» 06/30/2011, 00.00
VIETNAM - CHINA
Paul N. Hung
South China Sea, Vietnamese analysts: Beijing leaders "greedy and aggressive '
Former executives and historians say that the maritime borders crisis is the result of the Chinese government’s erroneous economic strategies. The "red greedy capitalists" have transformed the economic market into a "battlefield" and use violence "on their own people and other nations." Chinese naval exercises continue, which Beijing terms "routine".
26/03/2013 VIETNAM - CHINA
Chinese ship hits Vietnamese fishing boat, tension soars between Hanoi and Beijing
The clash took place on March 20 in disputed waters of the South China Sea, off the Paracel Islands. The bridge caught fire. Hanoi speaks of "very serious" incident and calls the Chinese ambassador to lodge a formal complaint and demand compensation. So far no comments from Beijing.
Vietnamese protest against the "tyrannical" expansion of China
The Hanoi government has to find the "positive and effective" measures to protect the fishermen and vessels for oil exploration as soon as possible. In June, nearly 3 million Vietnamese in the world held a sit-in in front of Chinese embassies in the United States, France, Germany and other countries. Meanwhile, China seeks bilateral agreements to dominate the South China Sea.
Beijing to boost surveillance in East and South China Seas
Behind the banner of protecting "territorial sovereignty", a battle is underway for control of natural resources. The Chinese Navy intercepts a Japanese ship, seizes two Vietnamese fishing trawlers off the Paracel Islands. A ransom is asked for the release of their release.
04/06/2011 VIETNAM - CHINA - PHILIPPINES
Vietnamese take to streets against Beijing’s incursions in the South China Sea
Born on line, the protest sees people picket diplomatic missions in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The Philippine government announces a protest to the United Nations. United States also concerned as China sets its sights on Spratly and Paracel islands.
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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