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‘Cooperation and struggle’ needed to protect sovereignty: Premier

>> Experts worry over possibility of China setting up ADIZ in East Sea

Vietnam needs to conduct "both cooperation and struggle" activities to safeguard its territorial sovereignty in the East Sea, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has said at a meeting of Vietnam's National Assembly (NA). >> Vietnam premier asks parties to abide by international law in East Sea … [Read more...]

China to build illegal airfield on Vietnam’s Truong Sa

>> Vietnam concerned by violations of int'l law in East Sea: PM  >> China's runway building on island violates Vietnam's sovereignty >> Ministry protests China's illegal act on Vietnam's Truong Sa

China's decision to build an airport on an island belonging Vietnam's Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago highlights its defiant attitude towards the international community and is part of its scheme to exclusively occupy the East Sea, a former Vietnamese border official has said. Tran Cong Truc, former chief of the Government's Border Committee, made the comment in a recent interview with Tuoi Tre about the fact that China has decided to build an illegal airport on Da Chu Thap Island (Fiery … [Read more...]

Expanding Johnson South Reef: What is China’s plot?

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VietNamNet Bridge - Former Deputy Minister of Defence, Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Rinh, confirmed that China's construction activities on islands in Vietnam's Truong Sa Archipelago (Spratly Islands) aim at military targets, laying the foundation for implementation of the "China dream". relate news China's dark designs after 25 years of seizing Johnson South ReefChina is building artificial islands in order to change the status quo of the Gac Ma (Johnson South) Reef and some areas in the … [Read more...]

China’s dark designs after 25 years of seizing Johnson South Reef

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VietNamNet Bridge - The steps taken by China, from Hainan to Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly), from military and civilian coordination, show that China is looking for ways to implement the ambition of monopolizing the East Sea. Twenty-five years after the illegal use of force to occupy Gac Ma (Johnson South Reef) and six other reefs in Vietnam's Spratly Islands, China once again, despite the objections of law and of international opinion, is improving and expanding this reef in order … [Read more...]

Freedom of navigation and sovereignty of Paracel and Spratly Islands

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VietNamNet Bridge - China has been taking advantage of the strategic position of the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes in the East Sea to implement its ambitions of occupying the East Sea, seriously threatening freedom of navigation in an extremely important area of the world. Phu Lam Island (Woody) of Vietnam was occupied illegally by China. Photo: Google Earth in 2012. … [Read more...]

Exhibition on Vietnam’s Hoang Sa, Truong Sa taking place in southern metropolis

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An exhibition on historical materials that prove Vietnam's sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos in the East Vietnam Sea has opened in Ho Chi Minh City, the municipal Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism announced Friday on its website. Ho Chi Minh City Museum" /> … [Read more...]

Fact finding tour of monument honouring soldiers in Gac Ma island, Truong Sa archipelago

Floating flowers to commemorate martyrs in Gac Ma island

(VOVworld) - Chairman of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor Dang Ngoc Tung has visited a construction place for building a park commemorating soldiers who died in mission in Gac Ma island. The construction site is in the north of Cam Ranh peninsula near a road linking Cam Ranh airport to the city center. The park will be built with funding from workers and people to honor soldiers who sacrificed their life in national defense. Chairman of the Confederation, Dang Ngoc Tung:"During the … [Read more...]

Vietnam vice premier to visit US to promote ties

>> U.S. Secretary of State Kerry congratulates Vietnam on National Day  >> US hails Vietnam's goodwill, criticizes China's provocation over sea dispute

During the coming visit to the U.S, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh and his hosts will discuss measures to strengthen the comprehensive partnership between Vietnam and the U.S., the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Le Hai Binh said Thursday. During the two-day visit starting on October 1, the two sides will also discuss activities to mark the 20 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries, Binh said. … [Read more...]

Political News 26/9

VN active in Asia-Pacific stability Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said here yesterday Viet Nam would do its best to serve as a pro-active regional actor to contribute to the peace and stability of the Asia-Pacific region. Minh was speaking to the Asia Society in New York City. The meeting was one of many Minh held on the sideline of the 69th United Nations General Assembly. In his speech, he said all countries with a stake in the future of the Asia-Pacific needed … [Read more...]

