China and Vietnam have been locked in a dispute since early July over Chinese survey ship Haiyang Dizhi 8’s activities at Vanguard Bank. Photo: Weibo

Vietnam again accuses China of violating its fishing rights in its exclusive economic zone

  • Three Chinese vessels chased away a local fishing boat from area in South China Sea, according to Vietnamese media
  • Hanoi has been the main critic among Southeast Asian nations of Beijing’s assertiveness in maritime disputes
Topic |   South China Sea

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China and Vietnam have been locked in a dispute since early July over Chinese survey ship Haiyang Dizhi 8’s activities at Vanguard Bank. Photo: Weibo
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A US Navy ship docks at Changi Naval Base in Singapore. Photo: AFP

Singapore renews military bases pact with US amid deepening defence ties with China

  • Washington renews pact granting US forces access to Lion City’s bases until 2035, underlining the city state’s importance to America’s Asia strategy
  • Late leader Lee Kuan Yew once said he had no objections to both the US and China one day having logistics bases in his country
Topic |   United States

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A US Navy ship docks at Changi Naval Base in Singapore. Photo: AFP
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