Update news East Sea
Deputy Spokeswoman of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pham Thu Hang has voiced the country’s objection to the China Maritime Safety Administration's placement of three light buoys on some entities in Truong Sa (Spratly) of Vietnam.
Ministry: China’s unilateral fishing ban valueless
China's unilateral suspension of fishing activities in the waters under Vietnam's sovereignty in the East Sea is void, said the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
Vietnam to host ASEAN-China meeting on East Sea
Vietnam will host an ASEAN-China meeting on the East Sea in Quang Ninh province in mid-May, according to Ambassador Vu Ho, acting head of the ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) delegation of Vietnam.
Activities in East Sea must strictly comply with int’l law: deputy spokeswoman
Deputy spokeswoman of the Foreign Ministry Pham Thu Hang on April 6 affirmed Vietnam’s consistent viewpoint that activities in the East Sea must strictly comply with international law.
Vietnam objects to Taiwan’s live-fire drills in Ba Binh
Vietnam resolutely opposes to and demands Taiwan (China) to cancel live-fire drills in the waters around Ba Binh (Itu Aba) belonging to Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly), vice spokesperson of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pham Thu Hang said.
Vietnam closely monitors Chinese survey vessel in EEZ
Vietnam is keeping a close watch on the track of China’s geological exploration vessel 4 which is operating in the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), said a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Apple adds Hoang Sa, Truong Sa islands to its map at the request of Vietnam
At the request of the Ministry of Information and Communications, Apple has corrected the mistake, adding Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelagos to the map on the Apple Maps application.
Vietnam demands Taiwan cancel live-fire exercises on Ba Binh Island
Vietnam resolutely opposes and demands Taiwan (China) to cancel its live-fire exercises in the waters around Ba Binh island that belongs to Vietnam's Truong Sa (Spratly), Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang stated on December 2.
Storm Nalgae changes course, gains strength
Tropical storm Nalgae, the sixth of its kind to hit the East Sea this year, has changed its course, and is forecast to gather strength when it is swirling across Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago.
Tropical storm Nalgae heads toward East Sea
A tropical depression strengthened into a storm which is forecast to enter the East Sea in the next two days, according to the national weather bulletin on October 27 evening.
ASEAN, China wish to early adopt Code of Conduct in East Sea: spokesperson
The joint working group of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China held their 37th meeting on the implementation of the Declaration of Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) in Cambodia on October 1-3.
Low- pressure zone in middle of East Sea intensifies into tropical depression
The National Center for Hydrology Meteorology Forecasting reported that a low-pressure zone in the middle of the East Sea has intensified into a tropical depression as of this morning.
World Meteorological Organization removes 'cow tongue' line from map on Facebook page
The World Meteorological Organization has removed a map with a "cow's tongue" line proposed by China on a post on its Facebook page.
Vietnam opposes WMO using map with outlawed nine-dash line
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on August 25 voiced Vietnam’s opposition to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) for having used a map with China’s nine-dash line which has not been recognized internationally.
UNCLOS - key tool for addressing sea-related disputes
After ratifying the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), Vietnam has actively taken advantage of the legal document to protect its sovereignty and settle disputes in the East Sea.
Third storm imminent to East Sea: forecasting centre
The East Sea is likely to record the third storm this year after a tropical depression in the east of the Philippines’ Luzon Island strengthens and moves in the next one or two days.
Dozens of storms forecast to hit East Sea
Up to 10 storms and tropical depressions are forecast to enter the East Sea between now and February, 2023, of which between three and five storms have the potential to directly affect Vietnam.
Vietnam opposes and demands Taiwan to cancel live-fire drills on Ba Binh island
Vietnam resolutely opposes and demands Taiwan to cancel live-fire drills in the waters around Ba Binh island belonging to Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago and not to repeat similar violations in the future.
Vietnam demands China stop military drills in Paracel islands
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.
FM spokesperson reacts to Australian aircraft interception by China in East Sea
All countries should adhere to international law, the 1982 UNCLOS and regulations of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Spokeswoman of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang has said.