Tension on the Korean peninsula was high on the agenda at the 12th East Asia Summit (EAS) which took place in Manila, the Philippines, on November 14.
VOV.VN - Vietnam exported 634,995 tons of rubber to get US$1.1 billion in the first seven months of this year, up 12.2% in volume and 58.4% in value against the corresponding period last year, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
The Philippines said on September 7 it was "gravely concerned" that Chinese boats were preparing to build structures at a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, shattering an appearance of cordiality at an Asian summit in Laos.
Funerals for two of the 49 victims killed in the shooting at a nightclub in Florida were marked by tense scenes on June 18, as an impatient driver was accused of injuring two law enforcement officers and another took place under the watch of anti-gay protesters.
The East Sea (internationally known as South China Sea) issue was once again high on the agenda of the 15th Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore as many officials clarified China’s unilateral actions that have provoked tensions and their corollary.
VOV.VN - Many countries oppose China’s militarization of islands in the East Sea and consider it the cause of intensified regional tension, flouting international law and efforts to peacefully resolve sovereignty disputes.
(VOV) - Saudi Arabia’s mass execution of 47 people, including Shiite religious leader Nimr al-Nimr, on terrorism charges is facing strong international criticism and has ignited a wave of protests among Shiite Islamic people in the Middle East.
Vietnam made active and responsible contributions to documents adopted at the 27th ASEAN Summit and related high-level meetings that took place in Malaysia from November 21-22, Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung told the media.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (RoK) reached agreement early on August 25 to end a standoff involving an exchange of artillery fire that had pushed the divided peninsula into a state of heightened military tension.
The Group of Seven (G7) Summit 2015 wrapped up in Germany on June 8, adopting a joint communiqué which shows concern over current tensions in the East Sea (internationally known as the South China Sea).
(VOV) -The 6th East Sea International Conference kicked off in the central coastal city of Danang on November 17, focusing on cooperation for regional security and development.
(VOV) -Le Hong Anh, senior Politburo member and permanent member of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee’s Secretariat, will visit China on August 26-27, aiming to ease tensions and prevent further escalation in the East Sea.
(VOV) - Vietnam highly values and vows to effectively use Japan’s official development assistance (ODA), National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung told a senior Japanese legislator.
(VOV) - The Vietnamese embassy and Consulate General in Canada held separate gatherings on July 5 updating Vietnamese expatriates on the recent tension in the East Sea and launching a fund-raising campaign in support of Vietnamese law enforcement forces and fishermen at sea.
(VOV) - The Dutch Government has been closely monitoring the situation in the East Sea and is deeply concerned over the tension caused by China’s illegal placement of Haiyang Shiyou-981 in Vietnam’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
Vietnamese Ambassador to Norway Le Thi Tuyet Mai has informed the Norwegian Parliament of the current tension in the East Sea after China illegally positioned its drilling rig in Vietnam’s waters in early May.
(VOV) -Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh and a government delegation paid a working visit to the central city of Danang on June 14.
Tension has continued to escalate in the East Sea as China has maintained the presence of a large number of ships around the drilling rig Haiyang Shiyou-981, according to the Vietnam Fisheries Surveillance Department.
(VOV) - Senator Ben Cardin told President Truong Tan Sang on May 28 that he will voice the US’s concern about China’s illegal placement of oil rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 in Vietnam’s waters at the upcoming Shangri-la Dialogue in Singapore.
(VOV) - Admiral Samuel Locklear III, Commander of the US Pacific Command, has called on Vietnam and China to exercise restraint and avoid complicating the situation in the East Sea.