» 01/05/2012, 00.00
VIETNAM - CHINA
Paul N. Hung
China wants oil and gas in Vietnam’s waters, exploration to begin soon
Beijing is preparing to send a huge ship and an oil rig to start exploration, raising concerns over environmental consequences and sovereignty issues with Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei.
12/01/2007 CHINA – SOUTH EAST ASIA
Mideast oil to be shipped up the Mekong River
China is seeking an alternative route to the Strait of Malacca. River shipping has already been operation between Thailand and China’s Yunnan province. But environmental risks are high in a river that gives life to 60 million people.
09/04/2015 CHINA - SOUTH EAST ASIA
Beijing’s strategy in the South China Sea: propaganda and the use of force
Some satellite images released today show China claiming lands within the Philippines Economic Zone in the South China Sea. With the use of dredgers and the construction of dams, the Chinese are moving earth to submerged reefs, creating artificial islets. In addition to the long-standing claim to the Mischief Reefs (occupied by the Chinese in 1995 and claimed by Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines), China is illegally occupying six other reefs in the Spratlys islands. China’s action on the coral reefs began in February. Satellite images show that the man-made land will host ports, gas stations, and airstrips. Japan fears China’s rearmament in the region.
04/09/2012 VIETNAM - CHINA
Hanoi and Beijing discuss South China Sea at strategic talks
Top Vietnamese and Chinese officials met yesterday in the Vietnamese capital. Closer bilateral relations and cooperation are among their goals. Beijing wants greater security in the Asia-Pacific region. Expert warns however that it will never compromise its sovereignty and territorial integrity. Clinton calls for ASEAN unity on the issue.
27/05/2014 VIETNAM - CHINA
South China Sea: Hanoi accuses Beijing of sinking a Vietnamese ship
A Vietnamese trawler sunk after clashing with Chinese vessels in an area just off a contested platform. Vietnam says the ship was "rammed" and the act constitutes “attempted murder". China speaks of a "confrontation" between the two parties and a " timely" rescue of sailors in distress.
15/09/2004 PHILIPPINES - CHINA - VIETNAM
Convergence between Manila and Beijing over Spratly Islands
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