China constructs an illegal runway in Fiery Cross Reef on the East Sea. (Photo: AFP) Washington D.C (VNA) – China and other concerned nations should refrain from actions that further militarise the East Sea and parties need to sit down for negotiation via diplomatic channels to resolve the issue, according to an US expert. China’s growing militarisation of the East Sea makes the situation more complicated and probably causes misunderstanding in an area that has already suffered from many conflicts and complexity, Lindsey Ford, Director for Political-Security Affairs at the US’s Asia Society Policy Institute told Vietnam News Agency during a recent briefing by the University of Pennsylvania’s global research centre Perry World House. The briefing aimed to discuss latest developments in the regional diplomacy, legislation and military as well as policies of the governments of the US, China and other countries regarding to East Sea issues. It was also attended … [Read more...] about US experts: China should refrain from actions further militarising East Sea
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Illustrative image (Source: internet) Bangkok (VNA) – Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce has reported that the country’s exports of fruits and vegetable to China surged 31 percent in the January-May period to 1.2 billion USD. Export revenue of fruit rose 123 percent to 838.61 million USD. Of the figure, earnings from durian accounted for 48.5 percent, followed by longan, mangosteen and coconut. However, export revenue of vegetable in the period was only 361 million USD, a drop of 33 percent year on year. Cassava was the major currency earner of the country which made up 96 percent of the total exports of farm produce to China, followed by beans and dried vegetable. Speaking to the local media, Auramon Supthaweethum, head of the Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce’s Department of Trade Negotiations, said that the ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA) helped facilitate exports of vegetable and fruits. She held that the deal is an important tool for … [Read more...] about Thailand sees strong rise in exports of vegetable, fruits to China
A programme to promote milk products of Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company, Vinamilk, has been held in the Chinese province of Hunan within the framework of the 2019 China International Food & Catering Expo. Since September last year, yogurt products of Vinamilk are sold in He Ma in China. After a year of presence in the Chinese market, Vietnam's dairy brand has been among the top 3 best-selling products. At the launching ceremony on September 21, the leader of Hunan Department of Commerce said he was impressed with Vietnamese dairy products after visiting Vietnam two years ago. Therefore, despite the fierce competition in the Chinese dairy market, he believes that good products will win consumers' hearts. According to the Vietnam Dairy Association, choosing Vinamilk as a representative is to introduce to Chinese consumers high quality Vietnamese dairy products. Last August, a batch of Vietnamese milk was successfully shipped through Huu Nghi border gate and delivered to … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s dairy products promoted in China
Asia News China maintains tariffs must be reduced for phase one trade deal with U.S. Thursday, Dec 5, 2019,16:47 (GMT+7) China maintains tariffs must be reduced for phase one trade deal with U.S. U.S. President Donald Trump meets with China's President Xi Jinping at the start of their bilateral meeting at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 29, 2019 – PHOTO: REUTERS BEIJING (REUTERS) - Tariffs must be cut if China and the United States are to reach an interim agreement on trade, the Asian nation's commerce ministry said on Thursday, sticking to its stance that some U.S. tariffs must be rolled back for a phase one deal. "The Chinese side believes that if the two sides reach a phase one deal, tariffs should be lowered accordingly," ministry spokesman Gao Feng told reporters, adding that both sides were maintaining close communication. On a telephone call last week, China's lead trade negotiator Vice … [Read more...] about China maintains tariffs must be reduced for phase one trade deal with U.S.
Satellite photo shows aerostat-shaped object floating on the Mischief Reef. Photo courtesy of ImageSat International (ISI) HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam foreign affairs spokeswoman on Thursday reaffirmed the country’s sovereignty over the Spratly Islands after images showing an airship deployed above the China-occupied Mischief Reef. “Việt Nam has full legal grounds and historical evidence to affirm its sovereignty over the Hoàng Sa (Paracel) and Trường Sa (Spratly) islands,” spokeswoman Lê Thị Thu Hằng told reporters at the regular press briefing. “Việt Nam asked all parties to respect the sovereignty, sovereignty rights and jurisdiction of Việt Nam, to seriously abide by international law and to contribute in a responsible and constructive manner to the sustaining of security, safety, peace and stability in the East Sea (South China Sea),” she added. Israeli satellite … [Read more...] about VN affirms sovereignty following China’s airship deployment to East Sea