Vietnam reaffirmed Friday its opposition to all claims that are not consistent with international laws including UNCLOS, the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
Vietnam’s statements on the South China Sea at international forums reveal a subtle, defensive strategy – one that hasn’t been enough thus far.
Vietnam is carrying out construction on three islands in the South China Sea at the same time, satellite images show.
The South China Sea in the Western Pacific Ocean has become one of the most conflicted zones of the world.
Vietnam expressed strong opposition Thursday to China illegally landing its aircraft on Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago as a violation of its sovereignty.
Chinese foreign minister’s remarks follow call from US vice-president for Southeast Asian countries to resist Beijing’s ‘bullying’ in disputed waters. Vietnam is likely to continue its pragmatic balancing act between the two powers, and remain a reliable partner to all,…
Tokyo says the new deal elevates the Japan-Vietnam defence partnership to a ‘new level’.
The foreign minister says the two countries should be vigilant to resist the intervention of extraterritorial forces in the South China Sea.
Recent conditions—and China’s provocative actions—have set the stage for a new relationship.
Netflix Inc. stopped offering the political TV drama Pine Gap in Vietnam after the government’s Department of Radio, Television and Electronic Information said it violated sovereignty laws by depicting a map indicating South China Sea islands are not Vietnamese territory.
According to the National Institute for South China Sea Studies, Vietnam is strengthening its maritime militia. Though the figures appear to be exaggerated, Vietnam’s action is propelled by the escalating Chinese aggressive activities.
Foreign ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang affirmed Friday that Taiwan’s drills in waters off Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands are a violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty and should not be repeated.
“No Vietnamese leader has any intention of making concessions to China on sovereignty,” former Deputy Minister of National Defense Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh has said unequivocally.
Vietnam assumed the chairmanship of the UN Security Council in March 2021 and it is expected to raise issues related to the development and security challenges in different theatres.
The Vietnam Fisheries Society (Vinafish) has strongly rejected China’s fishing ban in the East Vietnam Sea, affirming that Beijing has no right to impose such a prohibition in the Vietnamese waters.
Overlapping exclusive economic zone (EEZ) claims in the waters surrounding the Natuna Islands in the South China Sea have been an irritant in Vietnam–Indonesia bilateral relations for decades.
Senior officials pledge to ‘strengthen strategic communication [and] deepen pragmatic cooperation’ at defence meeting in southern China At separate event, countries’ defence ministers agree to deepen cooperation between their land border militaries
Activities in waters near Hainan, Paracel and Spratly islands have ‘threatened China’s maritime law enforcement and national defence security’, Naval and Merchant Ships says Matter must be ‘taken seriously and dealt with in a timely manner’, it says
It’s no friend of either the US or China – now both are vying for this country to “back a winner” in the South China Sea.
China’s muscling in with missile boats. The Philippines is sending over aircraft. Now another play has laid a stake in the South China Sea.
Companies operating in Vietnam must comply with laws that forbid content that contradicts the nation’s sovereignty over the Spratly and Paracel islands in the South China Sea, Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said at a Hanoi…
China is using militia-run fishing vessels to maintain its illegal presence and exert control over East Sea territory without resorting to direct confrontation, an expert says.
Vietnam was issued a yellow card in October 2017 by the European Commission (EC) because of rampant illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities by Vietnamese fishermen and fishing vessels.
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