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  1. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    ‘Correct political decisions’ must be made to overcome disputes, Xi tells Vietnam envoy

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:45am by Teddy Ng

    ... Hanoi envoy President Xi Jinping said China and Vietnam should take appropriate steps to address their conflicts as he held talks with a senior Vietnamese politician amid strained ties between ... track. The president met Le Hong Anh, a special envoy of Vietnam's Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong. Anh is on a two-day fence-mending trip after tensions between the two countries ...

  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    State Councillor Yang Jiechi tells Vietnam to stop 'hyping up' oil rig tensions

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:04pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com Sharp remarks by State Councillor Yang Jiechi suggest little progress was made in resolving oil rig dispute in meetings with Hanoi officials Vietnam told to stop 'hyping up' tensions A senior Chinese official told Hanoi yesterday to stop "hyping up" tensions over an oil rig that Beijing has placed off Vietnam ...

  3. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Top Chinese envoy to arrive in Vietnam for talks on 'solution' to South China Sea crisis

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 05:26pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Hanoi A top Chinese diplomat was due to arrive in Vietnam today for the first high-level meeting between the two countries since China’s deployment of a giant oil rig ... Minister Pham Binh Minh tomorrow. He will also meet Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and General Secretary of the Communist Party Nguyen Phu Trong, according to Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry. Read: ...

  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    High-level dialogue between China, Vietnam to be held despite tensions

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:44am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com State councillor to visit Vietnam for annual meeting on bilateral cooperation, but both sides stay silent amid fears of a backlash from public ... the governments since China's deployment of an oil rig in disputed waters off Vietnam's coast on May 1 triggered sea confrontations that almost scuppered bilateral ties. But in a departure from ...

  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Hong Kong experience of Beijing’s new ambassador to Vietnam will prove invaluable, experts say

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 01:31pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Kong will have given China's new ambassador to Vietnam, Hong Xiaoyong, invaluable experience in handling sensitive relations between Beijing and Hanoi at a critical time, experts say. Hong was deputy commissioner in the Office of the Commissioner of Foreign Affairs- the Foreign Ministry's base in the city- before going to Vietnam last month. "The posts of commissioner ...

  6. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Japan temporarily halts aid to Vietnam over bribery case

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 11:53am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Tokyo withdraws aid to Hanoi over bribery case Japan had temporarily suspended official development aid to Vietnam over a bribery case, officials said ... programmes, is suspected of having paid the money to officials in Vietnam, Uzbekistan and Indonesia, the reports said. Vietnamese investigators later arrested six people, including Tran Quoc Dong, ...

  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China wants to avoid court over maritime disputes, says Vietnam official

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 04:42am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok in Singapore kristine.kwok@scmp.com Official claims Beijing made several requests not to take maritime dispute to arbitration China keen to avoid court, says Vietnam China has repeatedly asked Vietnam not to take the two countries' maritime territorial dispute to an international court, a top Vietnamese military official said yesterday. Speaking ...

  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing rejects US, Philippines suggestion it freezes South China Sea projects

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:40am by Teddy Ng

    ... security dialogue will also be held, with the United States taking part. Philippines Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said yesterday that Manila had won support from Vietnam, Indonesia ... the Philippines and Vietnam, as China has become more assertive over its maritime claims in the region. A series of deadly anti-China riots swept through Vietnam in May after Beijing deployed an oil rig ...

  9. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Vietnam reaffirms opposition to China's territorial claims

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agencies in Washington President Truong Tan Sang rejects 'nine-dash line' assertion by China during visit with Obama, but stops short of joining Philippines' UN plea Vietnam reaffirms stance on island row Vietnam's president has voiced firm opposition to China's claims in the South China Sea, but declined to back a bid by the Philippines to take the row ...

  10. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Vietnam's president Truong Tan Sang on visit to Washington

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Sang aims to improve trade and security ties, but will face questions about human rights Vietnam's president on visit to Washington Vietnam ... as Vietnam is one of a dozen nations negotiating the ambitious TransPacific Partnership, and on global efforts to fight climate change. The two nations have steadily boosted military co-operation, ...




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