Vietnam rejects China’s “Four Sha” claims in East Sea Politics

Vietnam rejects China’s “Four Sha” claims in East Sea

In late 2019 and early 2020 China announced its “Four-Sha” sovereignty claims over the East Sea in two diplomatic notes sent to the UN Secretary-General, with the aim of replacing the so-called “nine-dash line” that had been previously rejected by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA).
China’s notes at UN inconsistent with int’l law: Deputy spokesperson Politics

China’s notes at UN inconsistent with int’l law: Deputy spokesperson

China’s circulation of a number of diplomatic notes at the United Nations (UN) that raise unreasonable sovereignty claims over Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos as well as maritime claims in the East Sea runs counter to the provisions of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), an official said on April 23.
Int’l experts criticise China's illegal activities in East Sea World

Int’l experts criticise China's illegal activities in East Sea

Many international experts have criticised China's illegal activities in the East Sea and demanded China to end its actions that have increased tensions in the region, to comply with international law and to implement trust-building measures to avoid conflicts.
Vietnam suggests stronger connectivity in EAS ASEAN

Vietnam suggests stronger connectivity in EAS

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on August 2 suggested participating countries of the East Asia Summit (EAS) enhance their maritime cooperation and connectivity.
Russia hosts international workshop on East Sea World

Russia hosts international workshop on East Sea

Security and cooperation in the East Sea were the focus of discussions at a workshop organised in Moscow on September 18 by the Institute of Oriental Studies under the Russian Academy of Sciences.
East Sea workshop held in Germany World

East Sea workshop held in Germany

An international workshop on the East Sea was held at the Asia-Africa Institute under Hamburg University in northern Germany, drawing many leading scholars and researchers on Asia, Southeast Asia.
Vietnam respects countries’ rights in East Sea: diplomat Politics

Vietnam respects countries’ rights in East Sea: diplomat

Vietnam has respected rights of countries in the East Sea, including overflight and navigation freedom and trade without restriction, in line with the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982 UNCLOS), said Vietnamese Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh.
Japan to increase engagement in East Sea World

Japan to increase engagement in East Sea

Japan will increase its engagement in the East Sea as part of efforts to maintain a rules-based maritime order in the sea, stated Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada.