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China’s land reclamation in East Sea violates Vietnam’s sovereignty

China’s construction of large-scale artificial islands in the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago and its deployment of weaponry to these islands have brazenly violated Vietnam’s sovereignty, concerning neighbouring countries and the international community regarding security, safety and freedom of aviation and navigation in the East Sea.
US announces continuous patrols in East Sea Politics

US announces continuous patrols in East Sea

The US on May 21 announced that it will maintain air and sea patrols in international waters after the Chinese Navy repeatedly warned a US surveillance plane to leave the airspace above the international waters in the East Sea.
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Diplomats, experts talk territorial disputes in East Sea

The territorial disputes in East Sea was the centre of discussions at a conference titled ‘ASEAN Maritime Space Management – Ideas for Argentina’, which was held on May 20 at the Interamerican Open University (UAI) in Argentina’s capital city of Buenos Aires.
Brussels workshop discusses East Sea tensions Politics

Brussels workshop discusses East Sea tensions

A workshop focusing on recent tensions in the East Sea was held on May 20 in Brussels, Belgium by the Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations and the Philippine Embassy in the country.
Vietnam decries China’s fishing ban in East Sea Politics

Vietnam decries China’s fishing ban in East Sea

Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh has voiced strong protest over China’s announcement of a fishing ban in the East Sea, saying that the act violates Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago and sovereign right and jurisdiction over the waters under the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.
US senators discuss East Sea situation World

US senators discuss East Sea situation

US senators testified before the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations about the East Sea situation on May 13, expressing deep concern over China’s massive land reclamation on reef islands in the East Sea.