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  1. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    China’s state-run newspaper backs ‘non-peaceful’ steps against Vietnam

    Posted May 16th 2014, 09:48am by Reuters in Washington and Shanghai

    ... at China’s military rise and growing assertiveness, Vietnam has broadened its military relationships in recent years, most notably with Cold War-era patron Russia but also with the United States ... points finger of blame for Vietnam unrest at US strategic 'pivot' to Asia The state-run Global Times newspaper backed the use of “non-peaceful” measures against Vietnam ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1513297/pla-general-blames-vietnam-unrest-says-china-will-not-lose-inch-disputed
  2. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    US envoy nominee to Vietnam, Ted Osius, open to lifting arms ban

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 11:11pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US envoy nominee open to ending arms ban US President Barack Obama's nominee to become his country's next ambassador to Vietnam said it may be time for Washington to consider lifting a ban on the sale and transfer of lethal weapons to the former American enemy. Ted Osius told his Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday that the United States had made ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1535738/us-envoy-nominee-vietnam-ted-osius-open-lifting-arms-ban
  3. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    US Navy renews call for ship visits to Vietnam as tensions with China worsen

    Posted May 15th 2014, 04:43pm by Reuters

    ... William Marks said in an e-mailed response to questions about US naval relations with Vietnam. The United States and Vietnam have been gradually deepening military ties in the face of what ... with the United States, including intelligence sharing. “At this point, kissing up to the US has got to be in Vietnam’s long-term interests, as well as being a vital tactic in the short-term,” he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1512716/us-navy-renews-call-ship-visits-vietnam-tensions-china-worsen
  4. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Firm grip kept on anti-China protests in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

    Posted May 19th 2014, 02:55am by STAFF, AP

    ... interference from the authorities. Those protests were covered enthusiastically by state media- a sign that they had been tacitly approved by the government. But yesterday, the authorities maintained ... attacked. But the authorities seemed eager to prevent a repeat of the riots yesterday, amid rumours of protests on social media. Police units were deployed at the gates of industrial parks around Ho ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1515157/firm-grip-kept-anti-china-protests-hanoi-and-ho-chi-minh-city
  5. News - Hong Kong - VIETNAM

    Hong Kong issues Vietnam travel warning after mobs torch Chinese factories

    Posted May 14th 2014, 12:23pm by Denise Tsang

    ... the protests, according to a statement from the city-state's foreign ministry. "Singapore views this issue very seriously given our close economic cooperation with Vietnam," the ministry said in the statement. The government had "requested the Vietnamese authorities to restore order urgently". The United States issued an appeal for the dispute over the oil rig ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1511834/factories-set-ablaze-during-anti-china-protests-vietnam
  6. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam PM urges nation to ‘defend fatherland’s sovereignty’ in row with China

    Posted May 16th 2014, 02:04pm by Associated Press in Hanoi

    ... the peaceful protests, a clear sign of state sanction. “The prime minister requests and calls on every Vietnamese to boost their patriotism to defend the fatherland’s sacred sovereignty with actions ... economic and military might, have seen it take an increasingly assertive stance to its claims in the sea, triggering increased tensions and incidents between it and claimant states. The anti-China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1513394/vietnam-prime-minister-texts-citizens-urging-defence-nation-amid-anti
  7. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam sentences blogger to 15 months in prison for criticising state

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 09:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi 15-month sentence for former culture ministry official follows similar punishment of journalist State critic jailed for blog dissent Vietnam has jailed a prominent blogger for 15 months on a charge of anti-state activity, the second such sentencing in a fortnight in a nation where perceived dissent is severely punished. Pham Viet Dao, 61, a communist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1452589/vietnam-sentences-blogger-15-months-prison-criticising-state
  8. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam arrests demonstrators in renewed anti-Chinese protests

    Posted May 18th 2014, 01:20pm by Staff Reporter and AP

    ... police and plainclothes men with earpieces had prevented reporters from talking to demonstrators in Ho Chi Minh City. Police and military police units have been deployed at the gates ... anti-China protests that drew thousands of people, a rare step widely seen as a way of amplifying state anger against Beijing. Doing so was risky for authorities: dissident groups joined ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1514821/anti-chinese-protests-continue-erupt-vietnam-sunday
  9. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnamese woman self-immolates in anti-China protest

    Posted May 24th 2014, 02:22pm by Agence France-Presse in Hanoi

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Woman dies after setting herself alight outside the Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City in a protest against China placing an oil rig in disputed waters Vietnamese woman committed suicide by setting herself on fire in an apparent protest against China’s placement of an oil rig in contested waters that has aroused deep anger in Vietnam, state media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519232/vietnamese-woman-self-immolates-anti-china-protest
  10. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam arrests 2 dissident bloggers

    Posted May 06th 2014, 11:31am by Associated Press in Hanoi

    ... release to three dissidents, one of which flew directly from prison to the United States, which brokered a deal to secure his release. The unusual move was seen by some as a ploy to help ease ... managing editor Ngoc Thu have been repeatedly targeted by hackers with suspected links to the Vietnam state over the last 18 months. She said the arrests were “groundless” and insisted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1505682/vietnam-arrests-2-dissident-bloggers

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