The People’s Court of Nhon Trach district in the southern province of Dong Nai on December 5 sentenced nine men to one year in prison for causing social disturbance at the local industrial zone.
At 18:30 on July 16, China’s oil rig Haiyang Shiyou – 981 was 41 nautical miles from its previous position and out of Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, about 163 nautical miles southwest of China’s Hainan island, reported the Vietnam Coast Guard High Command.
(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 Czech Republic supports Vietnam’s stance of resolving the East Sea disputes by peaceful measures in accordance with international law, especially the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
(VOV) - The international community has expressed deep concern about escalating tensions in the East Sea caused by China, and several scholars even said the situation may get out of control unless a viable solution is introduced.
(VOV) - Vietnamese and foreign scholars on June 21 gave an in-depth analysis of China’s illegal placement of its floating drilling rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 deep inside Vietnam’s exclusive zone and continental shelf.
The Vietnam Garment and Textile Group and the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) chapter in the northern province of Hoa Binh have handed over VND4 billion (US$188,000) to the VFF Central Committee to assist offshore fishermen in Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago.
(VOV) - What is happening in the East Sea is critically serious and Vietnam resolutely demands China to withdraw oil rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 and more than 100 ships from Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf to create an environment for negotiations.
(VOV) -The Overseas Vietnamese (OVs) community in the UK on June 8 gathered once again in front of the Chinese Embassy in London, protesting against China’s illegal placement of the Haiyang Shiyou-981 drilling rig in Vietnam’s waters.
(VOV) - Vietnam on June 4 sent a diplomatic note to the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, asking China to strictly abide by international law, and immediately stop its violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty and jurisdiction over its exclusive economic zone and continental shelf.
The President of the France-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group, Pascal Deguilhem, has spoken highly of Vietnam’s efforts in dealing with disputes in the East Sea through peaceful means and dialogue.
On May 30, a group of 35 fishing ships and two coast guard ships of China encircled and threatened Vietnamese fishing vessels which were operating 30-35 nautical miles from a drilling rig China illegally placed in Vietnam’s waters.
(VOV) - Former Air Defence General Jean-Vincent Brisset has suggested that Vietnam bring China to the international arbitration court as an effective way of dealing with China’s violation of international law.
(VOV) - Professor Vladimir Kolotov, a Vietnam Studies scholar, says China’s illegal deployment of its drilling rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 in Vietnam’s waters is just a first step in a long-term strategy to realise its East Sea expansion ambition.
(VOV) - In a recent article published on Russia’s RIA Novosti, political commentator Dmitry Kosyrev presented a number of wrong arguments and revealed his prejudice about Vietnam-China relations and the East Sea situation.
(VOV) - Bruno Philip, a senior Southeast Asia correspondent of France’s Le Monde, has analysed the complicated situation in the East Sea, saying China is behaving as if it is allowed to do everything in the region.
(VOV) - On May 1, 2014 China placed its drilling rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 deep inside Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf in the East Sea, running counter to international law and provoking public outrage in Vietnam and the world.
(VOV) - Both leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines have voiced their strong support for the Vietnamese and Philippines governments’ common stance towards settling East Sea disputes peacefully in line with international law, especially the 1982 UNCLOS.
(VOV) - Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on May 22 met with Professor Klaus Schwab, President of the World Economic Forum, on the sidelines of a WEF on East Asia which is taking place in Manila, the Philippines.
(VOV) - Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh has asked China stop taking unilateral action in the East Sea, and instead sit down at the negotiating table and amicably settle territorial disputes with Vietnam.