China’s claims under nine-dash line contrary to UNCLOS: Hague tribunal

The PCA said on July 12th that China’s claims to historic rights for waters within the nine-dash line are contrary to the 1982 ​UNConvention on the Law of the Sea (Photo: BBC)
China’s claims to historic rights over waters within the nine-dash line are contrary to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague, the Netherlands, said.

Philippines, Japan urge China to respect PCA ruling

Secretary of the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs Perfecto Yasay (Photo: EPA/VNA)
Both the Philippines and Japan have called on China to respect the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s (PCA) ruling that rejected Beijing’s nine-dash line claims in the East Sea, as part of their participation at the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc active on ASEM sidelines

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe (Photo: VNA)
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had bilateral meetings with leaders of Asian and European countries on the sidelines of the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, on July 15th.

Photo exhibition on East Sea opens in Seoul

An overview of the exhibition (Source: VNA)
A photo exhibition on the East Sea was held in Seoul, the Republic of Korea (RoK), on July 10th as part of the second Vietnam Culture Day in the country.

Industry insiders talk Brexit’s effects on Vietnamese wood sector

Wood processing for exports (Photo: VNA)
Industry insiders discussed the impacts of Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) on the Vietnamese wood sector during a workshop in Hanoi on July 14th.

Con Dao wins Lonely Planet renown as one of best spots in Asia

A corner of Con Dao Islands. (Photo: Lonely Planet)
Con Dao Islands have been listed among of Lonely Planet’s Top 10 places to visit in Asia in 2016.

Writing contest about sovereignty over sea and islands for overseas Vietnamese youth launched


Mr. Truong Minh Tuan, Minister of MIC, speaking at the launching ceremony (Photo: VNA)
A writing contest with the theme “Overseas Vietnamese students and youth with the task of protecting sovereignty over sea and islands of Vietnam" was officially launched by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) and the Vietnamese Youth Federation Central Committee in Hanoi on July 13th./.

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