VOV.VN - The Vietnam-China online import-export trade conference took place between April 21 and April 23 in China's Guangxi amid the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic negatively affecting both global and regional supply chains.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on April 23 criticised recent actions of China in the East Sea, including its announcement of the establishment of “Xisha district” (Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago) and “Nansha district” (Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago) within the so-called “Sansha city,” and China coast guard vessel's sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat.
The Vietnam – China fisheries inspection trip in the Gulf of Tonkin, the first of its kind this year, was wrapped up on April 23, as part of a plan to extend the bilateral fisheries cooperation agreement.
VOV.VN - Vietnam has circulated a note at the United Nations rejecting China’s sovereign claims over the Paracel and Spratly archipelagoes in the East Sea and reasserted both groups of islands are under Vietnam’s sovereignty.
The Trade Remedies Authority of Vietnam has sent questionnaires to all relevant foreign producers and exporters to serve the anti-dumping investigation into polyester filament yarn (PFY) imported from China, India, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Toshimitsu Motegi has voiced his concerns over China’s establishment of districts to administer the Paracel (Vietnam’s Hoang Sa archipelago) and Spratly islands (Vietnam’s Truong Sa archipelago) in the East Sea (internationally known as the South China Sea), Japan’s Kyodo News reported.
Vietnam is a strong candidate among the alternative investment destinations as Japanese enterprises are moving away from China due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Hirai Shinji, Chief Representative of the Japan Trade Promotion Organisation (JETRO) in Ho Chi Minh City
VOV.VN - The latest move by China to establish two districts in Vietnamese sovereign territory on the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagoes is illegal, will serve only to escalate tensions, and is poised to badly affect negotiations regarding the Code of Conduct in the East Sea, according to a local legal expert.
VOV.VN - The export turnover of fruit and vegetables, cashew nuts, rice, peppers, and cassava all recorded stellar double-digit growth during March in comparison to previous months, according to the statistics released by the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
VOV.VN - China has once again defied international law by recently establishing two administrative districts on Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) – the two archipelagoes that belong to Vietnam in the East Sea.
Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh held phone talks with Director of China’s General Administration of Customs Ni Yuefeng and Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan on April 17 to identify measures aimed at addressing the growing backlog of Vietnamese exports at border areas since the beginning of this month.
Ambassador Deng Xijun, head of the Chinese mission to ASEAN, affirmed his country’s strong support for Vietnam’s chairmanship of the bloc in 2020 during a recent interview with the Vietnam News Agency.
Vietnam, in its capacity as ASEAN Chair 2020, has played a significant role in initiating, organising and accelerating the online Special ASEAN+3 Summit on COVID-19 on April 14, said Ling Dequan, former chief representative of China’s Xinhua News Agency in Vietnam.
VOV.VN -Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged ASEAN and its three partner countries show solidarity to overcome this difficult time while chairing the ASEAN+3 Special Summit on COVID-19 Response on April 14, with the the participation of China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea (RoK), alongside the leaders of 10 ASEAN members.
VOV.VN - China has remained the main buyer of Vietnamese shrimp over the past 5 years, with an average annual growth of 16% and the figure rose to over 55% after a five-year period.
VOV.VN - Several US senators on April 11 issued a statement criticizing China for sinking a Vietnamese fishing vessel and deploying military aircraft in the East Sea (internationally known as the South China Sea) alongside other activities.
VOV.VN - Vietnam's export of agricultural products to major markets globally has undergone a shift in market share as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, with the United States holding the largest proportion with export turnover of US$2.1 billion, up 18% and accounting for 23.2% of the overall market share.
VOV.VN - The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has been active in implementing a range of measures aimed at boosting exports to China and the Republic of Korea (RoK), two markets where the ongoing battle against the COVID-19 epidemic has been brought under tighter control.
VOV.VN - Vietnam has reiterated its consistent policy of settling East Sea disputes through peaceful means in a recent diplomatic note to the United Nations, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said.
VOV.VN - Vietnam’s tea exports to major foreign markets such as Taiwan, China, and Russia have significantly dropped as a result of oversupply and the ongoing impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to the Agro Processing and Market Development Authority.