12:10 | 29/06/2020
China's Maritime Safety Administration on Sunday announced plans to carry out military drills around the Hoang Sa (Paracel) Islands in the East Sea (South China Sea), an area over which China claims its Vietnam-owned sovereignty. The announcement prohibits all shipping in the area for five days from July 1, according to the asia.nikkei.com.
14:37 | 27/06/2020
The Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam's East Sea Institute General Director Nguyen Hung Son, has warned about China's increasing activity in the East Sea (internationally known as South China Sea) in an interview with Japan's public broadcaster NHK.
07:13 | 26/06/2020
The Philippines strongly opposed plans by China to declare an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on air space above the South China Sea (called the East Sea in Vietnam), Manila’s defense chief said on June 25.
14:41 | 25/06/2020
Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi on June 24 said that negotiations with China on the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea (called the East Sea in Vietnam), delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, should resume soon to ease tensions in the region, reported Japan's Kyodo News.
16:29 | 23/06/2020
The Philippines Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jnr said on June 22 that China had "consolidated and weaponized" the Scarborough Shoal in the East Sea (also called South China Sea). In a wide-ranging television interview, Teodoro Locsin Jnr also discussed China’s occupation of the Scarborough Shoal and US freedom of navigation.
06:20 | 14/06/2020
The Vietnam Fisheries Society has strongly objected to China's actions after Chinese ships rammed and sunk a Vietnamese fishing boat by near Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago in the East Sea (internationally known as South China Sea).
06:29 | 12/06/2020
Countries need to act responsibly, not complicate the situation, and contribute to preserving peace and security in the East Sea, Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang made the call while responding to questions regarding China placing undersea cables in the Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago, at the ministry’s regular press conference on June 11.
07:18 | 11/06/2020
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on June 9 annouced the Philippines plans to spend 1.3 billion pesos (USD 26 million) to build more structures on Thitu Island in Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spartly) Islands, now claimed and occupied illegally by the Philippines, Bloomberg reported.
08:07 | 10/06/2020
Vessel tracking software and satellite imagery appear to show a Chinese ship laying illegally underwater cables between outposts in Vietnam's Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelagoes in the East Sea (known internationally as the South China Sea), the UK-based Daily Express reported on June 9.
05:56 | 09/06/2020
Indonesia recently rejected a Chinese offer for negotiations on the South China Sea (called the East Sea in Vietnam), as Jakarta reiterated that it had no overlapping claims with Beijing in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said that Indonesia’s economic interests are threatened by China’s Nine-Dash Line.
05:24 | 09/06/2020
Four years, after the historic ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (the “PCA” or “Tribunal”) on the dispute between the Philippines and China relating to South China Sea issues in July 2016, some ASEAN members and the US has approached the United Nations, demanding for implementation of the PCA’s unanimous verdict as China consistently refused to accept the Ruling.
15:38 | 07/06/2020
Emeritus professor Carl Thayer, one of the world's leading South China Sea specialists, has said that the US Note Verbale to the United Nations was aimed at challenging Chinese sovereignty claims and winning over littoral states who are being bullied by China.
10:29 | 07/06/2020
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13:55 | 03/06/2020
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (U.N) recently sent a diplomatic note to Secretary General António Guterres protesting China’s unlawful claims in the East Sea (Bien Dong Sea in Vietnamese or called South China Sea).
05:27 | 03/06/2020
Defense ministry's units was required to proactively grasp all matters and provide timely advice to higher levels to firmly safeguard national sovereignty over border, seas and islands.
07:28 | 31/05/2020
Indonesia strongly opposes Beijing’s claims in the East Sea ( called as the South China Sea internationally) by sending a note to the UN’s Chief. This is a strong move in Indonesia's foreign policy, though further collective actions are needed.
16:23 | 30/05/2020
Maritime expert Vu Thanh Ca says China's vegetables cultivation claim on Vietnam’s Hoang Sa Islands is a ploy to strengthen illegal claims.
09:43 | 30/05/2020
The US is set to hand over one of its Coast Guard cutters known as USCGC John Midgett (WHEC-726) to Vietnam in the coming months, VOV reported on May 29.
06:00 | 29/05/2020
"All activities without Vietnam’s permission in the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos are valueless," stressed Vice Spokesman of the Foreign Ministry Doan Khac Viet on May 28.
06:00 | 28/05/2020
Vietnam’s south-central coastal province of Phu Yen was asked to thoroughly understand the importance of the East Sea as well as Vietnam’s rights and interests in this water.