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  1. Tougher action possible but war unlikely in spat

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... because Vietnam and the Philippines were not strong enough militarily, and also because China would tarnish its image of a 'peaceful rise' indelibly if it launched a war. Wu Jianmin, ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Chinese analysts are divided over the country's escalating South China Sea territorial disputes with Vietnam and the Philippines, with some ...

  2. China, Vietnam 'vow peaceful end to sea row'

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... China and Vietnam pledged yesterday to resolve the territorial disputes over the South China Sea through peaceful negotiations, Beijing said following their first high-level talks since ... to a statement posted on the Foreign Ministry's website yesterday. China and Vietnam agreed to 'peacefully resolve their maritime disputes through negotiations and friendly consultations', ...

  3. Net effects

    Posted Dec 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... footage started appearing purporting to show the naval clash in 1988 between China and Vietnam in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. At the climax, a group of sailors standing ... postings. Footage of the brief but exceptionally bloody border war between the former allies in 1979- the most ironic conflict of the cold war- is a hot favourite. It is also accompanied ...

  4. Teething Vietnam is not 'just like China'

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode 'Just like China' is a constant refrain around the region as Vietnam endures the teething troubles of its emergence as a modern Communist Party-ruled capitalist state. Ho Chi Minh City's fledgling stock and property markets collapse after a casino-like run and, of course, it is a case of 'just like China'. Vietnam's state-owned ...

  5. 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

    ... propaganda battle over the disputed South China Sea could yet produce an intriguing victor- the former regime of South Vietnam that it defeated in 1975 after years of war. The stance- both rhetorical ... Vietnam's claimed sovereignty over the Paracel and Spratly archipelagoes. One, from Dr Tran Truong Thuy, of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, notes the exercise of sovereignty by Saigon ...

  6. War veterans in pensions protest

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com More than 500 war veterans demonstrated at Guangzhou's Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall yesterday, demanding pension increases because of the rising ... government for fairer pensions. 'We defended our nation and the dignity of our border 33 years ago against Vietnam but today I can't even feed my family with only about 510 yuan [HK$626] ...

  7. On shaky ground in disputed waters

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... 11-year Vietnam war that pitted the US-backed regime in Saigon against communist Hanoi, supported by China and the Soviet Union, was by then near its end. Until then, the largely uninhabited ... was plotted and monitored by a five-man Politburo team headed by Premier Zhou Enlai that also included Deng Xiaoping, according to a seminal diplomatic history of China during the Vietnam wars ...

  8. Disputed islands are prized catch

    Posted May 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... straightforward take on a complex historical dispute. 'During the war, Vietnam and China were friends. China helped Vietnam's liberation and also helped liberate the islands for Vietnam ... Greg Torode, chief Asia correspondent, on Ly Son Island, Vietnam If the evolving diplomatic battle over the disputed South China Sea has a front line, it could be the island of Ly Son. ...

  9. News - China

    Vietnam president: We oppose China's nine-dash line claim

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 09:17am by Agence France-Presse in Washington, District of Columbia

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington, District of Columbia Vietnam’s president on Thursday voiced firm opposition to China’s claims in the South China Sea but declined to back a Philippine ... including islands close to neighbouring countries. “We cannot find any legal foundation or scientific basis for such a claim and therefore it is the consistent policy of Vietnam to oppose ...

  10. News - Asia

    Vietnam hands lengthy jail sentences to two patriotic, anti-Chinese activists

    Posted May 16th 2013, 10:36am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Awkward position for Vietnam as China is biggest trading partner A Vietnamese court has sentenced two young activists to lengthy prison sentences for distributing anti-Chinese leaflets in Ho Chi Minh City. The People’s Court of Long An province in southern Vietnam sentenced Nguyen Phuong Uyen, 21, to six years in jail and three years of house arrest and Dinh ...




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