Jun 15, 2015

Vietnam fishing crew say they were attacked by Chinese vessels

A Vietnamese fishing crew said they were attacked by a Chinese vessel using water cannon in disputed waters near the Paracel Islands, Vietnam’s state media reported Monday. The wooden Vietnamese fishing boat from central Quang Ngai province was near the Paracels — known as ...

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 ...