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Bản Tin Ngày 26 Tháng 6 Năm 2014:

Vietnam Seeks to Step Out of China's Economic Shadow
The lychee harvest is in full swing in Vietnam's northern Hai Duong province, but local officials say fewer Chinese traders have come to buy the sweet and juicy fruit this summer due to concerns about anti-China sentiment. VOA - June 26

Vietnam getting $736M in assistance from EU
The European Union (EU) has pledged US$736.7 million in official development assistance (ODA) to Vietnam for 2014, saying this level of assistance would be maintained in the coming years. Asia News Network – Jun 26

Vietnam upholds 2-year jail term against blogger
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A court in central Vietnam has upheld a two-year jail sentence against a well-known dissident blogger for posting online criticism of the communist government AP – Jun 26

China's Neighbors Are Not Going To Be Happy About This New Map
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has unveiled a new official map of the country giving greater play to its claims on the South China Sea, state media said on Wednesday, making the disputed waters and its numerous islets and reefs more clearly seem like national territory. Business Insider – Jun 25

Vietnam, China Spar Over Vessel-ramming Near Oil Rig
Vietnam and China on Tuesday traded accusations that each had rammed a vessel owned by the other near a Chinese oil rig in disputed waters. VOA – Jun 25

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Bản Tin Ngày 25 Tháng 6 Năm 2014:

China blames Vietnam for ramming ships again
MANILA, Philippines – China accused Vietnam on Tuesday, June 24, of provoking Chinese government ships after the Southeast Asian country said the Asian giant rammed its vessel again near Beijing's oil rig in the South China Sea. Rappler – Jun 25

Vietnam pays $7m in wake of anti-China riots
Vietnam has made an initial payment of more than US$7 million in compensation to nearly 140 businesses, including Chinese companies, which came under attack during anti-China riots last month.  Asia News Netork – Jun 25

Brides for sale: Vietnamese women trafficked to China
Lao Cai (Vietnam) (AFP) - When Kiab turned 16, her brother promised to take her to a party in a tourist town in northern Vietnam. Instead, he sold her to a Chinese family as a bride. – AFP – Jun 25

Singapore: Might not right in territorial disputes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Singapore's prime minister said Tuesday international law should determine how territorial disputes in the South China Sea are resolved, rather than the notion that "might is right." – AP – Jun 25

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Bản Tin Ngày 24 Tháng 6 Năm 2014:

Chinese ships ram, damage Vietnam vessel—state media
HA NOI — A ship belonging to the Vietnam Fishing Surveillance Department was deliberately rammed and seriously damaged by two Chinese ships illegally operating in Vietnamese waters Monday, state media Viet Nam news reported Tuesday. The action continued China’s flagrant violation of international law in placing an oil rig in Vietnamese seas and preventing the nation’s vessels from engaging in their normal activities. Asia News network – Jun 24

Vietnam Vows Stand Against China as Sea Collisions Continue
Vietnam accused Chinese ships of ramming one of its fishing boats yesterday, saying relations between the two countries have been “deeply damaged” by the their standoff over a disputed oil rig in the South China Sea. – Bloomberg – Jun 23

Vietnam asks China to move oil rig
HANOI, Vietnam, June 23 (UPI) --Vietnam's official media reports a request was sent to the Chinese side asking they remove the oil rig positioned in disputed maritime territory

Vietnam Rejects 45 Recommendations by Other Countries on Human Rights
Vietnam rejected 45 of the recommendations by other countries on improving its human rights record, accepting the remaining 185 of them, at the June 20 meeting of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that concludes the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process. – New America Media – Jun 23

Bad Debts Continue to Weigh on Vietnam’s Growth
Banks in Vietnam are struggling to boost lending, weighed down by a stubbornly high ratio of bad debt as well as weak demand, which may make it difficult to meet the economy’s growth target for the year. – Wall Street Journal – Jun 23

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Bản Tin Ngày 23 Tháng 6 Năm 2014:

China’s ‘Three Warfares’ doctrine
WHEN China took its maritime dispute with Vietnam to the United Nations last June 9, did it represent a change in its long-standing policy that disputes in the South China Sea and adjacent seas can only be settled through direct consultations and negotiation of the parties directly concerned? – Malaya Business Insight - Jun 24

Vietnam asks China to move oil rig
HANOI, Vietnam, June 23 (UPI) --Vietnam's official media reports a request was sent to the Chinese side asking they remove the oil rig positioned in disputed maritime territory.

