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“This is the time for China to give up the 9-dash line. This does not affect their interests,” said Dr. Li Nan, a research fellow at the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, at a recent online seminar on the East Sea.

Japanese Deputy FM expresses concerns over recent developments in East Sea

Deputy Foreign Minister and head of SOM ASEAN of Viet Nam Nguyen Quoc Dung and Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Takeo Mori co-chaired the 35th ASEAN-Japan Forum, which was held virtually on October 14.

US rejects China’s claims to resources across most of East Sea

US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo affirmed on July 13 that China’s claims to offshore resources across most of the East Sea are completely unlawful, as is its campaign of bullying to control them.

EU Ambassador voices concern over unilateral actions in East Sea

The EU is committed to the legal order for the seas and oceans based upon international law, maritime security and cooperation, as well as the freedom of navigation and overflight, in the interest of all states, 

World experts voice over East Sea issues again

Discussions at the event help address the heat of conflicts which threaten the regional security.

Efforts to prevent nine-dash line’s presence in products

The presence of an illegal nine-dash line in several products in Vietnam has provoked alarm over the need for people to increase their vigilance on the violation of sacred national sovereignty.

Foreign experts criticise China’s actions in East Sea

Leading foreign experts have voiced their concerns over China’s recent actions in the East Sea, while speaking at the ongoing 11th East Sea International Conference in Hanoi.

The beauty of Vietnamese fisherman's life

Fishermen continue to work hard at sea with sun, wind and waves. The hard work of fishermen has created a unique beauty in labor. The beauty was recorded by Nguyen Van Truc - Thua Thien Hue.

Developments in East Sea, impact of trade war on VN National Assembly agenda

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh today delivered a report on developments in the East Sea and the impact of the U.S.-China trade war at the National Assembly’s ongoing eighth sitting.

Entertainment Events in Vietnam from October 28 to November 3

A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events to take place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Paracel and Spratly Islands have never appeared in Chinese administrative maps

In China’s ancient maps, this country’s southernmost point is Hainan Island.


Chinese coastguard ships ‘deliberately visible' in the East Sea

Some Chinese coastguard vessels deployed in the East Sea have deliberately made themselves visible to rival claimants of the contested waters by turning on tracking signals – a move analysts described as an attempt to assert sovereignty.


Chinese illegal activities hinder COC negotiation process: Vietnamese diplomat

This is not the first time Vietnam expressed concerns about China’s violations in the East Sea.

Travel brochure featuring nine-dash line found at ITE HCMC

HCMC authorities have discovered a Chinese map with a nine-dash line featured in a Chinese travel brochure was displayed at the International Travel Expo (ITE HCMC), which took place last month in the city.

China is resorting to new forms of bullying in the East Sea

Less is heard these days about China’s massive terraforming operations in the East Sea, which not long ago exercised neighbours as well as the United States.


Events in Hanoi & HCMC on October 14-20

A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events to take place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

VN Communist Party members asked to ponder East Sea situation

The analysis must be predictable about the global and regional situation and impact on the country.

Rule of law: Solution for peace in the East Sea

China, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines and Brunei all approved the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 (UNCLOS). This Convention prohibits the use of and threat of using force in the settlement of disputes at sea.


Vietnam maritime strategy: Be careful with under-war-threshold actions

Tensions in the East Sea are still under control, without armed war, but the acts of using or threatening to use force have been recorded with many different forms.


Joyful dragon dance festival celebrates Hanoi's liberation

The 2019 Hanoi Dragon Dance took place at the intersection of Dinh Tien Hoang and Hang Dau streets, in Hoan Kiem Lake's pedestrian area, on October 6, to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the capital’s Liberation Day (October 10).