» 08/22/2011, 00.00
VIETNAM – CHINA
Hanoi cracks down on protests, 50 anti-Chinese demonstrators arrested over South China Sea
Plainclothes and uniformed police move against peaceful protesters, who were demonstrating near Haon Kiem Lake in downtown Hanoi. Students, intellectuals and ordinary citizens were among those who took to the streets against Chinese imperialism. The fate of five Vietnamese sailors arrested by the Chinese Navy remains unknown.
15/12/2016 14:21:00 CHINA – UNITED STATES
US experts: China is ready in case of conflict in the South China Sea
Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative releases new images showing that Beijing has installed weapons and missile defence systems on seven artificial islands built in disputed areas. "We did not know that they had systems this big and this advanced there,” says expert.
Vietnam, the Philippines and Malaysia find common ground against Beijing's "imperialism"
Southeast Asian nations are increasingly concerned over repeated attacks by Chinese (paramilitary) boats against their fishing and commercial vessels. Hanoi stands with Manila as the latter sues China over maritime boundaries in an international court. Malaysia also join the fray, worried over Chinese incursion near James Island.
01/04/2014 PHILIPPINES - CHINA
South China Sea: Manila calls on UN to stop Beijing
The Filipino government has filed a case before a UN tribunal, submitting 4,000 pages of evidence and more than 40 nautical maps. For China, Manila's request is a violation of "international law and the historical truth as well as against morality". Washington gets involved slamming China's "provocative and destabilising action" against Filipino ships. Increasingly, Beijing's foreign policy is becoming "aggressive."
10/01/2014 CHINA - UNITED STATES
Washington: Beijing's programs in South China Sea "provocative and dangerous"
The U.S. government criticizes the Chinese government's new norms, which impose limitations and restrictions on foreign vessels in disputed waters. There is no justification in international law and the move threatens to exacerbate already tense relations in the area. Hanoi intervenes in the dispute.
30/07/2010 CHINA – VIETNAM – US
China’s claims in South China Sea cause sparks with United States and Vietnam
After conducting a major drill, China’s Defence Ministry reiterates Chinese claims to sovereignty over the disputed sea. Washington says it is open to cooperation with Beijing in the area but not at any cost.
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