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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, ... by the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Taiwan and China which calls them the Nansha Islands. All the claimants except for Brunei have for decades occupied islands in the group in a bid to block ...

  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    China, Vietnam back new Thai military government after West's disavowal

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 10:20pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Army supporters stage protest over Australia's downgrading of ties following coup Vietnam, China back new Thai government China and Vietnam have expressed support ... of Yingluck Shinawatra. "China's and Vietnam's ambassadors to Thailand met Supreme Commander General Thanasak Patimaprakorn yesterday and assured us that they still have a good ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. 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 ...


    Vietnam edges closer to old US foe as maritime dispute with China heats up

    Posted May 29th 2014, 11:33pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok and Julian Ryall Territorial dispute with China is pushing Hanoi further into partnership with Washington, but analysts say that strategy has risks of its own Vietnam edges closer to old foe The territorial row with Beijing in the South China Sea is nudging Vietnam closer to the US and its regional allies, Japan and the Philippines, analysts say. But Hanoi has ...

  6. Business - Commodities

    Chinese rig off Vietnam likely to strike gas, experts say

    Posted May 30th 2014, 01:10am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Gas 'likely' to be found by disputed China rig A Chinese oil rig, the deployment of which in waters claimed by Vietnam early this month triggered a rupture in ties, has ... Deployment of the rig on May 2 set off anti-Chinese riots in Vietnam, and scores of Vietnamese and Chinese ships remain squared off around the platform. The rig lies about 330km east of Vietnam ...

  7. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Tensions between China and Vietnam escalate in row over boat sinking

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:24am by Keira Lu Huang, Kristine Kwok and Teddy Ng

    ... security zone Beijing, Hanoi in new row over ramming incident near disputed oil rig in South China Sea Tensions between China and Vietnam continued to escalate yesterday as both nations traded accusations over the sinking of a Vietnamese vessel near a controversial oil rig in a disputed area of the South China Sea. Vietnam's foreign ministry lodged a protest with the Chinese embassy ...

  8. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Near miss on Danang runway after trainee air traffic controller left in charge

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 10:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi, Vietnam Near miss on runway as intern left in charge Two planes nearly collided at an airport in central Vietnam after a young intern was left in charge ... revoked, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) said. "The incident seriously threatened aviation safety. If it had not been spotted in a timely manner, it would have led ...

  9. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Chinese drilling rig off Vietnam likely to strike gas, experts say

    Posted May 29th 2014, 03:18pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Hong Kong A Chinese oil rig, the deployment of which in waters claimed by Vietnam early this month triggered a rupture in ties, has a good chance of finding enough gas to put ... moving the rig there Wu Shicun, National Institute for South China Sea Studies Deployment of the rig on May 2 set off deadly anti-Chinese riots in Vietnam, and scores of Vietnamese and Chinese ...

  10. 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 ...




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