(VOV) - US Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Beijing, the second leg of his tour of Japan, China and the Republic of Korea. His visit is expected help ease tensions in the region following China’s claim of its Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea.
Vietnam will establish 16 maritime reserves spreading from the north to the south by 2015 and plan to expand the system and put several new reserves into operation during 2016-2020 period.
(VOV) - A Vietnamese representative gave historical evidence asserting Vietnam’s sovereignty over its two groups of East Sea islands, Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracel), at a workshop in New South Wales on December 30.
The two sides have agreed to strongly and practically boost economic and trade cooperation to match bilateral potentials and aspirations.
(VOV) - Installation work commenced on Southeast Asia’s longest submarine cable, in Phu Quoc island district, Kien Giang province, on November 17.
The Vietnamese Embassy in the Philippines has not recorded any Vietnamese deaths caused by super typhoon Haiyan, which has almost flattened the country’s central Tacloban city.
(VOV) - A music programme entitled “90 million hearts love Vietnam” was held at Hanoi Opera House on November 2 marking the event of the country’s 90 million people.
(VOV) - Storm No. 12 is moving towards provinces from Quang Tri to Phu Yen and is likely to weaken to a tropical low-pressure system after making landfall.
(VOV) - An exhibition opened in the northern province of Thai Nguyen on October 26, aiming to raise the awareness of Vietnamese people, especially the youth, of the nation’s sovereignty over the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagoes.
(VOV) - Russian Prime Minister Dimitri Medvedev began a 3-day visit to China on October 22 at the invitation of Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, aiming to strengthen bilateral cooperation and reflecting geo-political changes in the region and each side’s strategic calculations.
The Air Defence-Air Force takes on a heavy responsibility defending national independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, seas and islands and the socialist country in the wake of a changing world.
(VOV) - Vietnam’s annual average temperatures have risen 0.7 degrees during the past 50 years and sea levels have risen by 20cm, has told October 15’s second annual coastal forum.
(VOV) - More than VND614 million has been raised by Vietnamese residents in the UK to support victims of storm No 10 in the central region of the homeland.
(VOV) - Vietnam is paying last tribute to General Vo Nguyen Giap whose name was closely linked to the nation’s two resistance wars against French and American aggression in the 20th century.
(VOV) - The General Association of Vietnamese in Belgium will be established to strengthen solidarity within the Vietnamese community.