Asean foreign ministers continue talks in Vietnam

Asean foreign ministers continue talks in Vietnam Rohingya refugee high on agenda Senior officials of Asean members pose for a group photo during a meeting in Nha Trang, Vietnam, on Thursday. (Photo from @MFAThai Twitter account) NHA TRANG, Vietnam: Foreign ministers from Southeast Asian nations in Vietnam for a two-day meeting continued talks on Friday, with South China Sea tensions and stalled Rohingya refugee repatriation to Myanmar high on the agenda. At a working dinner on Thursday night, the ministers tentatively agreed to a US proposal for a special summit…

China vs. Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam

China vs. Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam I recently read an article that said that Malaysia has joined Indonesia and Vietnam to beat China at its own game: The use of lawfare to settle disputes. Lawfare is a term that is new to me. It is a form of war consisting of the use of the legal system against an enemy such as by damaging or delegitimizing them, tying up their or winning a public relations victory. The term is a combination of the word law and warfare. Lawfare has been…

South China Sea: Putin moves to support the Philippines and Vietnam against Beijing’s plan | World | News

The development will frustrate China’s attempts to secure ownership of the lucrative zone within its nine dash line, the proportion of the sea bed that Beijing has allocated for itself. In October Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte invited Moscow-based energy company Rosneft to conduct oil and gas exploration in waters the Philippines claims in the South China Sea. The offer was reciprocated by the Russian ambassador to the Philippines, Igor Khovaev, who invited Philippine companies to also “explore oil and gas in Russia together with Russian companies”. A team from Rosneft…

Malaysia, Indonesia, And Vietnam Beat China At Its Own Game

Li Keqiang, China’s premier, left, gestures whilst speaking as Najib Razak, Malaysia’s prime … [+] minister, listens during a news conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. China earlier refuted claims it is militarizing the disputed South China Sea, saying it needs to build facilities on artificial islands and reefs to protect them. Photographer: Goh Seng Chong/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Li Keqiang;Najib Razak © 2015 Bloomberg Finance LP Malaysia has joined Indonesia and Vietnam to beat China at its own game in the South China Sea (SCS): The…

Vietnam verifying information on Chinese vessel approaching its waters

By Viet Anh  &nbspJanuary 9, 2020 | 09:55 pm GMT+7 An F16 C fighter jet by Indonesia lands on the Natuna islands, January 7, 2020. Photo by Reuters. Vietnam is following up on information regarding a Chinese coast guard ship approaching Vietnamese waters following South China Sea tensions involving Indonesia. “Vietnamese authorities constantly monitor all activities on Vietnamese sea regions as determined by the United Nations Convention for the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS),” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said at Thursday’s press meet. The statement came in…

Japan, Vietnam vow to uphold rule of law in South China Sea as top diplomats meet

HANOI – Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and his Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Binh Minh, on Monday underscored the importance of maintaining freedom of navigation and the rule of law in the South China Sea, taking aim at China’s militarization of outposts in disputed areas of the sea. In a meeting in Hanoi, Motegi and Minh also agreed to coordinate Japan’s push for a free and open Indo-Pacific with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ efforts to promote stable growth in the region, according to the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo. Motegi stressed…

Japan, Vietnam vow to uphold rule of law in S. China Sea

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh witness a signing of agreement between Vietnamese Deputy Defense Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh and Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Umeda Kunio in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Jan. 6, 2020. (Bui Lam Khanh/VNA via AP) HANOI (Kyodo) — Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh on Monday underscored the importance of maintaining freedom of navigation and the rule of law in the South China Sea, taking aim at China’s militarization…

Japan, Vietnam vow to uphold rule of law in South China Sea

Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh on Monday underscored the importance of maintaining freedom of navigation and the rule of law in the South China Sea, taking aim at China’s militarization of outposts in disputed areas of the sea. In a meeting in Hanoi, Motegi and Minh also agreed to coordinate Japan’s push for a free and open Indo-Pacific with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ efforts to promote stable growth in the region, according to Japan’s Foreign Ministry. Motegi stressed that Japan has…

Japan and Vietnam vow to uphold rule of law in South China Sea

HANOI (Kyodo) — Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh on Monday underscored the importance of maintaining freedom of navigation and the rule of law in the South China Sea, taking aim at China’s militarization of outposts in disputed areas of the sea. In a meeting in Hanoi, Motegi and Minh also agreed to coordinate Japan’s push for a free and open Indo-Pacific with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ efforts to promote stable growth in the region, according to Japan’s Foreign Ministry. Motegi stressed…