Conflict in South China Sea/East Sea

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Asiens fred er Danmarks fred - Kommentar 14. juli 2016 i dagbladet Information af Jonas Wirke Schlein Andersen, formand for Dansk Vietnamesisk Forening

Chinas oilrig HD-981 was in 2014 located in Vietnams sea-territory from May 2nd until July 15th 2014. Oilrig HD-981 found prospects for oil and gas.
Wikipedia: Territorial disputes in the South China Sea - Haiyang Shiyou 981 standoff


  • DA 24/8 Jyllandsposten Debat: Kina har pludselig fået mange muskler - Selv om Kina er et stort land, er kapaciteten og den politiske vilje til at engagere sig militært uden for Kina af nyere dato, og på den måde er Kina en ung stormagt.

Chinese Cyber attack on Vietnam airports

1/8 Saigonner: Hack Delays Over 100 Flights in Vietnam, Chinese Group Denies Involvement - Following the attack, 1937CN neither acknowledged nor denied media reports attributing the attack to them.
30/7 Thanh Nien News: More than 100 flight delayed due to cyber-attacks at Vietnam's airports - The cyber-attacks on Vietnam's two major airports have affected more than 100 flights, dozens of which were delayed for up to one hour.
29/7 VnExpress: Passengers stuck at Vietnam's major airports after cyber-attack - Passengers were left stranded at Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat airports in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on Friday after authorities switched off the flight information screens and sound system in the wake of a major cyber-attack.
29/7 VnExpress: Vietnam's 2 major airports in chaos as flight info screens hacked - An insulting recording about Vietnam and the Philippines was posted, along with a message regarding China's claims to the South China Sea. Hacking group 1937cn claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • 24/7 Thanh Nien: ASEAN deadlocked on South China Sea after Cambodia blocks statement - Foreign ministers from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) met after UN-backed Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague handed an emphatic legal victory to the Philippines in the maritime dispute, but Cambodia stuck to its demand Asean make no reference to an international court ruling against Beijing in a statement.
  • 12/7 Quartz: China has no respect for international law, its neighbors, or marine life, a tribunal rules - A long-awaited international tribunal ruling issued today dealt a heavy blow to China’s sweeping territorial claims in the South China Sea. The ruling paints a picture of an environmentally destructive, dangerously aggressive government that has no legal jurisdiction for its actions.
  • DK: 22/7 Flemming Ytzen/Poitiken: Dragen lærer af ørnen - Så til søs: Får Kina sin Monroe-doktrin i det Sydkinesiske Hav?
  • DK 15/7 Berlinske / Uffe Ellemnn: Det farligste sted i Verden -  Desværre tyder Kinas hidtidige optræden på det sidste: Kina afviser at ville rette sig efter kendelsen fra Haag, og truer med at bruge magt, hvis andre forsøger at gå kinesiske interesser for nær.
  • DK 14/7 Information: Asiens fred er Danmarks fred - Kina truer med at ignorere en FN-dom, som underkender landets krav til et omstridt område i Det Sydkinesiske Hav. Slipper Kina af sted med det, kan danske havrettigheder blive de næste, der krænkes

12/7 Foreign Policy: After South China Sea Ruling, China Censors Online Calls for War - Beijing has fanned the flames of nationalism. Now it’s struggling to contain it.

12/7 Bloomberg: China's South China Sea Claims Dashed by Hague Court Ruling - China’s prestige as a rising global power suffered a blow as an international tribunal said its efforts to assert control over the South China Sea exceeded the law.

12/7 The Guardian: Beijing rejects tribunal's ruling in South China Sea case - Xi Jinping says China’s ‘territorial sovereignty and marine rights’ in the seas will not be affected

12/7 Thanh Nien / Reuters: Hague tribunal rules China's South China Sea claims unfounded - China has no historic title over the waters of the South China Sea and that it has breached the sovereign rights of the Philippines.

12/7 Thanh Nien / AFP: Tribunal rules against Beijing in South China Sea dispute -  international tribunal on Tuesday ruled against China in a bitter row over territorial claims to the South China Sea that is likely to ratchet up regional tensions.

