Beijing is determined to assert its rights on most of the East China Sea, reported the Japanese daily “Asahi Shimbun”. According Shicun Wu (吴士存), chairman of the National Institute for the Study of the South China Sea, an offshoot of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the “historical rights” are not only navigation but also […]
Been the axis and major maritime zone rich in energy resources, the South China Sea has continued to sharpen the appetite of the Southeast Asian countries in recent months. Foremost among them China, anxious to preserve its influence and economic interests. Analysts and experts from Southeast Asia often describe it, not without reason, “second Persian […]
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China reached a landmark agreement today to address maritime disputes that threaten regional stability. For Liu Zhenmin, a member of the Chinese delegation attending the 44th Asean ministerial conference, the agreement is “historic” in terms of a guideline to regulate conduct in the East Sea. Besides being […]
At least 12 people, including three journalists, were arrested today by police during a protest in the capital of Vietnam against the Chinese government who claims the disputed waters in the South China Sea. The Vietnamese authorities have allowed such protests in recent weeks, a rarity given the authoritarianism in the communist country. However, the […]
United States is committed to maintaining its presence in the China Sea, said the top U.S. military officer Mike Mullen during a visit to Beijing on Sunday, adding that his country is worried that disputes over the waters may lead to serious conflicts. China has been embroiled in a dispute with the Philippines and Vietnam […]
On Monday, Vietnam began a series of live-fire military exercises in South China Sea.
On the night of Sunday 12th to Monday, June 13, 2011, Vietnam began a series of live fire military exercises in South China Sea. Hanoi refers to “annual routine training,” but this show of force took place after several incidents that have strained relations between Vietnam and China for a month.
Vietnam will lead the military exercises on Monday in the South China Sea, said an official of the Navy, as tensions have risen in recent days between Hanoi and Beijing on two disputed islands in the region.
China has urged Vietnam to stop any activity of violating its sovereignty over the disputed waters of the South China Sea following an incident involving the two communist countries.
The Vietnamese expressed anger against China without restraint on social networks like Facebook for several days, stoking tensions that have caused incidents between the two rivals played around archipelagos in the South China Sea.