Positions in disputed waters are being strengthened by both countries to counter China’s territorial claims
Emplacements for air and coastal defence systems installed on most of its bases in the disputed archipelago to ‘ensure it can strike Chinese facilities’ Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative says the most significant upgrades in the past two years have been…
RCEP, belt and road projects, cross-border cooperation and the advantages of communism were discussed during the call. The Vietnamese Party General Secretary seeks to speed the process of putting cooperation agreements into effect
A US warship sailed near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea on Friday in a freedom of navigation operation, the U.S. Navy said.
Vietnam has pointedly called on all countries to comply with international laws and treaties when passing maritime laws after China enacted a new coast guard law.
Despite seeking a balance between the superpowers, Vietnam desires more robust security ties with Washington.
Vietnam Thursday asked China to stop escalating tensions with actions that exacerbate violations of Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos.
On August 21, Vietnamese Ambassador Pham Sanh Chau met with Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and briefed him regarding China’s increasing assertiveness and show of force in the South China Sea (SCS).
The recent note verbale to the U.N. by the U.K., France and Germany is an unprecedented criticism of China’s South China Sea actions.
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.
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.
Japan has signed a ¥36.6 billion ($345 million) loan agreement with Vietnam to provide the Southeast Asian country with six patrol boats to boost its maritime law enforcement capabilities, as Beijing steps up its claims in the South China Sea.
China’s recent changes to maritime terms regarding the Paracel Islands violate Vietnam’s sovereignty and hold no value, Vietnam has asserted.
The South China Sea is where the rubber meets the road for U.S.-Vietnam security ties, and in this regard, Hanoi has gone as far as it is comfortable.
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.
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
Participating in an arbitration would be a shift from tactics in the case Beijing lost unanimously to the Philippines in 2016. Analysts debate different responses Beijing could take after Hanoi signals it may seek an arbitral resolution to South China…
Vietnam has voiced its objection to China’s installment of undersea cables in the former’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago.
Maritime expert Vu Thanh Ca says China’s vegetables cultivation claim on Vietnam’s Hoang Sa Islands is a ploy to strengthen illegal claims.