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).
EU Ambassador voices concern over unilateral actions in East Sea World

EU Ambassador voices concern over unilateral actions in East Sea

The EU is committed to the legal order for the seas and oceans based upon international law, maritime security and cooperation, as well as the freedom of navigation and overflight, in the interest of all states, EU Ambassador to ASEAN Igor Driesmans told a Vietnam News Agency reporter in Jakarta on April 26.
US condemns China's recent actions in East Sea World

US condemns China's recent actions in East Sea

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on April 23 criticised recent actions of China in the East Sea, including its announcement of the establishment of “Xisha district” (Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago) and “Nansha district” (Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago) within the so-called “Sansha city,” and China coast guard vessel's sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat.
Experts: China’s acts in East Sea increase regional tensions World

Experts: China’s acts in East Sea increase regional tensions

Dr. Le Hong Hiep from the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore has said China’s recent acts in the East Sea has made the regional situation more tense and uncertain, thus hindering negotiations on a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC).
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.
Experts: Chinese acts in East Sea run counter to international law World

Experts: Chinese acts in East Sea run counter to international law

Following China’s announcement of the establishment of the so-called “Xisha district” (in Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago) and “Nansha district” (in Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago) within “Sansha city”, international experts have condemned the move, saying it breaks international law.
Russian experts hail Vietnam’s actions on East Sea issue World

Russian experts hail Vietnam’s actions on East Sea issue

Vietnam has taken correct and timely action on the East Sea issue by sending a diplomatic note to the UN Secretary General to oppose China's claim over the East Sea and assert Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos, according to Russian international law researchers and experts.
Book released on occasion of third anniversary of East Sea ruling World

Book released on occasion of third anniversary of East Sea ruling

Peter Lang, an academic publisher, has released a book on the South China Sea (called the East Sea in Vietnam) conflict which provides readers a comprehensive view of the territorial disputes after the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) issued a ruling against China’s claims in the sea on July 12, 2016.
Vietnam, Russia seek ways to enhance bilateral ties Politics

Vietnam, Russia seek ways to enhance bilateral ties

Vietnam and Russia sought measures to step up their bilateral ties, and discussed regional and international issues of share concern during their 11th strategic dialogue on diplomacy, defence and security in Hanoi on March 6.
Vietnam, European Union step up cooperation Politics

Vietnam, European Union step up cooperation

The first meeting of the political affairs sub-committee of the Joint Committee under the EU-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation Framework Agreement (PCA) was held in Hanoi on February 17.
EU, ASEAN agree to beef up cooperation World

EU, ASEAN agree to beef up cooperation

The European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed to boost cooperation in the spheres of mutual interests during a meeting of ASEAN-EU Senior Officials’ Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, on February 11.