» 08/06/2012, 00.00
"Prehistoric" vs "modern" communism: arrests for Catholics and activists, marriage for gays
Fifty anti-China demonstrators are arrested. Gay and lesbian demonstration is allowed. Seventeen young Catholics and one Protestant have been arrested for defending freedom of worship. Justice minister pledges to recognise gay marriage.
22/08/2011 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.
16/05/2013 VIETNAM - CHINA
Long An: Vietnamese activists jailed for 'anti-Chinese protest'
A 21-year-old Catholic woman, Nguyen Phuong Uyen, gets six years in prison. Nguyen Dinh Kha, 25, gets eight years for "terrorism". The two handed out leaflets against Chinese "imperialism" in the South China Sea. The young woman is abused during pre-trial detention.
01/09/2017 19:01:00 VIETNAM – CHINA
Chinese ships attack Vietnamese fishermen
Over the last two years, more than 4,000 Vietnamese fishing boats have been attacked, many sunk, in Vietnamese waters. The Church backs the fishermen’s protest. More than 7,000 Catholics in Vinh diocese marched to Kỳ Anh. The disputes over the territorial claims of the two countries are intensifying. China claims 85 per cent of the South China Sea.
South China Sea: Beijing sending patrol ship
Beijing plans to boost its naval presence in the area over the coming years. Tensions are growing because other stakeholders are not giving up their claims.
18/07/2011 VIETNAM – CHINA
South China Sea: Vietnam wants ASEAN as forum for negotiations
Beijing continues to go after Vietnamese fishing boats as it prepares to explore the seabed for oil and gas. ASEAN security summit set to open in a few days. Vietnam and other regional powers want to discuss maritime borders despite Chinese opposition.
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