  • 12/7 CNN: South China Sea: Hague rules in favor of Philippines over China - An international tribunal in the Hague ruled in favor of the Philippines Tuesday, concluding that there was no legal basis for China to claim historic rights to resources within South China Sea areas falling within the '"nine-dash line." China official Xinhua news agency said that the ruling was unlawful and said that the court doesn't have jurisdiction over sovereignty.


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27/10 BBC News: China says US warship's Spratly islands passage 'illegal' - The freedom of navigation operation is a serious challenge to China's claims over the artificial islands
27/10 BBC News: US Navy destroyer passes disputed China islands - Guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen breached the 12-nautical mile zone China claims around Subi and Mischief reefs in the Spratly archipelago
26/10 VietnamNet: East Sea: China tries to dodge the UNCLOS - China is using the concept of "historic waters" or "historical rights" to escape the constraints of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 (UNCLOS) in order to monopolize the East Sea
24/10 Thanh Nien: Chinese boats tried to sabotage Vietnam’s rescue mission near Paracels - Vietnamese rescuers on Friday night brought 11 crew members of a fishing boat to shore safely in a difficult rescue mission that was reportedly hindered by two Chinese coast guard boats
23/10 DPA: Japan defence minister to visit Vietnam over South China Sea dispute
22/10 Bangkok Post: Vietnam blocks Chinese apple imports over island dispute
21/10 VietnamPlus: US experts talk security, development in East Sea - Experts at a discussion in the US’s Washington D.C. on October 20 examined recent security developments in the East Sea, underlining the serious impacts of activities that change the status quo
19/10 International New York Times: Drawing of China in Swimmingpool and Obama trying to jump in

30/6 Saigoneer: Manila Times Gives China The Finger With Its Own “Nine Dash Line” Map

USA visit and new weapons

11/6 Saigoneer: Vietnam Looks To The West For Fighter Jets, Drones
5/6 Reuters: Exclusive: Vietnam eyes Western warplanes, patrol aircraft to counter China
5/6 The Diplomat: US, Vietnam Deepen Defense Ties
4/6 Yahoo/Reuters: Vietnam launches special 'sovereignty' cruise, likely to irk China
4/6 The Sundaily (Malaysia): Chinese hackers accused of attacks on Vietnam websites
3/6 Thanh Nien: Vietnam receives Russian-design missile boats amid maritime tension
1/6 Thanh Nien: Vietnam, US discuss military cooperation, East Sea islands
31/5 Business Insider: The US is giving Vietnam $18 million for patrol boats to counter China  
31/5 MilitaryTimes: SecDef Carter to ask Vietnam to end land reclamation
31/5 VietnamPlus: US Secretary of Defence visits Vietnam
31/5 VietnamPlus: Deputy Defence Minister: East Seas issue is global concern
30/5 BBC: US calls for land reclamation 'halt' in South China Sea 
30/5 CNN: U.S. defense chief to China: End South China Sea expansion   
30/5 DefenseNews: McCain to Push Change on Vietnam Arms Embargo  
30/5 Forbes: War Clouds Over South China Sea As U.S. Declares Right To Waters And U.S. Warship Arrives At Subic   
29/5 Sydney Morning Herald: Vietnam opposes Chinese fishing ban in disputed South China Sea
15/5 VietNam News: Viet Nam welcomes East Sea support
14/5 Rappler (Philippines): Vietnam defends building in South China Sea 
13/5 Bloomberg: Vietnam Goes Shopping for U.S. Military Hardware - Officials in Hanoi recently hosted a group of foreign defense contractors looking to sell everything from radar systems to night vision technology and aircraft. The military’s top officers were not present because of the sensitivity of hobnobbing with U.S. defense companies eight days before celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the defeat of America and its allies. But the meeting shows how Vietnam’s leaders are looking past ideology to practical realities.
8/5 International Business Times: Vietnam Reclaiming Land In Disputed South China Sea, Satellite Images Show 
6/5 Toui Tre: Coast guards of Vietnam, Japan to conduct joint drill at sea 
30/4 The Diplomat: Vietnam Buys Deadly New Missiles Capable of Hitting China
16/4 DW: Beijing's South China Sea projects 'highly disruptive' to local ecosystems

