The 2016 international arbitration court ruling on the East Sea  (internationall called the South China Sea) was hailed as a major breakthrough as China’s extensive maritime territorial claims were categorically deemed invalid. 

Arbitral ruling on East Sea will have long-term impacts in dispute resolution: expert
7/13/2018 4:26:58 PM (GMT+7)
Ha Anh Tuan, Director of the Centre for Policy Analysis under the Institute for Bien Dong Maritime Studies, writes to Viet Nam News on the legal implications of the arbitral tribunal’s ruling and its impacts two years on.

PM requests close watch on Facebook’s correction of faulty map
7/10/2018 8:09:59 AM (GMT+7)
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Minister of Information and Communications to keep a close watch on Facebook’s correction of its map on Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes.

Facebook fixed map wrongfully depicting Vietnam’s territory as Chinese
7/3/2018 4:40:38 PM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – Facebook fixed a map wrongfully depicting Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelagoes as Chinese territory after the Vietnamese Government complained about the error on Sunday.

Vietnam opposes China’s military acts in Phu Lam island
6/15/2018 4:50:47 PM (GMT+7)
 Vietnam has full legal foundation and historical evidence of its sovereignty over Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelagoes, which are in line with international law.

ASEAN, China urge trust building measures in DOC implementation
6/28/2018 2:53:15 PM (GMT+7)
 Senior officials of ASEAN and China held the 15th meeting on the implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) in Hunan province, China, on June 27.

Dialogue discuss international law on East Sea
6/12/2018 12:31:31 AM (GMT+7)
 Around 80 delegates from foreign missions, Vietnamese agencies, and academics gathered at the third Ocean Dialogue, to discuss the international law on the East Sea, which opened in Hanoi on June 11.

Czech experts laud Vietnam’s balanced, open external policy
6/11/2018 11:06:27 AM (GMT+7)
 Experts from the Czech Republic have expressed his concerns about the recent militarisation of China in the East Sea while lauding Vietnam’s balanced and open external policy.

US concerns over China’s military equipment in East Sea
6/2/2018 11:24:00 AM (GMT+7)
 China’s increasing military presence in the East Sea via the placement of advanced weapon systems in the waters aims to intimidate and coerce its neighbours, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said.

Vietnam condemns China’s violations of national sovereignty at sea
6/1/2018 10:17:50 AM (GMT+7)
Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang condemned Taiwan (China)’s violations of Vietnam’s sovereignty over Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago during a press conference in Hanoi on May 31.

Soldiers bring lush greenery to islands
5/28/2018 11:18:34 AM (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – Visitors to the Spratly Islands are often welcomed by the calming colour of green trees.

Another medical centre to be built on Truong Sa archipelago
5/27/2018 11:32:24 AM (GMT+7)
 Another medical centre will be built on Phan Vinh island in the island district of Truong Sa, the central province of Khanh Hoa, said Director of the Military Hospital 175 Maj. Gen Nguyen Hong Son on May 25. 

Green colours on VN’s rugged offshore islands
5/26/2018 6:21:00 AM (GMT+7)
Anyone visiting an island in the East Sea of Vietnam may be impressed by the vegetable gardens grown by soldiers. All kinds of containers are used to store soil brought from the mainland to raise vegetables.