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  1. News - Asia

    Vietnam detains anti-China protesters

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 11:37am by AFP

    ... Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, speaking at a security conference in Singapore, on Friday slammed "groundless" territorial claims in Asian waters and called for self-restraint among ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Asean wants India’s help in China disputes

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 09:54am by AFP

    ... decisive stance in the region. Vietnamese Premier Nguyen Tan Dung asked for New Delhi’s direct intervention over South China Sea territorial disputes while Myanmar President Thein Sein said India’s ...


    Dialogue with China urged on maritime disputes

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Friday warned that miscalculations might disrupt the estimated two-thirds of global trade that moves through the South China Sea. Hagel met separately ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hanoi draws on wartime rival's stance to bolster South China Sea claim

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung last November used televised testimony to the National Assembly to outline China's use of force to occupy the Paracels, it reportedly marked the first ...

  5. China's rivals seek united front

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and friendly consultations' in talks that were said to have been candid. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung visits Tokyo next week, following in the footsteps of Aquino, who was there last ... visiting Vietnamese counterpart, the newly installed Truong Tan Sang. Both countries are claimants to the South China Sea and both Manila and Hanoi have been courted by Beijing in recent months ...

  6. My HK- Tan Menzhong

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tan Menzhong, mainland tourist from Guangxi 'I was in my Guangxi village home in 1997. I knew that Hong Kong had reunited with the mainland at the time, but I was too busy to watch the ceremony on TV. As a Chinese, I was definitely happy to see the reunification. Things have improved for Hong Kong with the mainland supporting it. The most obvious change is that people can now ...

  7. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Vietnam plays down report of flare-up in maritime dispute with China

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... run by the company, had earlier quoted Pham Viet Dung, deputy head of exploration, of accusing the fishing vessels of "harassing" the Binh Minh 2 survey ship when the cables were cut ... in the area", Dung was quoted as saying in Monday's PetroTimes. Dung said PetroVietnam objected to the Chinese boats' actions in Vietnamese territorial waters and said Hanoi must "ask ...

  8. News - China - BOAO FORUM

    Woody Island cruises to start in Hainan this month amid sea disputes

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... military personnel- Tan Li said. Authorities had already chosen scenic spots and routes for the vessels, Tan said. A single cruise ship would serve the route to Woody Island, which lies about 300 kilometres southeast of Hainan, he added. But he did not say how often it would visit the island, which China calls Yongxing Island and which is part of the disputed Paracels chain. Tan was speaking ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How a non-existent island became China's southernmost territory

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by BILL HAYTON

    ... But the committee didn't seem to understand this obscure English term because they translated "shoal" as " tan "- the Chinese word for beach or sandbank- a feature which is usually above water. The committee, never having visited the area, seems to have declared James Shoal/Zengmu Tan to be a piece of land and therefore a piece of China. In 1947, the republic's ...

  10. News - Asia

    China naval build-up 'major concern' for India

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 08:30pm by Agence France-Presse in New Delhi

    ... tensions over disputed Chinese territorial claims in the waters. State-controlled newspaper Petrotimes quoted Pham Viet Dung of the state-owned oil and gas group as saying the incident occurred ...




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