Vietnam suspends crew after jet lands at wrong airport
HANOI: Vietnam's aviation authority has suspended the crew of a plane operated by budget airline VietJet Air after a flight bound for the tourist hub of Da Lat landed at another airport more than 100 kilometres away – AFP - Jun 23

Japan-Vietnam: lures, rewards and bribes
HO CHI MINH CITY - The recent suspension of Japanese aid to Vietnam will do little to uproot the systemic corruption that has long fueled and plagued bilateral relations. With growing strategic relations aimed at jointly counterbalancing China
Asia Times – Jun 23

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Bản Tin Ngày 21 Tháng 6 Năm 2014:

China Moves Second Oil Rig Near Vietnam Raising Tensions
China is sending a second oil rig near Vietnamese waters in the South China Sea. The move appears to increase tensions between the two countries in the area known as the East Sea in Vietnam. VOA - Jun 21

China Sends 4 Oil Rigs To South China Sea Amid Tensions With Vietnam
(Reuters) - China has sent four oil rigs into the South China Sea in a sign that Beijing is stepping up its exploration for oil and gas in the tense region, less than two months after it positioned a giant drilling platform in waters claimed by Vietnam. Reuters – Jun 20

Vietnam, China make no progress in oil rig talks
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A top Chinese diplomat and Vietnamese officials made no progress in talks Wednesday about an increasingly bitter confrontation over a giant oil rig China deployed in the disputed South China Sea, officials said. AP – Jun 20

China says moving 2nd oil rig closer to Vietnam
BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday it is moving a second oil rig closer to Vietnam's coast, showing its determination to press its territorial claims and continue searching for resources in disputed waters despite a tense confrontation with Vietnam over another oil rig to the south AP – Jun 19

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Bản Tin Ngày 18 Tháng 6 Năm 2014:

Vietnam, China make no progress in oil rig talks
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- A top Chinese diplomat and Vietnamese officials made no progress in talks Wednesday about an increasingly bitter confrontation over a giant oil rig China deployed in the disputed South China Sea, officials said. AP 10 min ago

Vietnam, China Hold First High-Level Talks to Cool Sea Tensions
China's top foreign policy official said China and Vietnam face a "difficult period" at talks in Hanoi to calm tensions that have flared over a Chinese oil rig in disputed waters – Bloomberg – Jun 18

China scolds Vietnam for 'hyping' South China Sea oil rig row
HANOI/BEIJING (Reuters)7 - China's top diplomat scolded Vietnamese officials during talks in Hanoi on Wednesday for "hyping up" a row over a Chinese oil rig drilling in disputed waters in the South China Sea, in tough comments that suggest relations will remain rocky. – Reuters Jun 18

China, Vietnam affirm desire to resolve problems
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — China and Vietnam, caught up in an increasingly bitter confrontation over disputed waters, have a common desire to solve their tensions, a top Chinese diplomat said Wednesday. AP Jun 18

China media: Vietnam talks amid territorial tensions
Media discuss Beijing-Hanoi ties as top diplomat Yang Jiechi arrives in Vietnam for talks aimed to ease tension over territorial disputes. BBC Jun 18

Envoy nominee open to lifting arms ban to Vietnam
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's nominee to become the next U.S. ambassador to Vietnam said Tuesday it may be time for Washington to consider lifting a ban on the sale and transfer of lethal weapons to the former American enemy – AP 18 hours ago

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Bản Tin Ngày 17 Tháng 6 Năm 2014:

Chinese diplomat set to discuss oil rig in Vietnam
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- A top Chinese diplomat arrived in Vietnam on Tuesday for the first high-level meeting between the two countries since China's deployment of a giant oil rig off the Vietnamese coast last month increased tensions between the neighbors. 53 min ago

