There is elevated hope in India, as in Washington DC, that Vietnam would actively help in trying to checkmate China. This might be an erroneous assessment if we study the China-Vietnam normalisation process.
The presence of Chinese bombers on the disputed Paracel islands in the South China Sea “jeopardises peace”, Vietnam’s foreign ministry said on Thursday, in another sign of disapproval in the region of Beijing’s increased defence activities.
China might see the pandemic as an opportunity to gain the upper hand in the South China Sea, but this could backfire in Vietnam, says an observer.
China’s recent changes to maritime terms regarding the Paracel Islands violate Vietnam’s sovereignty and hold no value, Vietnam has asserted.
A Quang Ninh court sentenced six men to between two and six years in jail Tuesday for smuggling Chinese nationals into the country.
10 Chinese citizens who entered Vietnam illegally were detained Monday along with four Vietnamese accomplices.
Amid the growing Chinese movement in the South China Sea, Vietnam has agreed to pay around a billion dollars to two international companies after cancelling their drill operations following pressure from Beijing, The Diplomat reported.
Australia has joined the United States in stating that China’s claims in the East Vietnam Sea do not comply with international law in a declaration likely to anger China and put more strain on their deteriorating relations.
Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has said Vietnam and China should work together to resolve issues instead of complicating and expanding disputes.
Chinese diplomat meets with Vietnamese counterpart to discuss the waterway, while Beijing-backed investment institution lends US$100 million to bank in Vietnam. Moves come just days after US secretary of state rejects most of China’s claims to South China Sea
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also rejected Beijing’s southernmost claim to James Shoal, located some 1,800 km from the Chinese mainland.
Vietnam has agreed to resume commercial flights to and from China after months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s ministry of transport said on Monday, noting the frequency and timing of flights was still being discussed.
A Chinese Coast Guard ship has once again shown up at Vanguard Bank in the South China Sea, a known flashpoint between Vietnam and China, as per data cited by vessel-tracking software.
Vietnam and the Philippines have criticised China’s holding of military drills in a disputed part of the South China Sea, warning it could create tension in the region and impact Beijing’s relationship with its neighbours.
If Hanoi files an official complaint in its South China Sea dispute with Beijing it could lose more than it wins
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Vietnam has voiced its objection to China’s installment of undersea cables in the former’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago.
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Maritime expert Vu Thanh Ca says China’s vegetables cultivation claim on Vietnam’s Hoang Sa Islands is a ploy to strengthen illegal claims.
Vietnam has objected to China’s vegetable cultivation on an island in the Southeast Asian country’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago.
The final round of the 19th “Chinese Bridge,” an annual Chinese language proficiency competition, for southern Vietnam was held in Vietnam’s southern Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday.
As US seeks to decouple from China, it’s a reach to think Vietnam will easily become the world’s next factory floor
US President Donald Trump has threatened to cut bilateral ties with China, the latest blast in an increasingly violent war-of-words between the world’s two largest economies about the origins of the virus that has killed more than 300,000 people. Adding…
A ransomware attack targeting government systems in Vietnam and several neighboring countries has been discovered by an Israeli cybersecurity firm.