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
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.