Vietnam, China agree to rein in South China Sea conflicts

By Huyen Le  &nbspNovember 29, 2019 | 07:55 am GMT+7 Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung (L) meets with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing, China, during his visit from November 26-28, 2019. Photo courtesy of Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Vietnam and China will control and resolve conflicts on the South China Sea in an appropriate manner, the deputy foreign ministers of both countries have agreed. The agreement was reached in talks held in Beijing between Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung and Chinese Vice Foreign…

Vietnam, China Start Talks Again as Part of 20-Year Fight-Make-up Cycle | Voice of America

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Maritime sovereignty rivals China and Vietnam have started talking again after a prolonged standoff earlier this year, entering what analysts call a routine show of peace before more flare-ups. China’s withdrawal of a survey ship from disputed waters in October and Vietnam’s ascent to chair the Association of Southeast Asian Nations led the reasons that the two began talking this month, political observers say. On Wednesday, a Vietnam-China working group on maritime cooperation held its 13th round of talks in Ho Chi Minh City. The event brought…

We tried sea snails, a street-food staple in Vietnam

Madame Vo BBQ brings “nhậu”—the Vietnamesee culture of eating and drinking—to NYC. Insider’s Medha Imam meets with a Vietnamese American travel & culture writer to try “nhậu” and eat sea snails for the first time. We learn how they’re made and the significance behind the dish. Visit Insider’s homepage for more. Following is a transcript of the video.   – Medha Imam: When you picture eating snails, you may think of a buttery French delicacy. But halfway across the world, there’s another type of snail that is just as popular.…

Vietnam confronts China in the South China Sea

Author: Do Thanh Hai, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam Over the last four months, Vietnam has faced a serious challenge to its sovereignty in the South China Sea. Strategic circles in Hanoi are stirred by China’s repeated intrusions into Vietnam’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off its central and southern coastlines. Between 4 July and 24 October 2019, China sent survey ship Haiyang Dizhi 8 (HD8) to conduct four seismic surveys in the waters within 200 nautical miles of Vietnam. Data collected by the South China Sea Chronicle Initiative shows that the…

VN affirms sovereignty following China’s airship deployment to East Sea – Politics & Laws – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Satellite photo shows aerostat-shaped object floating on the Mischief Reef. Photo courtesy of ImageSat International (ISI) HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam foreign affairs spokeswoman on Thursday reaffirmed the country’s sovereignty over the Spratly Islands after images showing an airship deployed above the China-occupied Mischief Reef. “Việt Nam has full legal grounds and historical evidence to affirm its sovereignty over the Hoàng Sa (Paracel) and Trường Sa (Spratly) islands,” spokeswoman Lê Thị Thu Hằng told reporters at the regular press briefing. “Việt Nam asked all parties to respect the sovereignty, sovereignty rights…

Vietnam reiterates sovereignty over Spratly, Paracel archipelagoes

A satellite image depicts an aerostat-shaped object on Mischief Reef, November 18, 2019. Photo courtesy of ImageSat International (ISI). “Vietnam has full legal basis and historical evidence to affirm its sovereignty over the Spratly and Paracel Islands. Vietnam requests that relevant parties respect the sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction rights of Vietnam,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said at a press meet. She said Vietnam also asks all parties to seriously obey international law and make responsible contributions to maintaining security, safety, peace and stability in the East…

Francis Joyon arrives in Vietnam >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

(December 4, 2019) – Francis Joyon and his crew on the 31.5m IDEC SPORT maxi-trimaran completed Act 2 of the IDEC SPORT ASIAN TOUR, establishing a reference time for the 3975nm route between Mauritius and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. After setting a new solo record time for the Mauritius Route last month, the holder of the Jules Verne Trophy and winner of the last Route du Rhum arrived in Vietnam this morning after 12 days, 20 hours, 37 minutes and 56 seconds at sea. Francis Joyon left Mauritius…

Vietnam, China agree to keep talking in South China Sea dispute, SE Asia News & Top Stories

HANOI (DPA) – Vietnam and China agreed on Friday (Nov 29) to keep talking and take steps towards peacefully resolving the conflict over the South China Sea, which has seen tensions rising in the region in recent months. The announcement came after a three-day diplomatic visit to China by Vietnam’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Mr Le Hoai Trung, who held talks with Chinese Vice-Foreign Minister Le Yucheng in Beijing. While the ministers stopped short of saying they expected tensions to cease, they agreed to “resolve conflicts in an appropriate and peaceful…

Vietnam Fights 9-Dash Line, Importers Told To Reject Goods Displaying China’s Claim

Life just got a bit more difficult in Vietnam for importers of Chinese goods. The Ministry of Industry and Trade, in an online statement, said companies must review contracts and improve their monitoring of imported goods. Even more onerous, importers of “high risk” items like maps, publications and gadgets, must ask sellers for a “written commitment” that none of the products violate Vietnam’s sovereignty. So, what is the fuss all about? The answer is China’s encroachment into the waters of countries that have exclusive economic zones has been a constant…