Vietnam, Japan want effective COC in East Sea
9/13/2017 11:39:44 PM (GMT+7)
 Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Defence Nguyen Chi Vinh and his Japanese counterpart Ro Manabe agreed at a meeting on September 12 that the China-ASEAN Code of Conduct (COC) on the East Sea should be effective and legally binding. 

Rule of law needs to be respected in the East Sea: experts
9/13/2017 2:09:40 PM (GMT+7)
Despite the shortcomings of the international legal framework regarding territorial disputes at sea, experts concur that international law plays a critical role in securing peace and stability at sea.

China asked to respect Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa
9/6/2017 10:11:32 AM (GMT+7)
 China’s announcement of launching a live-fire drill in Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) Archipelago is a serious violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty over the archipelago, said the Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang.

ASEAN, China to hold joint meeting on DOC implementation
8/30/2017 11:35:07 AM (GMT+7)
ASEAN and China will organise the 22nd meeting of their Joint Working Group on the Implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) in the Philippines on August 30.

Vietnam objects to Taiwan’s live-fire drill in Truong Sa
8/24/2017 3:58:37 PM (GMT+7)
Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang has voiced Vietnam’s strong opposition to Taiwan’s live-fire drill on Ba Binh (Itu Aba) Island, and asked the Chinese territory not to repeat similar actions.

AMM 50: Vietnam suggests early pragmatic negotiations of COC
8/7/2017 10:21:35 AM (GMT+7)
Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has appealed to ASEAN to intensify exchanges with China to soon start pragmatic negotiations of the Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC), making it effective and legally binding. 

ASEAN foreign ministers agree on draft COC framework
8/6/2017 3:10:37 PM (GMT+7)
 ASEAN foreign ministers on August 5 reached a consensus on a draft framework for a code of conduct (COC) of parties in the East Sea.

ASEAN needs Code of Conduct in East Sea soon: Spokeswoman
8/4/2017 10:51:31 AM (GMT+7)
ASEAN always supports the early approval of an effective and legally-binding Code of Conduct in the East Sea, the Foreign Ministry’s Spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said at a regular press conference in Hanoi on August 3.

Vietnam objects to China’s opening of cinema on Phu Lam island
8/2/2017 10:33:04 AM (GMT+7)
 China’s construction and opening of a cinema on Phu Lam island in Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago violate Vietnam’s sovereignty over the archipelago, said Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson.

Ship of love from mainlanders to Truong Sa soldiers
8/1/2017 9:26:06 AM (GMT+7)
In June, reporters had a chance to sail off Truong Sa archipelago. They were touched by the special sentiments of mainlanders to Truong Sa and the soldiers.

OVs in Europe call for inclusion of East Sea issue in G20 Summit agenda
6/30/2017 6:00:22 PM (GMT+7)
The Vietnamese community in Europe has called on Germany, as the rotating President of the G20, to add the East Sea issue to the agenda of the G20 Summit slated for July 7-8 in Hamburg, Germany. 

China asked to take responsible, constructive actions in East Sea
6/16/2017 9:59:07 AM (GMT+7)
China needs to act responsibly and constructively in the maintenance of peace and stability in the region as well as in the East Sea on the basis of complying with international law, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said.