5/1 Thanh Nien: Entering Vietnam no longer easy for Chinese tourists since new law took effect - Vietnam received a total of 7.87 million foreign tourist arrivals by the end of last year, up 4 percent from 2013 - Around 1.95 million Chinese tourists visited Vietnam in 2014, a slight increase by 2.1 percent from 2013, when Chinese tourists arrivals rose by 33.5 percent.


10/8 Reuter via Thanh Nien: 

US call for South China Sea 'freeze' gets cool response from China

1/8 Thanh Nien: Japan offers vessels to Vietnam to boost its sea strength
30/7 Bangkok Post: 'Escape' China, Viet communists urge
29/7 AsiaTimes: Vietnam buckles under Chinese pressure

29/7 VietnaNet: Behind the vague cow-tongue line established by China
29/7 Thanh Nien: Japanese photographer captures Vietnam’s mood about island dispute
28/7 Thanh Nien: Battered and broke, Vietnam fishermen bear brunt of China row
28/7 Toui Tre: Int’l seminar on East Vietnam Sea disputes held in southern metropolis
21/7 Thanh Nien: China's oil rig withdrawal from Vietnam waters: retreat or tactical feint?
17/7 InterAksyon (Philippines): LOVE-HATE TRIANGLE | What is the result of China's heavy-handedness vis-a-vis Vietnam?
16/7 Reuters: Chinese oil rig moved away from disputed waters off Vietnam
12/7 Thanh Nien: Vietnam applauds US Senate’s resolution

11/7 Thanh Nien: US Senate calls on China to withdraw oil rig
5/7 VietNam News: Vietnam asks UN for East Sea support
4/7 Thanh Nien: Vietnam's economists raise concerns about China's dominance in development projects
4/7 Thanh Nien: Vietnam, Philippines look to bolster ties amid China threat
4/7 Thanh Nien: 10 rioters jailed in southern Vietnam - vandalized foreign-invested Chinese and Taiwanese companies

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Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung call for preparation of lawsuit against China

3/7 Tuoi Tre: Friendship associations request China to remove rig from Vietnam’s waters
3/7 ABCnews/AP: Amid China Spat, Vietnam to Build 32 Patrol Ships
2/7 Thanh Nien: Vietnam ramps up condemnation, but will China balk at it?
2/7 Thanh Nien: Vietnam's Prime Minister calls for preparation of lawsuit against China - Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has ordered relevant agencies to prepare documents for legal proceedings against China for illegally placing a drilling rig in Vietnam’s waters

27/6 BBC: China boat sinks near disputed East China Sea islands (Japan)
27/6 Thanh Nien: Vietnam blasts China’s new vertical map

26/6 Thanh Nien: China’s second rig deployed in disputed waters: Vietnam spokesman

23/6 Deutsche Welle: 'EU should intervene' in Sino-Vietnamese dispute
20/6 Thanh Nien: China sends four oil rigs to South China Sea amid regional tensions
19/6 Thanh Nien: China deploys second oil rig as ties with Vietnam remain rocky
18/6 BBC: China media: Vietnam talks amid territorial tensions
18/6 BBC: Deadlock at China-Vietnam talks
17/6 Than Nien: Vietnam slams China’s distortion of East Sea situation 
17/6 Than Nien: How pivotal is the US ‘pivot’ to the East Sea dispute?
16/6 Diplomat: China’s Information Warfare Campaign and the South China Sea: Bring It On! Analyse by Australian expert Carl Thayer
5/6 Vietnam-net: Madam Nguyen Thi Binh publishes open letter on East Sea

DK 16/3 Arbejderen: Kinas omstridte øer - Landet strides med sine naboer om en række ø-grupper i de omkringliggende have

Wikipedia May 2014: 2014 Vietnam anti-China protests

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