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“Grey zone” activities cast a shadow over cooperation and peaceful prospects in East Sea
Grey zone activities augment the risk of confrontation, destabilize the governance of regional laws and orders, and undermine international laws.
19:03, 2023/05/18
Vietnam opposes China’s violations in East Sea
Vietnam said it has the legal basis and evidence to prove its sovereignty over islands in the East Sea (internationally known as the South China Sea).
22:51, 2023/09/21
Vietnam becomes one of first nations to sign High Seas Treaty
Signing the agreement signaled that Vietnam is an active and responsible member of the international community.
17:41, 2023/07/07
BlackPink concert threatened with cancellation over sovereignty issue
BlackPink's concert may be ruined after Vietnamese netizens found out that the organizer, iME Entertainment Group Asia, displays the nine-dash line on its website.
15:16, 2021/08/06
Germany, India send warships to South China Sea: Vietnam upholds free navigation
Vietnam said it advocates maritime activities that comply with international law and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) 1982.
18:34, 2021/08/05
Vietnam demands China to stop violations in Paracel islands
Vietnam requires no recurrence from Beijing in the future.
11:24, 2021/08/03
German warship sails for South China Sea after two decades
The journey shows Germany’s strategy on the diversification of economic partnerships and the strengthening of international law.
21:48, 2021/07/24
CBS 8021, Hamilton-class vessel docks at homeport in Vietnam
This is the second US Hamilton-class ship donated by the US government.
14:19, 2021/07/12
Five years after PCA verdict: China still ignores South China Sea ruling
China has rejected the ruling and claimed 90% of the South China Sea region within a so-called Nine-Dash Line. The region is contested by Vietnam, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, and Taiwan.
18:01, 2021/07/08
Vietnam protests China exploration plan in Paracel Archipelago
Vietnam said any scientific research activities in the waters of Spratly and Paracel islands without Vietnam’s permission is illegal and void.
16:15, 2021/07/01
Group of Friends launched to promote UNCLOS
The group, set up following an initiative launched by Vietnam and Germany, is an open forum for opening exchanges on issues of mutual interest.
20:29, 2021/06/24
Vietnam slams presence of China ship in Spratlys
Satellite imagery showed Chinese maritime patrol aircraft and ship at Fiery Cross Reef of Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands.
05:49, 2021/06/12
2nd US Hamilton-class cutter on way to Vietnam
The vessel is transferred to Vietnam under the US Excess Defense Articles (EDA) program that offers excess military equipment to US partner and allied countries.
06:41, 2021/06/11
Vietnam opposes sovereignty violations on Spratly Islands
Hanoi said it slams all acts that infringe upon its sovereignty rights on the islands.
06:35, 2021/06/10
Vietnam sets up more maritime militias
The militia squadrons are tasked with reconnaissance and maritime exploitation
19:37, 2021/06/08
South China Sea issues test ASEAN-China relations
Indonesia’s foreign minister said ASEAN and China need to continue discussing the Code of Conduct (COC), which progress remains very slow.
20:39, 2021/06/07
Code of Conduct in the South China Sea must be substantive: Vietnam diplomat
Countries express concern that unilateral activities in the South China Sea (called East Sea by Vietnam) recently have increased tensions and eroded trust.
21:50, 2021/06/02
Asia-Pacific addresses emerging maritime issues
Australia and Canada shared the same view with Vietnam on describing UNCLOS as the legal framework for settling maritime challenges.
05:22, 2021/05/28
Vietnam demands the Philippines end violations on Thitu Island: Spox
Vietnam has historical evidence and legal basis to claim its sovereignty over the Spratly Islands that are in line with international law.
19:16, 2021/05/13
Vietnam keeps close watch on latest South China Sea developments: Spox
Vietnam said it has full legal foundation and historical evidence to back its sovereignty claims over Spratlys.
22:19, 2021/05/06
US supports ASEAN in South China Sea issues
The Biden Administration advocates for the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP).
12:47, 2021/04/30
China’s fishing ban in South China Sea goes against international law, Hanoi says
International experts said China’s fishing ban challenges rule-based order.
07:01, 2021/04/09
Firms must respect Vietnam’s sovereignty
Vietnam raised voice after the rampant violations of many international fashion brands.
20:06, 2021/04/08
Vietnam’s army gets ready to protect sovereignty: Spokesperson
Vietnam said its maritime law enforcement forces are performing the obligations specified in Vietnam and international law.
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