Top Chinese diplomat visits Vietnam as tensions rise in the South China Sea over oil rig
HANOI, Vietnam –  A top Chinese diplomat was due to arrive in Vietnam on Tuesday for the first high-level meeting between the two countries since China's deployment of a giant oil rig off the Vietnamese coast last month increased tensions between the neighbors AP – Jun 17

China, Vietnam to hold 1st talks in oil rig dispute
HANOI, Vietnam -- A top Chinese diplomat arrived in Vietnam on Tuesday for the first high-level meeting between the two countries since China's deployment of a giant oil rig off the Vietnamese coast last month increased tensions between the neighbors. Reuters Jun 17

China Aggression Sounds Wake-Up Call for Vietnam Makers
For more than eight years, Luong Thi Kim Oanh bought cases of thread from China for her garment factory in Hanoi. Last month, rattled by an anti-China riot in her country, she placed her first order from South Korea– Bloomberg Jun 17

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Bản Tin Ngày 11 Tháng 6 Năm 2014:

Vietnam Faces Limited Options in China Sea Dispute
HANOI — Vietnam has curbed the violent anti-China protests that swept the country after a Chinese oil rig began drilling in contested waters. But authorities have not dropped their opposition to the Chinese operation, sending boats to harass the drilling, considering waging a legal case in international courts to resolve the dispute, and courting regional allies like the Philippines. VOA June 11

Vietnam spars with China at UN in maritime spat
Vietnam has hit back against China at UN headquarters in New York, ordering Beijing to withdraw an oil rig and stop "interfering" with maritime safety in an ongoing territorial row. AFP – 6hrs ago

China takes dispute with Vietnam to UN
United Nations– China took its dispute with Vietnam over its deployment of an oil rig in contested waters to the United Nations on Monday, accusing Hanoi of infringing on its sovereignty and illegally disrupting a Chinese company’s drilling operation. Manila Bulletin - June 11

Vietnam Says China Sent Six Warships to Rig in Disputed Seas
Vietnam said China again shifted an oil rig it has placed in disputed waters, with six warships guarding the structure as the two communist countries continue their South China Sea stand-off. Bloomberg – June 11

Vietnam says China moving rig; China denies sending warships
HANOI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Vietnam said on Wednesday a Chinese oil rig at the centre of an increasingly bitter territorial dispute appeared to be on the move again, as China denied Vietnamese accusations that it had sent warships to the scene. Reuters - June 11

China seeks UN support in Vietnam maritime spat
China has accused Vietnam of damaging peace and stability, state media said Tuesday, as it sought to drum up support at the United Nations in an ongoing territorial row. In a position paper sent to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday, China alleged that Vietnam rammed Chinese vessels more than 1,400 times … AFP - June 10

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Bản Tin Ngày 6 Tháng 6 Năm 2014:

China says still no compensation from Vietnam for riot victims
BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Friday it had received no compensation from Vietnam for losses inflicted by anti-Chinese riots in Vietnam last month, demanding that Hanoi pay up and punish assailants responsible for the widespread damage – Reuters – 8 hours ago

Vietnam Seeks Closer Defence Ties With Canada
HANOI, Bernama) -- Vietnam's Defence Ministry is seeking to work more closely with Canada in the defence sector, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.
Bernama June 6

Taiwan Seeks Compensation From Vietnam After Anti-China Riot
Taiwanese companies are seeking cash compensation and interest-free loans from Vietnam's government after hundreds of factories were damaged last month in violent anti-China protests in the Southeast Asian nation. Bloomberg - June 5

China extends protective zone around disputed oil rig
HANOI, Vietnam, --Chinese authorities have expanded a zone of protection around an oil rig in the South China Sea by about 45 percent, a Vietnamese official said. UPI - June 5

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Bản Tin Ngày 5 Tháng 6 Năm 2014:

Vietnam shows video of Chinese ship ramming boat
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam released video footage Thursday showing a Chinese vessel steaming into the back of a Vietnamese fishing boat and tipping it over into waters close to where Beijing deployed a massive oil rig last month – AP 4 hours ago

