Earlier this week, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced a bill in the Senate Foreign Relations committee that proposes punitive sanctions against China over its activities in maritime disputes in the East Sea (South China Sea) and the East China Sea.
PSNews - The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting on Nov. 24 said a tropical depression has formed in the waters off the Philippines and is forecast to enter the the East Sea.
Two or three storms and tropical depressions may appear in the East Sea this November with one or two likely to hit the central and southern regions of Vietnam.
Hanoi - All countries in and outside the East Sea share benefits as well as responsibility for maintaining peace and stability in the area, Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Le Hai Binh said on September 22.
France-Vietnam friendship association with the other friendship organizations in this country called for the fully respect PCA’s ruling and the settlement the sovereignty and territorial disputes by peaceful means.
Vietnam has expressly requested China to immediately end violations and withdraw all vessels from its territorial waters and respect its sovereign right and jurisdiction, for the sake of bilateral relations and for regional peace and stability.
Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang reaffirmed on July 16 Vietnam’s resolve to peacefully struggle against violations of its sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction over its sea areas.
PSNews – The Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) on June 18 in collaboration with the German foundation Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) and the Australian Embassy in Vietnam organized the fifth Ocean Dialogue on ASEAN cooperation in the East Sea.
Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines Teodoro Locsin expressed thanks to Vietnam for saving 22 crewmembers aboard a fishing vessel in distress in the East Sea during a recent ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in New York.
Southern provinces are urging fishing boats to land or seek shelter as storm Pabuk, the first storm entering the East Sea in 2019, is approaching.
PSNews - The 10th South China Sea International Conference themed “Cooperation for Regional Security and Development” was co-held in Da Nang on November 8 and 9 by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, the Foundation for East Sea Studies (FESS) and the Vietnamese Lawyers Association.
Vietnam always calls on all concerned parties to avoid militarization, restrain, implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) fully and effectively, and build a practical and effective Code of Conduct in the East Sea, a Vietnamese diplomat has said.
Vietnam on October 4 asked other countries to make positive and practical contributions to the maintenance of peace and stability, respecting and fully implementing relevant international obligations, and upholding the law on the seas and oceans.
An exhibition of historical and legal evidence proving Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos in the East Sea opened in the central province of Quang Tri on October 2.
Localities need to be fully prepared for evacuations of residents from dangerous areas and to enact plans to ensure the safety of reservoirs as super typhoon Mangkhut bears down on the East Sea.
Northern coastal provinces are bracing for storm Bebinca, the fourth to hit the East Sea this year, as the storm is forecast to land in the northern coastline from the Hai Phong city to Nghe An province.
PSNews – The Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang condemned China’s and Taiwan’s live-fire drills in the East Sea (South China Sea), and urged the parties not to repeat the acts of violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty.
The Vietnam Fisheries Society (VINAFIS) has voiced its protest against China’s unilateral decision to ban fishing in the East Sea, saying that it has no validity.
Organisations and individuals at the third Xuan noi đao xa (Spring in the Far Island) programme held in HCM City on December 17 donated more than VND15 billion (US$660,000) to support island residents and soldiers who are protecting the country’s sovereignty in the East Sea.
The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting announced that tropical storm Kai-tak reached the East Sea at noon on December 18, becoming the 15th storm in the East Sea this year.