VN supports fight against terrorism

HA NOI (VNS) - Viet Nam supported efforts by the international community to combat all forms of terrorism, including acts of violence and extremism, spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry Le Hai Binh said at a press conference in Ha Noi yesterday. Anti-terrorism efforts needed to respect the United Nations Charter; the basic principles of international law, including independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of countries concerned; and guarantee safety for civilians, Binh said. He was … [Read more...]

VN takes measures to protect fishermen in traditional fishing grounds

VGP - Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Hai Binh affirmed that Viet Nam has launched measures to protect its fishermen in traditional fishing grounds at a regular press conference in Ha Noi on September 25. Earlier on September 24, China's Maritime Safety Administration announced that China would conduct a large-scale live ammunition exercise in the South of Hainan Island near Viet Nam's Hoang Sa (Paracels) archipelago. When asked about the impact of the exercise would have on Vietnamese … [Read more...]

Vietnam backs international efforts to fight terrorism

Vietnam supports the efforts undertaken by the international community to combat all forms of terrorism, including acts of violence and extremism, Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Le Hai Binh declared during a press conference in Hanoi on September 25. Anti-terrorism efforts needed to respect the United Nations Charter; the basic principles of international law, including independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of countries concerned; and guarantee safety for civilians, Binh … [Read more...]

Vietnam supports international efforts to fight terrorism

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(VOVworld) - The Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokesman hailed Vietnam's support for international efforts to combat terrorism while respecting the UN Charter and international law. He was responding to reporters question on Vietnam's stance regarding the US-led air strikes against self proclaimed Islamic State militants in Syria. … [Read more...]

Vietnam ready to take fishermen protection measures

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(VOV) -Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Hai Binh has reiterated the Vietnamese Government's readiness to launch necessary measures to protect fishermen's normal activities in traditional fishing grounds at a regular Foreign Ministry press briefing in Hanoi on September 25. On September 24, China's Maritime Safety Administration announced that China would conduct a large-scale live ammunition drill in southern Hainan island near Vietnam's Hoang Sa (Paracels) archipelago. Responding to … [Read more...]

Turning reef into island: China is violating international law

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(VOVworld) - The world media and scholars have repeatedly mentioned China's ambition to occupy the East Sea with its plan to turn the Johnson South Reef (Gac Ma in Vietnamese) into an island and illegal expansion of a number of places in Vietnam's Truong Sa archipelago. What China has been doing is a violation of international law and Vietnam's sovereignty and has escalated tension in the region. Dinh Trung and Thu Hoa report: China has invested approximately 6 million USD in building illegal … [Read more...]

Vietnam condemns China’s activities at Johnson South Reef

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Vietnam has sufficient legal foundations and historical evidence to assert its indisputable sovereignty over Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh on September 11 made the affirmation when announcing Vietnam's diplomatic activities in the future and answering questions raised by domestic and foreign reporters at a regular press conference. … [Read more...]

Vietnam condemns China’s unilateral actions in Truong Sa

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(VOV) -Any unilateral actions by foreign countries to change the status quo on Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago are a serious violation of Vietnam's sovereignty, affirmed Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Hai Binh. These actions go against the 2002 ASEAN-China Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC), and increase tension in the East Sea and the region, Binh told reporters at a regular press briefing in Hanoi on September 11. He was responding to reporters' question … [Read more...]

VN condemns China’s activities at Johnson South Reef

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VGP - Viet Nam has sufficient legal foundations and historical evidence to assert its indisputable sovereignty over Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh on September 11 made the affirmation when announcing Viet Nam's diplomatic activities in the future and answering questions raised by domestic and foreign reporters at a regular press conference. … [Read more...]

Exhibitions highlight sea sovereignty

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(Cinet)- Nearly 200 exhibits confirming Vietnam's sovereignty on the East Sea and over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes are on display at an exhibition which opened in the Mekong delta city of Can Tho on August 26. … [Read more...]