Video shows Vietnam fishing boat sink after collision with Chinese vessel
HANOI/MANILA (Reuters) - Vietnam state television has broadcast video showing a Chinese ship colliding with a small Vietnamese fishing boat which capsizes in its path not far from where China has parked an oil rig in disputed waters. Reuters – 6 hours ago

Vietnam Says China Still Harassing Boats, Shows Video of Sinking
Vietnam accused China of continuing to ram its boats in disputed waters of the South China Sea and aired video of a Chinese vessel plowing into one of its fishing boats before it sank on May 26 – Bloomberg June 5

Row between China and Vietnam over South China Sea intensifies
BEIJING: Admitting that the row with Vietnam over the deployment of an oil rig in the disputed South China Sea is escalating, China today said the Vietnamese vessels rammed into its ships over 1,200 times in recent weeks to disrupt the drilling.  – The Economic Times June 5

Vietnam PM woos investors after riots
Vietnam's prime minister pledged Thursday to step up economic reforms and prevent a repeat of riots targeting foreign-owned factories, seeking to reassure nervous investors. AFP – 5 hours ago

As sabers rattle, Vietnamese businesses fret
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Like thousands of other factory owners in Vietnam, Nguyen Van Phuc relies on China for the expertise and raw materials needed to keep his production line humming. But spiking tensions between Hanoi and Beijing over maritime territorial claims are threatening that relationship and his bottom line – AP June 3

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Bản Tin Ngày 3 Tháng 6 Năm 2014:

Japan temporarily halts aid to Vietnam over bribery case
Tokyo (AFP) - Japan has temporarily suspended official development aid to Vietnam over a bribery case, officials said Tuesday, dealing a possible blow to Tokyo's efforts to shore up its relationship with Hanoi – AFP - June 3

At least 12 Vietnam students killed in Thailand crash
Twelve Vietnamese students and a Thai van driver died after their chartered vehicle collided head-on with an 18-wheel truck in Chaiyaphum's Kaeng Khro district yesterday morning. The van burst into flames after the smash. – Asia One – June 3

Vietnam needs break from China
HANOI, Vietnam, June 2 (UPI) --Amid tensions over a Chinese oil rig in disputed waters, an economic policy center in Hanoi said Vietnam needs to take steps to reduce its ties to China. – UPI – June 2

Japan to temporarily suspend ODA to Vietnam over bribery case
Japan told the Vietnamese government Monday it will temporarily suspend official development assistance due to an alleged bribery case involving a Japanese-funded Hanoi urban railway project, the Japanese embassy here said – Global Post – June 2

Vietnam seeks international arbitration over South China Sea

Beijing: Vietnam has warned that it has no option but to seek international arbitration over the South China Sea standoff with China if Beijing continued to push it to do so by their activities in the disputed Islands. – Zeenews India - June 2

Vietnam Threatens Legal Action Against China
A number of Vietnamese officials have now threatened to bring legal action against China over their territorial dispute in the South China Sea. The Diplomat - June 2

Japan to Provide Vietnam Patrol Boats Next Year
Vietnam’s Vice Defense Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh told Reuters on Monday at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore that the country expects to receive patrol boats from Japan early next year – USNI News - June 2

Vietnam expects Japan coastguard ships next year: vice defense minister
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Vietnam expects to take delivery of coastguard ships from Japan early next year, the country's vice defense minister said on Sunday, as Hanoi looks to boost its defenses amid a territorial row with China in the South China Sea Reuters – June 1

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Bản Tin Ngày 30 Tháng 5 Năm 2014:

Taiwan businesses suffer losses of $188m in Vietnam riots
TAIPEI, Taiwan - After a series of anti-Chinese protests in various provinces in Vietnam, Taiwanese-funded factories and companies based in the country have suffered estimated losses worth at least US$150 million (S$188 million), the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) announced yesterday – The China News Network – May 30

Vietnam edges closer to old US foe as maritime dispute with China heats up
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. – South China Morning Post – May 30

Some Details About Recent China Vietnam SCS conflict
Recently, there is a way of saying that the area which 981 working now is the area where Vietnam and Mobil has explored for years and after the exploring Mobil handed the most important data to China, that is why now 981 began to explore in that area. Then Vietnam has no power to resist except raising riot and the result is out of anticipation which the opposite part in Vietnam applied it to undermine VCP – Pakistan Defence – May 29

