Việt Nam Demands China Withdraw Ships from Việt Nam’s Whitsun Reef

Việt Nam demands that China withdraw its ships out of the Bãi Ba Đầu (Whitsun Reef) in Việt Nam’s Trường Sa (Spratly) archipelago, and respect Việt Nam’s sovereignty. Deputy spokesperson of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Phạm Thu Hằng made the statement regarding the reports of the operation of many Chinese vessels at Bãi Ba Đầu, during the regular…

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JS Shiranui Makes Port Call in Haiphong

On October 26, the Indo-Pacific dispatch unit’s escort ship “Shiranui” conducted Japan-Vietnam goodwill training with the Vietnam Navy patrol boat “266” in the waters around Haiphong. The unit also made a goodwill visit to Haiphong, Vietnam from the 24th to the 26th. Through this goodwill training, in addition to improving tactical skills, we aimed to promote mutual understanding and friendly…

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Viet Nam Says Chinese Incursion in Parcacel Islands is Illegal

July 9, 2021 (VNA) – All research activities in the Hoàng Sa (Paracel) islands without Việt Nam’s express permission are illegal, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lê Thị Thu Hằng, said at a press briefing on Thursday. It has been reported that China plans to deploy one of its “largest-ever” oceanographic research and training vessels, named the Sun…

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Việt Nam protests illegal Chinese military drill on Paracel Islands

July 2, 2020 – Việt Nam has issued a note to China to protest an illegal military drill conducted on islands that rightfully belong to Việt Nam. Foreign ministry spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng informed the media of the action on Thursday during a press briefing held in Hà Nội. “Việt Nam has had exchanges with the Chinese side and…

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Việt Nam Requests China Investigate Hoàng Sa Incident

June 14, 2020 – Việt Nam has asked China to investigate the incident where Chinese vessels seriously disrupted a Vietnamese fishing boat in Hoàng Sa (Paracel) archipelago’s waters on June 10. Relevant agencies said Việt Nam’s fishing boat QNg 96416 TS was moving about seven nautical miles to the south of Lincoln Island when a steel vessel plated 4006 (allegedly…

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USS Theodore Roosevelt & Bunker Hill Visit Viet Nam

VNA photo March 5, 2020 – The visit of US Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG52) to Đà Nẵng contributes to the development of the relations between Việt Nam and the US, according to spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Lê Thị Thu Hằng. She was speaking during the regular press conference…

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