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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Vietnam and Philippines to hold sporting contests on Spratlys

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 11:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Sports diplomacy hits the Spratlys Troops from the Philippines and Vietnam planned a round of sports diplomacy on contested islands in the South China Sea, the Philippines said, as tensions worsen with China. Basketball, beach volleyball and tug-of-war games would be held this weekend on tiny islands that were claimed by the nations to show that rivals could ...

  2. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    In Vietnam, debate grows over legalisation of prostitution

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 10:39pm by AFP

    ... attitude towards the world's oldest profession. In 2008, Oanh was sent to one of Vietnam's notorious rehabilitation camps on the outskirts of Hanoi, joining hundreds of prostitutes ... or making handicrafts. Last year Vietnam suddenly replaced compulsory rehab for sex workers with fines of between US$25 to U$100, releasing hundreds of people from centres across the country. Oanh, ...

  3. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTE

    China accuses Vietnam of ramming its ships 1,416 times around disputed oil rig

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:46am by Reuters

    ... a brief war in 1979 following Vietnam’s invasion of Cambodia. The foreign ministry said China has communicated with Vietnam more than 30 times at various levels, asking it to “stop its illegal ... Reuters in Beijing Foreign ministry says Vietnam's ships have been attempting to break through China’s cordon around disputed islands China has accused Vietnam of ramming its ships ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Priest launches campaign to save Hongkongers on death row in Vietnam

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:14am by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Italian priest petitions to spare two Hongkongers condemned in Vietnam Campaign to save death row inmates Hong Kong activist Father Franco Mella ... the appeal outside Mong Kok East station. More than 500 people had signed by last night. The two men were part of a group of five ethnic Chinese arrested in Vietnam's Guangnam province in May ...

  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA reshuffle strengthens Xi Jinping's hand in corruption fight

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:18am by Angela Meng

    ... of the PLA have been questioned by overseas observers. The PLA has not fought a war since the conflict with Vietnam in the 1980s and its reputation has been tainted by corruption and a lack ... as a company captain in the Sino-Vietnamese war in 1979 and was promoted to deputy battalion commander because of his performance. He fought in the border war with Vietnam in 1984 and led ...

  6. News - China - REGIONAL SECURITY

    Vietnam, Philippines 'hijacking' Asean to press South China Sea claims

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 05:07am by Teddy Ng

    ... to pressure Manila, Hanoi 'using Asean to attack China' The Philippines and Vietnam are "hijacking" the regional bloc Asean to enlist support for their rival claims in the South ... caused anti-Chinese riots in Vietnam last month. Several countries in the region have territorial claims in the South China Sea, including China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Vietnam jails two for anti-China riots as anti-Beijing march is held in Hong Kong

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:31am by Reuters

    ... into our territorial waters … We love our country," said one of the protest organisers, Mo Pak-fung. "We are coming out today because we hope China will leave Vietnam … We don't want a war to occur," added Mo, who comes from Vietnam but has lived in Hong Kong for the past 25 years. Tensions flared between Vietnam and China after Beijing deployed an oil exploration rig ...

  8. News - China - ANALYSIS: DIPLOMACY

    President Xi Jinping vows peace, as PLA top brass talks tough and with Vietnam ablaze

    Posted May 18th 2014, 05:20am by Minnie Chan

    ... that wars are like devils and nightmares." Analysts said Xi and Fang's remarks did not conflict. "Both Xi and Fang sought to warn Vietnam not to provoke China, as Beijing would spare ... after violent attacks targeting Chinese broke out in Vietnam in the wake of China's introduction of an oil rig in a disputed area of the South China Sea. Also on Thursday, a press ...

  9. 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

    ... territorial dispute with China in the South China Sea. China and Vietnam fought a brief but bloody border war in 1979, and clashed at sea in 1988, when China occupied its first holdings ... Reuters US repeats calls on Vietnam to allow more of its Seventh Fleet ships to visit as relations between Hanoi and Beijing worsen following attacks on businesses perceived to be Chinese ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - BUSINESS

    Vietnam threatened with loss of Hong Kong business unless order is restored

    Posted May 19th 2014, 11:47am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Lawmaker representing textile and garment sector says firms may withhold further investment until protests are quelled Hong Kong investors in Vietnam may put ... in Vietnam is holding off on injecting another US$100 million to see how the situation unfolds. But Chung did not provide any more details about the business in question. About 3,000 Chinese ...




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