HO CHI MINH CITY - Rising territorial tensions and the recent oil rig crisis have put Sino-Vietnamese ties on the rocks, driving Hanoi to ramp up strategic alliances with other regional powers, particularly the United States.
dimanche 24 août 2014
lundi 18 août 2014
Vietnamese bride Nguyen Thi Hang (right) and fellow Vietnamese bride Vu Thi Hong Thuy resting in the shop where Hang works in Weijian village, in China's Henan province. More than 20 Vietnamese brides have found new lives in the poverty-stricken rural township, the beneficiaries and sometimes victims of a trade serving farmers who cannot attract local partners in the face of a huge gender imbalance.
lundi 11 août 2014
Vietnam is verifying reports that China intends to build lighthouses on five islands in Vietnam’s Paracel archipelago, Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Le Hai Binh has said.
mercredi 6 août 2014
Expectations that Hanoi will enter Washington’s embrace appear unrealistic as the pro-Chinese camp prevails in Vietnam.
mardi 29 juillet 2014
Vietnamese fisherman Dang Van Hoanh sits on the deck of a creaky ferry, nursing a broken leg wrapped in grubby bandages and splinted with wood.
mardi 22 juillet 2014
Taiwanese conglomerate Formosa Plastics Group said on Monday it will receive $2.39 million in compensation from the Vietnamese government and a Vietnamese insurance firm for damages incurred during anti-China protests in May.
DA NANG — The year began well for Mai Thanh Trung, newly employed at a travel company here that caters to Chinese tour groups.
dimanche 20 juillet 2014
For years Nguyen Huu Son has guided Chinese tourists around Vietnam's popular coastal city Danang, but a bitter maritime dispute between Hanoi and Beijing means he is now out of work.
jeudi 17 juillet 2014
A sea monster, it seems, can disappear just as quickly as it emerges. Choppy waters and anxious bystanders take more time to settle.
jeudi 19 juin 2014
China's top diplomat will visit Vietnam on Wednesday in a sign the two countries want to ease tensions over China's deployment of an oil rig in the disputed South China Sea, but experts said there were many obstacles to healing the ruptured relationship.
HANOI—The waves of riots that followed peaceful demonstrations in Vietnam last month and targeted crucial manufacturing centers provide a cautionary tale for businesses who view the country as a low-risk, stable manufacturing environment.
jeudi 12 juin 2014
China is becoming more active in refuting Vietnam’s portrayal of the oil rig crisis.
mercredi 11 juin 2014
Vietnam said on Wednesday a Chinese oil rig at the centre of an increasingly bitter territorial dispute appeared to be on the move again, as China denied Vietnamese accusations that it had sent warships to the scene.
mardi 10 juin 2014
Spratly Islands : China denounces Vietnam, Philippines over volleyball and soccer games, claims Vietnamese ramming ships
China has denounced Vietnam and the Philippines for playing soccer and volleyball on a disputed island in the South China Sea, calling it "a clumsy farce" and demanded both countries stop causing trouble.
jeudi 5 juin 2014
China, with its huge population of 1.4 billion, may lack food in the near future, which could give Vietnam an opportunity to gain superiority in rice trading with China. But recent tensions in the East Sea have raised concerns that Vietnamese rice sales are in danger.
mercredi 28 mai 2014
International media coverage of the confrontation between China and Vietnam over Beijing’s placement of a mega oil rig in waters claimed by Vietnam has dried up with the passage of time. But daily confrontations continue.
mardi 27 mai 2014
Vietnam and China traded accusations on Tuesday over the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat not far from where China has placed an oil rig in the disputed South China Sea, as tensions fester between the two countries over the giant drilling platform.
lundi 26 mai 2014
About 200 protesters staged an anti-China protest in Hong Kong yesterday over a sovereignty dispute involving Vietnam in the South China Sea - the first of its kind so close to the mainland.
dimanche 25 mai 2014
Three members of the Vietnam Fisheries Resources Surveillance Force were lightly wounded on Saturday after their ships were hit and sprayed with water cannons from Chinese vessels around Beijing’s oil rig Haiyang Shiyou 981, illegally planted in Vietnam’s waters in the East Vietnam Sea since early this month.
Vietnam may prove harder to push around than some of China’s other maritime neighbors in contested waters. Vietnamese and Chinese ships recently rammed each other and fired water cannons to contest China’s bringing in a giant oil rig off the barren sandspits called the Paracel Archipelago that both claim in the South China Sea. It was not the first such confrontation.
samedi 24 mai 2014
HANOI — Vietnam’s prime minister ordered an end Saturday to all “illegal protests” in the country after a week of violent demonstrations against China’s deployment of an oil rig in a disputed section of the South China Sea.
An elderly woman burnt herself to death early Friday morning at the entrance gate of Ho Chi Minh City Reunification Palace to protest China’s encroachment of Vietnamese waters in the East Vietnam Sea.
mercredi 23 avril 2014
BEIJING — The Vietnamese authorities have returned to the Chinese government 11 Chinese migrants and the bodies of five others after members of the group were involved in a deadly clash with Vietnamese border guards last Friday, according to a Vietnamese news report.
lundi 21 avril 2014
HANOI—Vietnamese security forces intercepted 21 illegal migrants attempting to cross from China by sea just hours after a clash with another group of migrants left seven people dead, state media reported on Sunday.
dimanche 20 avril 2014
BEIJING — Five Chinese civilians and two Vietnamese border guards died Friday during a clash between Vietnamese border guards and Chinese citizens who were trying to enter Vietnam illegally, according to official Vietnamese news reports on Friday and Saturday.
jeudi 27 mars 2014
Thousands of Chinese have been found working without a permit in Vietnam.
vendredi 21 mars 2014
The Philippines and Vietnam are natural allies in their common territorial struggles against China. But they should leave Washington out of it.
mercredi 26 février 2014
China’s impulsiveness to launch a militarily flawed massive invasion of Vietnam in1979 was impelled by a greater Chinese geopolitical blueprint of checkmating the perceived former Soviet Union’s strategic intrusiveness in South East Asia courtesy Vietnam, and also thereby ingratiating itself geopolitically with the United States that China was available to play the role of a quasi-strategic ally of the United States in the region to counterbalance the former Soviet Union.
dimanche 16 février 2014
HANOI — Anti-China protesters hoping to lay wreaths at a famous statue in the Vietnamese capital on Sunday were obstructed by an unusual sight of ballroom dancers and an energetic aerobics class held to a thumping sound system.
lundi 10 février 2014
The last couple of years have witnessed growing animosity between China and the Philippines, while China's relations with Vietnam, another major claimant to the South China Sea islands, remain relatively peaceful.