Chinese ship spotted near Vietnam coastline fuels South China Sea tensions

Chinese ships in South China Sea near Haiyang Shiyou also known as HD-981 in Vietnam in South China Sea on July 15, 2014.Reuters Weeks after a tense standoff between Vietnam and the Chinese military in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ), another Chinese survey vessel was spotted inching towards Vietnam’s coastline on Saturday, August 24. Data from a Marine Traffic, a website that tracks vessel movements revealed that the Chinese ship surveyed Vietnam’s EEZ guided by four ships and around 102 kilometres southeast of Vietnam’s Phu Quy island and 185 kilometres from…

US raps China for ‘escalation’ in South China Sea

A Vietnamese policeman (left) approaches anti-China protesters as they hold placards during a demonstration in front of the Chinese embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam, August 6, 2019. On Thursday, the US said China redeployed a government-owned survey vessel — with armed escorts — into the waters off Vietnam earlier this month. Kham, Reuters WASHINGTON—The United States on Thursday sharpened its criticism of China’s activities in disputed areas of the South China Sea, slamming an “escalation” in efforts to intimidate other claimants” such as Vietnam. China redeployed a government-owned survey vessel —…

US Calls Deployment of Chinese Coast Guard Ships Near Indian Oil Block in S China Sea ‘Escalation’

World 11:43 23.08.2019Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): The US has expressed deep concern over China’s redeployment of coast guard’s ships into the waters off the shore of Vietnam near India’s oil block in the South China Sea. The US State Department has accused Beijing of interfering with ‘Vietnam’s longstanding oil and gas activities in ‘Vietnam’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). “China’s redeployment of a government-owned survey vessel, together with armed escorts, into waters offshore Vietnam near Vanguard Bank on 13 August, is an escalation by Beijing in its efforts to…

China’s unilateralism in South China Sea doesn’t help anyone, including Beijing

In another conflagration in the South China Sea, the Chinese survey vessel Haiyang Dizhi 8 has returned to waters within Vietnam’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), this time with more air support. It will be recalled that the Chinese ship had first entered Vietnam’s EEZ on July 4 and had stayed in the vicinity for more than a month. It was accompanied by several Chinese coast guard and fishing vessels. After vigorous protests by Vietnam, the US and other stakeholders in the South China Sea – which included a statement by…

Deeply concerned with China’s interference in ASEAN claimants’ activities in South China Sea: US

China claims its presence in South China Sea predates that of the other claimants | Source: Google Earth&nbsp Key Highlights China claims its presence in the area predates that of the other claimants Many countries from Southeast Asia like Brunei, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines claim certain rights over South China Sea The US said that China’s actions undermine regional peace and security, impose economic costs on Southeast Asian states Washington: The United States launched a scathing attack on China for carrying out activities…

UPDATE 2-New allies Vietnam, Australia express concern over South China Sea tensions – Energy & Oil

* Vietnam PM deeply concerned with ‘complicated developments’ * Chinese, Vietnamese ships locked in standoff since early July * At least two Vietnamese navy ships shadowing Chinese vessels * Australian PM says international law must be upheld (Adds Chinese Foreign Ministry comments) By James Pearson and Khanh Vu HANOI, Aug 23 (Reuters) – New allies Vietnam and Australia expressed concern on Friday about China’s activities in the South China Sea, where Vietnamese and Chinese vessels are locked in a tense standoff in Vietnamese-controlled waters. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc…

Carpio: Duterte “might be the President who will find the solution to the South China Sea dispute”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 August) — “Despite everything,” President Rodrigo Duterte “might be the President who will find the solution to the South China Sea dispute,” Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio of the Supreme Court told a forum on Democracy and Disinformation on Friday as he noted that the South China Sea dispute was entering its third phase with the possible signing during Duterte’s visit to China next week, of the third document in relation to the November 2018 Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation on Oil and Gas development.…

Vietnamese PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc “deeply concerned” about South China Sea standoff

HO CHI MINH CITY, Aug. 23 (UPI) — Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said Friday he is “deeply concerned” about recent developments in a long-running standoff in the South China Sea between Vietnamese and Chinese vessels. Vietnam accused Chinese ships of violating its sovereign waters in the South China Sea in July and claimed that China redeployed the ships, including the geological survey vessel Haiyang Dizhi 8 and its escort vessels, again this month. Phuc made the comments at a press conference with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who…

Chinese ship inches closer to Vietnam coastline amid South China Sea tensions

HANOI (Reuters) – A Chinese survey vessel on Saturday extended its activities to an area closer to Vietnam’s coastline, ship tracking data showed, after the United States and Australia expressed concern about China’s actions in the disputed waterways. The Haiyang Dizhi 8 vessel first entered Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) early last month where it began a weeks-long seismic survey, triggering a tense standoff between military and coastguard vessels from Vietnam and China. The Chinese vessel continued to survey Vietnam’s EEZ on Saturday under escort from at least four ships…

Scott Morrison pledges to support Vietnam amid South China Sea dispute

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