China’s Military Massing Near Vietnam? | The Other Asian News
Pictures of China’s People’s Liberation Army massing along the border of Vietnam and China’s Guanxi Province have surfaced online. It follows anti ... theotherasiannews.com – May 29

Vietnam blasts ‘muscled aggression' by China
Vietnam accuses China over boat. Vietnam accused a Chinese vessel of ramming and sinking a Vietnamese fishing boat in the disputed South China Sea. - Worldnews.com - May 29

Anti-China riots expose tensions in authoritarian Vietnam
While few analysts view Vietnam’s anti-China riots as the prelude to imminent large-scale domestic political change, the violence has laid bare tensions linked to a spluttering economy, political authoritarianism and uncertainty about the country’s direction, says the FT’s Michael Peel – Democracy Digest – May 29

Vietnam Boosts Food Security, Eco-efficiency  
HANOI, May 29 (Bernama) -- Eco- efficiency plays a key role in boosting food security and making agriculture more resilient to climate change ... Bernama  - May 29.

Vietnam's 2014 economic growth forecast lower than 2013
HANOI, May 29 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam's economic growth in 2014 is forecast to be lower than that of 2013, ranging from 4.15 to 4.88 percent, said a local expert. XinHua – May 28

Vietnam Peacekeeping Centre Launched In Hanoi
HANOI, May 28 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Defence on Tuesday launched the Vietnam Peacekeeping Centre in Hanoi in marking the country's official participation in United Nations' operations, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reports -
Bernama - May 28

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Bản Tin Ngày 29 Tháng 5 Năm 2014:

China-Vietnam rig dispute 'very tense,' U.S. says
HANOI, Vietnam, May 29 (UPI) --China should work to calm the row over a drilling rig deployed in waters disputed by Vietnam rather than acting provocatively, a visiting U.S. senator said. UPI – May 29

Vietnam Navy Received Third FAC-Gun TT400TP
On the morning of 28/5, Hong Ha Shipbuilding Company held a gun ship handover TT400TP HQ274 number (the number 3) for Vietnam Navy. Defense Studies – May 29

China optimistic of finding gas off Vietnam, could test ties further - experts
HONG KONG, May 29 (Reuters) - A Chinese oil rig whose deployment to waters claimed by Vietnam early this month triggered a rupture in ties has a good chance of finding enough gas to put the area into production, Chinese industry experts said. – Reuters – May 29

Vietnam accuses Chinese ships of gun threats
HANOI - Vietnam on Thursday accused Chinese war ships of pointing their weapons at Vietnamese vessels during an escalating standoff near an oil rig in contested waters. AFP – May 29

Vietnam accuses China of ‘creating facts on the ground’
China is “creating facts on the ground” in the South China Sea, Vietnam’s Ambassador to the U.S. Nguyễn Quốc Cường told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday. CNN – May 28

Vietnam Says China Attacked 4 Ships in Disputed Waters
Vietnam says China has attacked four of its ships near a controversial oil rig in the South China Sea, injuring three law enforcement officers. VOA May 28

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Bản Tin Ngày 28 Tháng 5 Năm 2014:

Amid South China Sea Tensions, Vietnam Seeks Closer Ties with US
With the sinking of a Vietnamese boat yesterday in the South China Sea, tensions between Vietnam and China continue to climb. Vietnam has accused Chinese fishing boats of ramming its vessel; China places the blame on Hanoi. The Diplomat – May 29

China media: Warning Vietnam
China and Vietnam have traded accusations after a Vietnamese fishing boat sank after colliding with a Chinese vessel in disputed waters in the South China Sea. BBC – May 28

A dangerous dance: China, Vietnam posture in the South China Sea
Vietnamese Coast Guard 8003, South China Sea (CNN) -- It takes a long time to get to the middle of nowhere. For a contingent of almost 40 reporters, hours of waiting both on land and then at sea preceded a trip to one of the world's most hotly contested areas of maritime real estate. CNN – May 28

