Jun 1, 2015

U.S., Vietnam discuss halting South China Sea reclamations

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter discussed halting land reclamation in the South China Sea with his Vietnamese counterpart in Hanoi on Monday in talks focused on maritime security. The meeting came after the United States on Saturday called for an immediate end to all ...

China breaks ground on lighthouse project in South China Sea

May 26, 2015

China breaks ground on lighthouse project in South China Sea

China hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the building of two lighthouses in the disputed South China Sea, state media said Tuesday, a move that is likely to escalate tensions in a region already jittery about Beijing’s maritime ambitions. China’s Ministry of Transport hosted the ...

May 22, 2015

Thailand, Vietnam seek more Japan investment in medical, other fields

Senior government officials of Thailand and Vietnam urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday to encourage Japanese investment in their growing industries, including in the medical and farming sectors, on top of existing railway and infrastructure development projects, Japanese officials said. In a brief ...

China defends fishing ban, brushes off Vietnam's protest

May 18, 2015

China defends fishing ban, brushes off Vietnam's protest

China on Monday rejected Vietnam’s protest over Beijing’s seasonal fishing ban in the South China Sea, underscoring their dispute over ownership of islands and marine resources in the area. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said the summer moratorium was an annual event and that ...

May 18, 2015

Vietnam opposes fishing ban declared by China

Vietnam said it resolutely opposes a temporary Chinese ban on fishing in a some parts of the Gulf of Tonkin, a maritime area shared by the two countries, in the latest of a series of disputes in and around the South China Sea. China’s ...