» 07/18/2011, 00.00
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.
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.
South China Sea: Beijing close to a deal with Hanoi but far from Manila
China and Vietnam agree to “peaceful measures” to settle their border dispute through cooperation and bilateral relations. Tensions between Beijing and Manila are up as China threatens the Philippines after Manila builds a military structure on one of the Spratly Islands.
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."
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.
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.
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