Ly Son Island leaps into the present Society

Ly Son Island leaps into the present

Ly Son Island, 30km off the coast of central Quang Ngai province, has had a face-lift since connecting to the national power grid in 2014. But while islanders have benefited from the rapid changes, serious environmental challenges are also arising.
Politics

China’s land reclamation triggers major concern

The Diplomat, an online international news magazine covering politics, society and culture in the Asia- Pacific, on June 24, published an article about China’s land reclamation in the East Sea, internationally known as the South China Sea.

The article “The truth about ‘aggression’ in the South China Sea” was written by Nguyen Hong Thao, an Assistant Professor in Law at the National University of Hanoi, Vietnam.
Vietnam sends paper affirming island sovereignty to UN Politics

Vietnam sends paper affirming island sovereignty to UN

The Permanent Mission of Vietnam to the United Nations on July 3 sent a paper to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon opposing China ’s illegal occupation of the Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago and asserting Vietnam ’s sovereignty over it.
World

Indian scholar condemns China’s illegal rig placement

Vinod Anand, a senior fellow at India’s Vivekananda International Foundation, has criticised China’s illegal placement of its oil rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf.
China's sovereignty claims fade in the light of international law Politics

China's sovereignty claims fade in the light of international law

With its dubious historic claims, China tried but failed to convince the international community of its sovereignty over Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) Islands. Now China is resorting to much more unacceptable and hardball tactics. The article published by VietnamNetBridge will shed light on Vietnam's arguments and China’s quibble.
Politics

Sovereignty of Vietnam over Paracel and Spratly archipelagoes

The Ambassador of Vietnam to Indonesia Nguyen Xuan Thuy had his article “Another side of the dispute in the SCS” on the Jakarta Post published on May 25 to challenge the groundless claims by Liu Hongyang, chargé d’affaires at the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia, mentioned that the Xisha (or Paracel) Islands “are an inherent territory of China”.