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Vietnam on June 23 strongly opposed China’s illegal military exercise in the Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago as a serious violation of its sovereignty in the East Sea.

Number of container trucks stranded at northern border gates falls sharply

The congestion of container trucks carrying goods for export at the border gates in the northern province of Lang Son has improved significantly since mid-June, backed by a faster customs clearance process, said the local trade authority.

Vietnamese, Chinese airlines allowed to operate two flights per week

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has agreed to allow airlines of Vietnam and China to operate two flights per week, instead of only one flight per week as before, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) said on June 16.

Shortage of material imports from China slows order growth

The rise in new orders has been slower as some customers have been deterred by sharp price rises, in addition to difficulties in buying materials from China which is imposing stringent Covid-19 restrictions.

Vietnam Fisheries Society opposes China’s East Sea fishing ban

The Vietnam Fisheries Society on May 4 voiced its strong opposition to China’s unilateral fishing ban in the East Sea, known internationally as South China Sea.

China demanded to respect Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa archipelago

Spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang emphasised the demand that China respect Vietnam’s sovereignty while replying to reporters’ question about China’s three-month fishing ban in the East Sea, including the waters of Vietnam, on April 29.

5 years after the PCA ruling, and the war of diplomatic notes

Since late 2019, there were more than 30 diplomatic notes, letters and statements from 13 countries inside and outside the East Sea region referring to positions and views on a number of legal issues in the East Sea.

China, Laos, Cambodia vow to work closely with Vietnam at UN

Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations (UN), on March 10 had a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Zhang Jun, during which the two sides shared views and stances on many issues at the UN.

China requested to respect Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone, continental shelf

Vietnam requests China to respect and not violate Vietnam's exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, and not take actions to complicate the situation.

The essence of China's 'soft power'

American expert on international relations Joseph Nye said that the power of a country, besides "hard power" including military force, population, geography, and strategic resources, also includes "soft power".

Over 1,600 Vietnamese products licensed for export to China

The General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) on February 11 morning issued 1,601 codes for Vietnamese agricultural and food products serving their exports to the Chinese market.

Vietnam receives Vero-Cell COVID-19 vaccine donated by China

The Ministry of National Defence received 300,000 doses of Vero-Cell COVID-19 vaccine presented by the Ministry of National Defence of China at a ceremony held at Noi Bai International Airport on February 8.

Regular flights from Vietnam to China have yet to resume

The Chinese side has yet to agree to restore a regular flight route with Vietnam due to concerns about Covid-19 pandemic developments.

2021: China asserts power in East Sea

China has stepped up the legal war by internalizing the law and increasing the presence of its maritime law enforcement forces and maritime militia to strengthen its claims in the East Sea and reject the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s ruling 2016.

The East Sea in US-China competition in 2021

The year 2021 was a turning point year in competition in the East Sea, between the countries inside and outside the region and China.

Vietnamese goods trucks still stuck at Northern border gates

The General Department of Vietnam Customs has informed that many cargo trucks from Vietnam are still jammed in the China side of the Northern border gates and vice versa due to strict control of vehicle flow for Covid-19 prevention purposes.

Imports from China surge to nearly US$100 billion in Jan-Nov

Vietnam imported goods worth US$99.4 billion from China between January and November, soaring 33.2% compared with the same period last year.

Thousands of trucks stuck at border gates due to China’s strict covid control

It has been more than a week since the congestion of trucks carrying agricultural products to China at the Vietnam-China border gates in Quang Ninh Province began. 

More bad news from China, 4,000 trucks stuck at border gates

About 4,000 trucks are currently stuck and cannot go through the border gates in Lang Son. China has said it will not accept frozen exports for 14 days before and after Tet (Lunar New Year).

Vietnam’s farm exports in deadlock as China changes policy

After tightening technical barriers, China now may suspend imports for at least six weeks during the Tet holiday. About 1 million tons of Vietnamese fruit may suffer from the decision.