At present, China does not have the capacity to declare a military ADIZ over the entire South China Sea. China's possible declaration of an Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the South China Sea has made headlines over the past days. On May 31, South China Morning Post cited the Chinese army that Beijing since 2010 has been thinking of establishing an ADIZ in the sea that cover Pratas, and Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) islands. It reported that China is choosing a propriate time to declare the plan. Emeritus Professor Carl Thayer at UNSW Canberra, an expert on the South China Sea Emeritus Professor Carl Thayer at UNSW Canberra has made some accessement on the implications of Chinese ADIZ over the sea that is one of the world’s busiest waterways. If China deploys an ADIZ over the South China Sea, what are the geo-political implications for the region? There are no provisions in international law concerning an Air … [Read more...] about What does China’s potential ADIZ over South China Sea imply?
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Chinese ships are dredging more than 100,000 tons a day. Operations of Chinese dredging vessels near Vietnam's Paracel and Spratly islands violate not only Vietnam's sovereignty, sovereignty rights but also international law, a spokesperson of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stated. China's dredging in South China Sea. Image: H I Shutton “Any activities by any parties in Vietnam’s two islands (Paracel and Spratly) and other areas that are under Vietnam’s jurisdiction in the East Sea (referring to South China Sea) violate Vietnam’s sovereignty, sovereignty rights and international law,” Deputy Spokesperson of the Vietnamese foreign ministry Doan Khac Viet said at a press conference on May 28. Forbes reported on May 12 that an unrelenting fleet of China-based dredging vessels are churning up the South China Sea, triggering concerns over the ecological damage by their illegal acting. Satellite images show the incredible scale of the activity. … [Read more...] about China dredging in South China Sea violates Vietnam’s sovereignty, int’l law: Spokesperson
Vietnam's foreign ministry called on related parties to stop complicating the South China Sea situation. The Vietnamese government has protested against China's laying of underwater cables between outposts in Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) islands. Chinese ship laying underwater cables in Paracels. Image: Planet Labs Aerial footage by US-based Planet Labs Inc. has recently shown a Chinese ship laying underwater cables between outposts in Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) islands. Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang of Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed that any related parties need to take actions responsibly to avoid complicating the situation in the East Sea (refers to the South China Sea) to contribute to the regional peace maintenance. “Any activities with respect to the two islands without Vietnam’s permission are all null and void,” Hang said at a regular press conference on June 11, referring to the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly). … [Read more...] about Vietnam protests China’s laying of undersea cables near disputed islands
Trampling and ignoring international law, China has brazenly announced the establishment of two administrative districts in Vietnam's Paracel and Spratly islands in the East Sea, and formally named 80 geographical features there. Once again, China proves itself a stubborn and incorrigible troublemaker in the East Sea (internationally known as the South China Sea). It is China's typical tactic to capitalize on the world being distracted by the pandemic to pursue its dark pretension and carry out activities of intentionally violating Vietnam's sovereignty and territorial integrity in the East Sea, posing threats and dangers for peace, security and stability in the region. In this photo released by Vietnam's coast guard, a Chinese ship, left, fires a water cannon at a Vietnamese vessel, right, in May 2014. Photo: FT Trampling and ignoring international law, China brazenly announced the establishment of two administrative districts in Vietnam's Paracel and Spratly … [Read more...] about China’s dark pretension and dangerous activities in the East Sea
Vietnamese Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong addresses measures to enhance friendship and cooperation between China and Vietnam during his ongoing official visit to Beijing from January 12 to 15. General Secretary Trong spoke with General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and Chinese President Xi Jinping following his arrival in Beijing on Thursday evening, the Vietnam News Agency reported. President Xi warmly welcomed the Vietnamese Party chief on the latter’s first China visit since the 12th Party Congress, saying the visit is a crucial step in deepening the Vietnam-China relationship. The Chinese leader stated that his country attaches significant importance to its ties with Vietnam and underlined its willingness to work with the Vietnamese Party, State, and people to strengthen the two nations’ bilateral cooperation and comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. Replying to his host, General Secretary Trong affirmed that Vietnam has always respected its … [Read more...] about Vietnam, China to cement friendship, bilateral cooperation
Vietnam grasps opportunities to expand agricultural export market Viet Nam's agricultural products are being exported to more than 180 countries and territories, particularly products moving from the mid-range market to the higher-end segment. This information was provided at an online trade connection programme with the participation of representatives and business communities of India and three countries of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS), namely Viet Nam, Thailand and Cambodia on Monday. This formed part of a series of activities of a project to strengthen international integration of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of India and the GMS countries, towards promoting global value chains and trade between India and the GMS countries, which is financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Le Hoang Tai, Deputy Director of the Viet Nam Trade Promotion Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, emphasised that farm produce and food were key exports of Viet Nam. … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS OCTOBER 13