Vietnam Mulling New Strategies to Deter China | The Diplomat
International media coverage of the confrontation between China and Vietnam over Beijing’s placement of a mega oil rig in waters claimed by Vietnam has dried up ... The Diplomat – May 28

Vietnam Weighs Sea Rights Against China Business After Sinking of Boat
Vietnam's leaders face growing pressure to challenge China in international court, risking economic retaliation by its largest trading partner, after a Vietnamese fishing boat collided with a Chinese ship and sank.  Bloomberg - May 28

Vietnam accuses China of sinking fishing boat
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam and China traded accusations Tuesday over who was the aggressor in a clash that led to the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat in the South China Sea, sharpening tensions already dangerously high after China moved an oil rig into the disputed waters. AP – May 28

China and Vietnam Point Fingers After Clash in South China ...
China and Vietnam traded accusations over the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing vessel near a Chinese oil rig in disputed waters off Vietnam’s coast - New York Times – May 27

Why Vietnam Can't Count on Its Neighbors to Rally Against ...
China’s fight with Vietnam has taken an even more dangerous turn. On May 2, a state-owned Chinese company began drilling for oil in a part of the South ... - Business Week - May 27

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Bản Tin Ngày 27 Tháng 5 Năm 2014:

Vietnam, China trade barbs after Vietnamese fishing boat sinks
HANOI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Vietnam and China traded accusations on Tuesday over the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat not far from where China has parked an oil rig in the disputed South China Sea, as tensions fester between the two countries over the giant drilling platform. Reuters May 28

Vietnam boat capsizes near disputed oil rig
BEIJING, May 27 (UPI) -- The Chinese government said Tuesday a Vietnamese fishing boat capsized near an area where Beijing's rivals are protesting against oil drilling activity. UPI   May 27

Vietnam accuses China of sinking fishing boat
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam and China traded accusations Tuesday over who was the aggressor in a clash that led to the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat in the South China Sea, sharpening tensions already dangerously high after China moved an oil rig into the disputed waters. Associated Press  May 27 03:22am

Vietnam boat sinks after collision
A Vietnamese fishing boat sinks after colliding with a Chinese vessel near a controversial oil rig in the South China Sea, amid ongoing tensions BBC News   May 26

Vietnam accuses Chinese ship of sinking fishing boat
Hanoi (AFP) - Vietnam on Tuesday accused a Chinese ship of ramming and sinking one of its fishing boats, fanning territorial tensions over Beijing's deployment of an oil rig in contested waters. AFP May 26

Vietnam jails two over anti-China riots
HANOI: A Vietnamese court has sentenced two men to jail for taking part in deadly rioting sparked by anger over China's placement of an oil rig in – ChannelNewsAsia – May 26

China, Vietnam, and the South China Sea | The Diplomat
The Diplomat speaks with Dr. Patrick Cronin about the current tensions and the repercussions for China, Vietnam, and ASEAN. thediplomat.com – May 25

China says Vietnam claims to disputed islets 'ridiculous ...
China claims almost the entire South China Sea, rejecting rival claims to parts of it from Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia and Brunei in one of 5 hours ago – Reuters – May 25

Vietnam's anti-foreign violence has negative impact on economic growth  WASHINGTON, May 24 (Xinhua) -- U.S. experts have said the recent upheavals in Vietnam will damage its reputation of good business environment ... Sin Chew Jit Poh  - May 25

Truly extraordinary times
The situation in Vietnam is as fluid as it is fascinating. In the space of the last three days, the national mood has seemingly changed in dramatic fashion. Virtually all Vietnamese are following closely what is happening. I am not simply reporting the echo-chamber of cyberspace.  The sense of uncertainty and possibility is palpable. Jonathanlondon.net May 24, 2014

Vietnam Faces ‘Finlandization’ from China
These last few weeks, China has extracted a great deal of satisfaction from the disarray of those who would curb its territorial ambitions in the seas stretching south from Hainan Island. Its deployment of the deep sea oil drilling rig Haiyang 981 into disputed waters off Vietnam's coast was tactically brilliant. Asia Sentinel – May 22

 

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Bản Tin Ngày 23 Tháng 5 Năm 2014:

