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  1. News - Asia

    Vietnam detains anti-China protesters

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Vietnam detains anti-China protesters Vietnam yesterday detained about 30 anti-China protesters in Hanoi, amid growing tensions over rival territorial claims ... to a "rehabilitation" centre on the outskirts of the capital. Vietnam and China have long-standing territorial disputes over the Spratly and Paracel Islands, which both countries claim, and often trade ...


    Spratly Islands dispute defines China-Vietnam relations 25 years after naval clash

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode, Chief Asia correspondent 25 years after China's naval clash with Vietnam at Johnson Reef, a second military battle is seen as unlikely- but Beijing's ambitions are growing Spratly island tensions persist The 25th anniversary this past week of the naval clash between China and Vietnam in the Spratly Islands is not merely cause to reflect on history; it speaks ...

  3. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam breaks up rare anti-China protests

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 11:18am by Reuters in Hanoi

    ... Reuters in Hanoi Vietnam held rare but brief protests against China in its two major cities on Sunday after Beijing demanded that Hanoi stop unilateral oil exploration in disputed waters ... with neighbours, including the Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, Brunei and Malaysia over claims to parts of the potentially oil- and gas-rich South China Sea. China lays claim to almost the whole of the sea, ...

  4. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    India mulls sending naval ships to Vietnam

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode India mulls naval ships off Vietnam India's naval chief has raised the prospect of sending ships into the disputed South China Sea to defend its oil exploration interests off Vietnam- a move certain to rile China. The comments from Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi on Monday come after days of escalating tensions, including international concerns over new ...

  5. 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

    ... Agencies in Hanoi Hanoi denies Chinese boats cut survey ship cables on purpose this time Vietnam plays down reported flare-up in sea dispute The head of state-run energy giant PetroVietnam has attempted to hose down reports that Chinese fishing vessels deliberately sabotaged cables of a seismic ship in Vietnam-controlled waters of the South China Sea, calling the incident ...

  6. News - China

    Vietnam condemns China sea claims as 'serious violation'

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 04:41pm by Reuters in Hanoi

    ... Reuters in Hanoi Vietnam steps up sea patrols as tensions with China escalate Vietnam condemned on Tuesday China’s claims to disputed South China Sea islands as a serious violation of its ... islands was the strongest yet from Vietnam since tension flared this year and came after India declared itself ready to send navy ships to safeguard its interests in the disputed waters. Claims ...

  7. Hong Kong face moment of truth in Vietnam friendly

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Chastened by a 3-0 defeat by China on Friday night, Vietnam will be out to redeem their pride when they take on Hong Kong in a friendly international ... played since the Scot-born Australian took charge in January. 'This result against China makes for an interesting game,' he said. Vietnam sacked German coach Falko G?tz at the end ...

  8. Vietnam told not to complicate sea claims

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of a four-day visit by Trong at Hu's invitation. It is his first trip to China since he was elected general secretary of Vietnam's Communist Party in January. Vice-President Xi Jinping also ... timely guidance. Vietnam and China, as well as the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Taiwan, have overlapping claims to parts of the South China Sea, believed to be rich in oil and gas deposits ...

  9. China, Vietnam seal accord over maritime territory

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com China and Vietnam have agreed to seek a long-term resolution to a territorial dispute in the South China Sea that has stoked tensions between the two ... is also Communist Party chief. China and Vietnam- as well as the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Taiwan- have staked sovereignty claims over parts of the sea. Under the agreement, the two sides ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How will China deal with region's distrust?

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... territorial disputes with China in the East China and South China seas respectively. And on the agenda is likely to be not just hardware- what Japan can do to help Vietnam further develop its ... the Philippines and Vietnam have never been close, their disputes with China have pushed them much closer together. "We swap notes and we strategise in how to handle China," said one Philippine ...




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