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 ...

Malaysia releases MH370 satellite data

May 27, 2014

Malaysia releases MH370 satellite data

Malaysia on Tuesday released raw satellite data used to determine that missing flight MH370 went down in the southern Indian Ocean, information demanded by passengers’ relatives who are frustrated over the failure to find any wreckage. The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) said in ...

May 27, 2014

Vietnam accuses China of sinking fishing boat

Vietnam said a Chinese vessel rammed and sank a Vietnamese fishing boat in the disputed South China Sea on Monday, sharpening already high tensions between the two nations over their overlapping territorial claims in the waters. The alleged incident occurred around 30 kilometers from ...