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Timeline of Vietnam and China tensions (AFP/XINMSN)

A boiling over of tensions between Hanoi and neighbouring giant China has left at least one Chinese worker dead in the worst anti-Beijing riots in decades in Vietnam. The countries’ longstanding territorial disputes over the South China Sea have been peppered by tit-for-tat barbs and occasional clashes. Key dates over the years: 1974 January: China … Continue reading

China didn’t know where the Spratlys were (The Nation)

This photograph taken on May 2, 2014 and released on May 7, 2014 by the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry shows a China Coast Guard ship, right, using a water cannon on a Vietnamese ship in the disputed waters in the South China Sea.//AFP In 1933, the French flexed their colonial muscles and annexed nine of the … Continue reading

Southeast Asia Ministers Urge Self-Restraint on Sea Spat (Bloomberg)

Southeast Asian foreign ministers said they were concerned about a rise in territorial tensions in the South China Sea, calling on all parties including China to show “self-restraint” after Chinese and Vietnamese ships collided near disputed islands. Countries claiming parts of the resource-rich waters should “avoid actions which could undermine peace and stability in the … Continue reading

Asean expresses ‘serious concerns’ over China sea spats (The News)

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar: Southeast Asia’s regional bloc voiced alarm on Saturday over escalating tensions in the South China Sea after members Vietnam and Philippines squared off against Beijing in the disputed waters. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) foreign ministers “expressed serious concerns over the on-going developments” in the sea, which is subject to a web … Continue reading

We have great expectations from India: Vietnam (Business Standard)

Mattoo said China was losing the trust of its neighbours and losing all friends Concerned over China’s assertiveness in the South China sea, Vietnam wants India to “rise quickly” in the region. “We are deeply concerned by Chinese assertiveness in the South China sea. The Chinese navy is acting without provocation. These decisions seem to … Continue reading

Southeast Asia faces renewed unity test as South China Sea tensions spike (Themalaysianinsider)

May 09, 2014 A surge of tensions in the South China Sea threatens to widen divisions between Southeast Asian nations at a summit this weekend, posing a severe test for host Myanmar as the newly democratic country seeks to manage the region’s growing alarm over China. The routine annual meeting of Southeast Asian leaders has … Continue reading

Vietnam-China sea collision to overshadow regional summit, without consequence (Thanhniennews)

Vietnam’s recent flare-up with China in contested waters is likely to top the agenda at a forthcoming regional summit, but analysts doubt any breakthrough will be achieved in a diverse bloc that remains divided over the issue. “I suppose it will be prominent at the summit,” Mark Valencia, a Hawaii-based expert, told Thanh Nien News. … Continue reading

China starts “combat ready” patrols in disputed seas (Reuters)

(Reuters) – China has begun combat-ready patrols in the waters around a disputed group of islands in the South China Sea, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday, the latest escalation in tension over the potentially resource-rich area. Asked about what China would do in response to Vietnamese air patrols over the Spratly Islands, the ministry’s … Continue reading

Vietnam Calls on Cnooc Parent to Scrap Oil Exploration Bids (Bloomberg)

Vietnam called on China National Offshore Oil Corp., the state-owned parent of Cnooc Ltd. (883), to cancel an invitation for foreign oil and gas companies to explore nine blocks in disputed waters of the South China Sea. Seeking bids for the exploration areas is an illegal act that “seriously violated” Vietnam’s sovereign rights, Ministry of … Continue reading

CNOOC raises South China Sea tensions with offshore offer (Interfax)

“Seeking bids for the exploration areas is an illegal act that “seriously violated” Vietnam’s sovereign rights, Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Luong Thanh Nghi said in comments posted on the ministry’s website yesterday. The company should “immediately cancel” the invitation, he said.” Bloomberg report Just days after Vietnam’s National Assembly passed a national law formalising a … Continue reading

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