China-Vietnam:Rough Waters

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

China-Vietnam:Rough Waters

June 7, 2010 As well as his combativeness over Taiwan and Beijing’s refusal to extend an invitation to him during his trip to Asia, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates also broached the subject of disputes in the South China Sea during the just-concluded Shangri-la Dialogue. Speaking at the event in Singapore, Gates said the area, […]

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Vietnam bans hotels from promoting ‘China Beach’

Friday, May 14, 2010

Vietnam bans hotels from promoting 'China Beach'

May 14, 2010 HANOI, Vietnam — Charlie don’t surf — at least not on “China Beach.” Vietnamese authorities have banned a resort located on the country’s most famous strip of white sand from using the nickname given by American servicemen who frolicked there on leave during the Vietnam War. The order comes amid tensions with […]

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Chinese navy’s new strategy in action

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Chinese navy's new strategy in action

May, 2010 The news from Tokyo on 10 April 2010 that the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force had monitored ten Chinese warships passing 140km south of Okinawa through the Miyako Strait marked a new stage in China’s naval development. The deployment was of unprecedented size and scope for the Chinese navy, and was the second […]

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CHINA – JAPAN – VIETNAM Tokyo and Hanoi to challenge Chinese sovereignty in the East/South East China Sea

Friday, May 7, 2010

CHINA – JAPAN – VIETNAM Tokyo and Hanoi to challenge Chinese sovereignty in the East/South East China Sea

May 07, 2010 Japan lodges a formal protest with China because one of ships threateningly approached a Japanese vessel. Vietnam complains about a unilateral fishing ban imposed by China in a disputed area also claimed by Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei and Taiwan. Beijing – The South East China and East China Seas continue to be […]

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Vietnam to spend billions on islands amid China dispute

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Vietnam to spend billions on islands amid China dispute

4 May, 2010 HANOI (AFP) – Vietnam has announced an 8.5-billion-dollar economic and defence development plan for a string of islands along its resource-rich coastline, as a broader sovereignty dispute simmers with China. A copy of the plan, dated April 28, was obtained by AFP on Tuesday. It calls for development over a 10-year period […]

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Dự án Hồ Tràm: Liên minh của kẻ có tiền, kẻ có quyền và kẻ khả nghi

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Dự án Hồ Tràm: Liên minh của kẻ có tiền, kẻ có quyền và kẻ khả nghi

Vân Trường dịch Một gia đình châu Á đầy quyền lực có dính líu đến mafia Trung Quốc, một cựu Thủ tướng Canada và một công ty phát triển khu du lịch có trụ sở đặt tại Vancouver thì có điểm gì chung? Câu trả lời là một bãi biển nguyên sơ tại Biển Đông, […]

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An alliance of the rich, the powerful and the suspicious

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

An alliance of the rich, the powerful and the suspicious

04/28/2010 By Mata Press Service What does a powerful Asian family linked to the Chinese Mafia, a former Canadian prime minister and a Vancouver-based resort developer have in common? The answer lies on a pristine beach in the South China Sea which was once a haven for American troops from the war against the communists […]

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Vietnam and China: Shoals Ahead

Friday, April 30, 2010

Vietnam and China: Shoals Ahead

30 Apr 2010 About the author Sophie Quinn-Judge is associate director of the Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture and Society, Temple University, Philadelphia. A rumble of popular discontent in Vietnam over territorial and environmental issues signals a new phase in the old relationship between Hanoi and Beijing, says Sophie Quinn-Judge. In 2009, Vietnam’s relationship with […]

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Vietnam’s guarded US embrace

Friday, April 23, 2010

Vietnam's guarded US embrace

Apr 24, 2010 Fifteen years after normalizing diplomatic relations, military cooperation between the United States and Vietnam is evolving bit by bit. Both sides would like to counter China’s military buildup and historic desire to dominate the region – including the strategic South China Sea where a quarter of the world’s trade transits and where […]

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Vietnam puts Paracel row on summit agenda

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Vietnam puts Paracel row on summit agenda

8 April 2010 Nguyen Thi Buoi is an unhappy woman these days. Her husband, Tieu Viet La, and her two sons are among the 12 fishermen from Binh Son district in Quang Ngai province arrested on 22 March by a Chinese fishing patrol for “infringing Chinese waters”. Mr La and the others say they were […]

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