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vendredi 8 mars 2019

South China Sea tensions at new high after Vietnamese boat rammed and sunk

China has dramatically escalated tensions in one of the most hotly disputed places on the planet, reportedly sinking a vessel.

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mercredi 6 mars 2019

Vietnam learns to live in China's shadow

Four decades on, China's 1979 border war is officially 'forgotten' in Hanoi

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dimanche 3 mars 2019

China tries to forget, but its war with Vietnam ended with a US victory. Just look at Trump

The 40th anniversary of the Sino-Vietnamese war is passing largely unnoticed in China, where all commemorative activity has been banned But Vietnam bitterly recalls the conflict that tore two ideological allies apart – and sent Hanoi into American arms

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In 1979, China and Vietnam went to war (and changed history forever)

At 5 AM on February 17, 1979, a massive artillery bombardment rippled across Vietnam’s mountainous northern border with China. Waves of soldiers from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) swarmed towards the startled Vietnamese soldiers hunkered down in border forts, bunkers and caves.

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lundi 25 février 2019

‘Defence is one of the most important areas of Vietnam-India cooperation

Vietnam has emerged as a critical strategic partner for India in the Asean region.

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lundi 18 février 2019

Border war with Vietnam a lingering wound for China’s forgotten soldiers

Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of the start of the Sino-Vietnamese war but there will be no commemorations in Beijing Ex-soldiers say they just want to be acknowledged for the sacrifices they and the 7,000 who died – many of them teenagers – made for their country

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mercredi 30 janvier 2019

A new Vietnam-Canada defense dialogue ?

A closer look at the broader context behind a new defense policy dialogue mechanism being discussed by the two sides.

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mardi 29 janvier 2019

Defense minister visit puts Vietnam-Thailand military ties into focus

A recent interaction highlighted some of the cooperation between both countries in the defense realm.

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mardi 8 janvier 2019

How Vietnam lost and China won Cambodia

Forty years after the fall of the China-supported Khmer Rouge regime to Vietnam's invading forces, Cambodia is now more clearly in Beijing's than Hanoi's orbit

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lundi 7 janvier 2019

The war in Cambodia was a ’war of justice’: Vietnamese General

40 years ago, on January 7, 1979, the Vietnamese People’s Army in co-ordination with the Kampuchean United Front for National Salvation, deposed Pol Pot, putting an end to the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, liberating Cambodia’s capital city Phnom Penh.

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Vietnam remembers January 7, too

In an interview with Vietnam News, General Pham Van Tra, who led Vietnamese forces into Cambodia in 1978, recalls the conflict from a perspective seldom heard.

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mardi 1 janvier 2019

Nearly 20 wanted for assaulting police, vandalizing military office in Vietnam

Police are hunting a group of nearly 20 youths who assaulted officials and vandalized a military office in Vinh Long.

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lundi 24 décembre 2018

Vietnam’s volunteer soldiers commemorated in Cambodia

Volunteer Vietnamese soldiers who laid down their lives in the fight against the Khmer Rouge genocidal regime in Cambodia were commemorated at a ceremony in Phnom Penh on December 21.

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samedi 22 décembre 2018

Vietnam’s sad hunt: 300,000 missing souls

Decades after the war with America ended, Vietnamese families continue to search for the remains of their kin who are still missing in action.

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mardi 6 novembre 2018

French PM visits site of Vietnam 1954 Dien Bien Phu battle

France's prime minister has visited the site of the 1954 battle of Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam, which led to the end of French presence in Indochina.

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mardi 23 octobre 2018

Taiwan to hold live-fire drill in Spratly Islands likely to anger Vietnam

November exercise will ‘safeguard integrity of Taiwan’s territory and strengthen its defence capability’

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dimanche 21 octobre 2018

How Vietnam Benefits From US Strategy in the South China Sea

The Trump administration’s free and open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) strategy is quickly gaining more definition.

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mardi 16 octobre 2018

US defence secretary visits Vietnam

US Defence Secretary James Mattis is due to land in Vietnam amid rising tensions with China over trade and the South China Sea.

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lundi 15 octobre 2018

Mattis pushes closer ties to Vietnam amid tension with China

By making a rare second trip this year to Vietnam, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is signaling how intensively the Trump administration is trying to counter China's military assertiveness by cozying up to smaller nations in the region that share American wariness about Chinese intentions.

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mardi 9 octobre 2018

Vietnam more willing to boost security ties with major powers

A number of foreign naval ships have visited Vietnam recently, and analysts say the nation is keen to promote defense diplomacy.

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dimanche 7 octobre 2018

U.S. general considered nuclear response in Vietnam War, cables show

In one of the darkest moments of the Vietnam War, the top American military commander in Saigon activated a plan in 1968 to move nuclear weapons to South Vietnam until he was overruled by President Lyndon B. Johnson, according to recently declassified documents cited in a new history of wartime presidential decisions.

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mercredi 3 octobre 2018

What’s in Vietnam’s new peacekeeping boost ?

A closer look at yet another significant development in Vietnam’s ongoing contribution to international peacekeeping.

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jeudi 27 septembre 2018

What’s in a Canada Warship’s Vietnam Voyage ?

The scheduled visit has significance for both bilateral ties as well as the wider region.

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jeudi 20 septembre 2018

Vietnam, France hold first security-defence strategy dialogue

The first Vietnam-France dialogue on security and defence strategy was held in Paris on September 18.

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What’s behind France’s first Vietnam air force mission ?

A closer look at a significant development in the bilateral defense relationship and the wider region.

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mardi 18 septembre 2018

Vietnam looks to Russia as it strikes US$1 billion weapons deal

Vietnam has been one of the world’s most active arms importers over recent years, amid China’s increasingly aggressive territorial claims in the South China Sea

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mardi 14 août 2018

A New Vietnam-Thailand Navy Pact ?

A new hydrographic agreement factored into recent discussions by both sides.

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Bui Tin, colonel who accepted South Vietnam’s surrender, dies at 90

Bui Tin, a North Vietnamese colonel who had a prominent role in the Vietnam War’s final moments but later fled the country and became an unlikely critic of its ruling Communist Party, died on Saturday in France. He was 90.

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lundi 13 août 2018

Bui Tin, Vietnam communist war hero turned dissident, dies aged 90

Bui Tin, a former army journalist, had lived in exile in France since 1990 when he defected during a trip

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mercredi 8 août 2018

Vietnam restructures public security ministry

Vietnam's Ministry of Public Security has undergone a major restructuring, with six general departments scrapped and many divisions merged to build a "lean machine."

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