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PH, Vietnam forge closer trade, maritime defense ties

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It was Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario turn to visit Vietnam on Wednesday as the two countries forge closer ties amid China’s maritime ambitions.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

China continues to harass Vietnamese ships—state media

Vientnamese protesters chant antii-China slogans in Hanoi, Vietnam on Thursday June 19, 2014. Chinese deployment of a giant oil rig in early May off Vietnam's coast sparked anti-China protests in many parts of the country last moth, some turned to riots killing five Chinese nationals and injuring hundreds more. AP

China on Tuesday sent more than 100 ships, including six military vessels, to protect its oil rig illegally stationed in Vietnam’s waters, state media Viet Nam News reported Wednesday.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Chinese ships ram, damage Vietnam vessel—state media

A ship belonging to the Vietnam Fishing Surveillance Department was deliberately rammed and seriously damaged. Viet Nam News/Asia News Network

A ship belonging to the Vietnam Fishing Surveillance Department was deliberately rammed and seriously damaged by two Chinese ships illegally operating in Vietnamese waters Monday, state media Viet Nam news reported Tuesday.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Beijing sends another oil rig to South China Sea

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Another Chinese oil rig is set to arrive Friday in the South China Sea, authorities said, as Beijing and Hanoi trade accusations over an increasingly heated territorial row.

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

China says moving 2nd rig closer to Vietnam

In this May 7, 2014 file photo released by Vietnam Coast Guard, a Chinese ship, left, shoots water cannon at a Vietnamese vessel, right, while a Chinese Coast Guard ship, center, sails alongside in the South China Sea, off Vietnam's coast as Chinese ships are ramming at Vietnamese vessels trying to stop Beijing from setting up an oil rig in the sea. Beijing and Hanoi in particular are embroiled in an increasingly heated territorial row, the latest chapter of which was sparked by China's positioning of a major oil rig in waters claimed by Vietnam. AP

China said Thursday it was moving a second oil rig closer to the Vietnamese coast in disputed waters, near where ships from the two countries have been ramming each other in a tense confrontation.

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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