Philippines, Vietnam Reject Xi’s Warning Against Military ...
Vietnam and the Philippines are growing closer together over Beijing's claims and provocations -  thediplomat.com - 19 hours ago

US Naval Presence ‘Shaping Events’ in South China Sea
The top officer in the United States Navy spoke this week about the Navy’s growing presence in Asia and the Pacific Ocean.  He said the growing U.S. presence is beginning to show results, but admitted it will be ‘a long-term effort’. AP May 24

Hanoi No Longer Confronting Chinese Ships
A U.S. based journalist who recently visited the South China Sea says he believes the current situation near China’s disputed oil rig has calmed down. Vu Hoang Lan, founder of California-based PhoBolsaTV, recently visited the area on board Vietnamese ships. He said in an interview with VOA's… VOA News May 23

Key Senator OKs Vietnam Nuclear Trade, But Moves to Limit New Pacts
Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), who chairs his chamber's Foreign Relations Committee, on Thursday filed legislation to approve the Obama administration's May 6 nuclear trade pact with Vietnam. – Global Security Newswire May 23

The Chinese Military Is a Paper Dragon
China’s rise over the past 30 years has been nothing short of spectacular.
After decades of double-digit growth, today China is the world’s second largest economy—and possesses an increasingly sophisticated military that’s among the planet’s most powerful. Despite China bordering a number of unstable countries, its borders are secure.
That wasn’t always the case. - War is boring -

Vietnam Backs Oil-Gas Cooperation With US
HANOI, May 23 (Bernama) - Vietnam backs cooperation in oil and gas sector between U.S. businesses and their Vietnamese partners, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reports President Truong Tan Sang as saying - Bernama - May 23

Vietnam to get biggest loan from ASEAN infrastructure fund
MANILA - Vietnam is set to get the biggest loan so far from the ASEAN Infrastructure Fund (AIF), set up by Southeast Asian nations and the Asian Development Bank to boost infrastructure development in the region, AIF board members said on Friday. ABS-CBNNEWS.com   May 23 05:03am

The U.S. Is Finally Making a Friend of Vietnam
Washington's warm rapprochement with Hanoi is a reflection of the American desire to contain an increasingly bold and hawkish China. Some experts say relations have improved to the point where a lifting of the arms embargo on Vietnam is possible – Time May 22

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Bản Tin Ngày 22 Tháng 5 Năm 2014:

Cnooc’s Parent Determined to Finish Drilling in Disputed Area
China National Offshore Oil Corp., operator of an oil rig in disputed waters that’s stoking tension between Vietnam and China, said it’s determined to finish drilling at the site. Bloomberg – May 23

In Vietnam, Rare Self-Immolation Highlights Anger Against China
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A 67-year-old Vietnamese woman died after setting herself on fire in downtown Ho Chi Minh City on Friday in protest against China's deployment of an oil rig in waters claimed by Hanoi, state media reported. AP May 23

These Five Vietnamese Companies Are Set For Global Growth
A quarter of the World Economic Forum's list of global growth companies from East Asia are based in Vietnam. International Business Times – May 23

Anti-China Riots in Vietnam Scare Taiwan  
At least 500 Taiwanese-owned plants were damaged - BusinessWeek  - 14 hours

US commander warns of China-Vietnam standoff  
MANILA, Philippines – The U.S. military commander in the Pacific warned Friday that the risk of a miscalculation that could trigger a wider ... Fox News  - 6 hours

Vietnam Backs Oil-Gas Cooperation With US  
HANOI, May 23 (Bernama) - Vietnam backs cooperation in oil and gas sector between U.S. businesses and their Vietnamese partners, Vietnam News ... Bernama  - 6 hours

China-Vietnam Maritime Dispute Tests US Pivot to Asia
The standoff over a Chinese oil rig in disputed waters off Vietnam is testing the Obama administration's so-called pivot of military and diplomatic assets to Asia – VOA - 8 hours ago

China and Vietnam Headed To War?
An “endless stream” of Chinese soldiers, accompanied by tanks and other heavy artillery, have been seen building up along the China-Vietnam border after violent protests last week left many Chinese nationals dead or wounded.- The Right Perspective – May 19

 

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