Finance minister questioned on PPP projects Politics

Finance minister questioned on PPP projects

Finance Minister Dinh Tien Dung, speaking at the National Assembly’s June 11 Q&A session, continued answering deputies’ queries on the ministry’s implementation of public-private partnership (PPP) projects.
Vietnam demands China’s rig withdrawal: UN ambassador Politics

Vietnam demands China’s rig withdrawal: UN ambassador

Vietnam resolutely insists that China withdraw its oil rig and fleet of over 100 ships from Vietnam’s continental shelf and exclusive economic zone to create an environment for negotiation, United Nations Ambassador Le Hoai Trung said on June 10.
China's East Sea justification absurd Politics

China's East Sea justification absurd

To explain the reason for its placement of Haiyang Shiyou-981 oil rig in Vietnam's sovereign waters, China has cited a 1958 Diplomatic Note written by the late Prime Minister Pham Van Dong (the 1958 Note, in short) as a "proof" of Vietnam's recognition of China's sovereignty over the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagoes.
Business

Vietnam, Russian promote energy cooperation

Russia’s new Turn East energy policy opens up huge opportunities to exploit Vietnam and Russia’s advantages in the oil and gas field, radio The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) reported, citing a senior Russian official.
Politics

Small countries should not suffer in silence: former VFF leader

China’s illegal placement of its rig in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf has aroused public indignation. The Vietnam News Agency would like to introduce the opinion of Pham The Duyet, former member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam and former President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Central Committee on this issue:


Politics

China’s real ambition goes beyond East Sea

Experts have predicted that China will continue to take larger steps after blatantly anchoring the Haiyang Shiyou-981 oil rig in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, the VietnamNet Bridge reported on June 10.
Firm evidence proves Vietnam’s sovereignty over archipelagoes Politics

Firm evidence proves Vietnam’s sovereignty over archipelagoes

China’s recent unilateral acts in the East Sea, particularly its illegal placement of the Haiyang Shiyou-981 oil rig in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, seriously violated Vietnam’s sovereignty and international law, threatening peace, stability, security, safety and freedom of navigation in the East Sea.

To vindicate its wrong actions, China claims to have evidence proving its sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes, which belong to Vietnam.
Society

American war veterans welcomed in Hanoi

President of the Vietnam-US Association Nguyen Tam Chien received a visiting delegation from the American Legion (AL), led by its National Commander Daniel Mitchell Dellingger, in Hanoi on June 10.
UN official calls for calming of tensions in East Sea World

UN official calls for calming of tensions in East Sea

President of the United Nations General Assembly’s 68th session John Ashe on June 10 voiced concern over the current East Sea situation, following China’s actions in Vietnam’s waters, backing Vietnam’s stance of solving the disputes peacefully based on the UN Charter and international law.
Norway seminar looks at new tensions in East Sea World

Norway seminar looks at new tensions in East Sea

Participants at a recent seminar in Norway on maritime security in East Asia have expressed special concern about China’s unilateral acts in defiance of international law in the East Sea, saying that these acts are threatening international security and safety.