MH370 searchers not looking in crash 'hot spot': Inmarsat

Jun 17, 2014

MH370 searchers not looking in crash 'hot spot': Inmarsat

The search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 has so far failed to examine the most likely crash site because it was distracted for weeks by false readings thought at the time to be from the plane’s black boxes, British satellite operator Inmarsat said Tuesday. ...

Top Chinese diplomat to visit Vietnam this week

Jun 17, 2014

Top Chinese diplomat to visit Vietnam this week

A top Chinese diplomat will visit Vietnam this week after China’s deployment of a giant oil rig off Vietnam’s coast in May increased tensions. Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh will discuss the oil rig when they ...

100 days after MH370, Malaysia vows to keep searching

Jun 16, 2014

100 days after MH370, Malaysia vows to keep searching

Malaysia’s government pledged Monday it “will not rest” until missing Flight MH370 is found, but relatives said on the 100th day since the plane’s disappearance that they wanted answers, not more promises. The Malaysia Airlines flight disappeared on March 8 with 239 passengers and ...

South China Sea trade routes 'safe' despite rows

Jun 15, 2014

South China Sea trade routes 'safe' despite rows

Despite territorial standoffs between China and other nations bordering the South China Sea, analysts say governments know better than to choke off the trade shipping routes that are the lifeblood of their economies. The escalating disputes this year between China and some of its ...

Jun 10, 2014

China reports Vietnam to U.N. over ocean oil rig dispute

China took its dispute with Vietnam to the United Nations on Monday, accusing Hanoi of infringing its sovereignty and illegally disrupting a Chinese company’s drilling operation. Wang Min, China’s deputy ambassador, sent a “position paper” on the rig’s operation in the South China Sea ...

Beijing pushes Manila, Hanoi closer

Jun 9, 2014

Beijing pushes Manila, Hanoi closer

China has accused Vietnam of ramming its ships more than 1,000 times in a disputed part of the South China Sea and said while it wants good relations with its southern neighbor, it would not abandon principles to achieve that. The accusation came after ...

Jun 5, 2014

Japan, Vietnam to embark on first joint film venture

Japan and Vietnam have agreed to co-produce a film for the first time based on a novel about an expatriate Japanese family and their bonds with a Vietnamese community. A media event was held Tuesday in Hanoi for the new film, provisionally titled “Last ...

Jun 3, 2014

Japan suspends aid to Vietnam over bribery case

Japan told the Vietnamese government Monday it would suspend official development assistance over bribery allegations surrounding a Japan-funded Hanoi urban railway project, the embassy in Hanoi said. Specifically, loans for the first phase of constructing the project’s No. 1 railway line will be frozen, ...

Jun 2, 2014

Tokyo, Hanoi unite on defense ties

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and his Vietnamese counterpart, Gen. Phung Quang Thanh, agreed Sunday to strengthen defense cooperation amid alarm in both countries over China’s maritime assertiveness in the East China and South China seas. “We need to send a joint message among parties ...