2,000 national flags presented to fishermen in Thanh Hoa province
The Ministry of Information and Communications in collaboration with the Thanh Hoa provincial People's Committee on July 22nd held a ceremony to launch and parade vehicles to promote a contest on communicating the sovereignty and sustainable development of Vietnam’s sea and islands in the Red River Delta region and neighboring provinces.
Photo exhibition on Vietnam’s sea and islands of Russian photographer
A photo exhibition themed “Travelling Vietnam through photos” was launched in Moscow, Russia on July 21st to introduce culture and coastal life to Russian audience through the lens of female Russian photographer Vera Mazhirina.
HCM City funds construction of medical station in Truong Sa archipelago
The Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Ho Chi Minh City on April 29 handed over 30 billion VND (1.27 million USD) in donations from local people and soldiers to help build a medical station on Nam Yet Island in Truong Sa archipelago.
China’s actions in East Sea contrary to UNCLOS 1982: experts
China’s maritime claims and recent actions in the East Sea ran counter to the provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 (UNCLOS 1982), according to an expert on the East Sea issue.
Spratly Islands today
Since its liberation on April 29th, 1975, thanks to the investment of the Party, State, the Ministry of National Defence, the joint hands of ministries, sectors, central and local agencies, businesses, people nationwide and overseas Vietnamese, together with the armed soldiers’ and islanders’ spirit, Spratly Islands in the central province of Khanh Hoa have seen remarkable positive changes.
Experts: China’s acts in East Sea increase regional tensions
Dr. Le Hong Hiep from the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore has said China’s recent acts in the East Sea has made the regional situation more tense and uncertain, thus hindering negotiations on a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC).
Russian experts hail Vietnam’s actions on East Sea issue
Vietnam has taken correct and timely action on the East Sea issue by sending a diplomatic note to the UN Secretary General to oppose China's claim over the East Sea and assert Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos, according to Russian international law researchers and experts.
Vietnam asks China to respect its sovereignty
Vietnam requests China to respect its sovereignty and take no actions that escalate tensions and complicate the situation, affecting peace and stability in the East Sea and the region, as well as efforts of countries in negotiations of a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC), spokesperson of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang said.
Spokesperson answers query on Chinese ships’ exit from Vietnamese waters
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang on October 25th once again stressed Vietnam’s request for relevant parties not to repeat violations of the country’s waters while answering reporters’ question regarding a group of Chinese ships’ withdrawal from Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf.
Seminar popularizes Vietnam’s legal rights and interests in the East Sea
(CPV) – The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Online Newspaper on October 14th held a seminar with the theme “Vietnam’s legal rights and interests in the East Sea in accordance with international law”.
Int’l maritime law expert condemns China’s unilateral acts in East Sea
China's sovereignty claims over most of the areas in the East Sea are invalid in legality and its unilateral actions in the sea are illegitimate, a Belgian expert of international maritime law has said.
Hanoi flag tower at Ca Mau cape to be inaugurated early December
The inauguration ceremony of the Hanoi flag tower at Ca Mau cape is scheduled to take place in the framework of Ca Mau Cape Tourism and Culture Week from December 10th to 15th in Ca Mau city and Ngoc Hien district, Ca Mau province.
Exhibition affirming Vietnam’s sovereignty over Paracel and Spratly in Khanh Hoa
An exhibition of historical and legal evidence demonstrating Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos in the East Sea will take place at high schools in the central city of Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa province, from October 29th to 31st.
International community condemns China’s illegal activities in East Sea
There has been widespread international condemnation of China’s illegal activities in the Tu Chinh reef, international known as Vanguard Bank, in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the East Sea (internationally known as South China Sea).
Maritime security high on Seoul Defence Dialogue’s agenda: official
Maritime security is among the issues drawing much attention at the ongoing 8th vice-ministerial Seoul Defence Dialogue in the Republic of Korea (RoK), according to Deputy Defence Minister, Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh.
Vietnam ranks among seven cheapest coastal countries for retirees
Vietnam ranks among the seven cheapest coastal countries in the world for retirees, according to International Living, an Ireland-based publishing company that writes about retiring overseas and Panama-based travel magazine Live and Invest Overseas.
Foreign scholars condemn China’s bullying behaviour in East Sea
China is engaged in a long-term and consistent campaign of coercing Southeast Asian countries to abandon their legitimate rights in the East Sea, according to an American scholar.
Countries concerned about East Sea situation
France, Germany and the UK on August 29th released a joint statement expressing their concern about the situation in the South China Sea (known as East Sea in Vietnam) which they said could lead to insecurity and instability in the region.
China requested to withdraw all ships from Vietnam’s EEZ
Vietnam has demanded China to immediately stop violations, withdraw all vessels from Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and not have actions to increase tensions, complicate the situation, and threaten peace, stability and security in the East Sea and the region, the Foreign Ministry’s Spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang has said.
Exhibition on Hoang Sa and Truong opens in Thai Nguyen province
An exhibition was opened in Dai Tu district, the northern province of Thai Nguyen on July 23rd, giving visitors an insight into the historical and legal evidence proving Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos.
Seminar in India talks East Sea issue
The Society for Indian Ocean Studies held a seminar on the East Sea in New Delhi, India on July 12th, to mark three years since the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) announced a ruling in favour of the Philippines in its lawsuit against China regarding the East Sea disputes.
Splendid Con Dao Archipelago
Famous not only as a spiritual tourist destination, Con Dao Archipelago in Con Dao district, Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, also possesses a beauty that wins people’s hearts.
(CPV) - To make each frame-house stand tall as Vietnam’s representative at sea, over the past 30 years, generations of cadres and soldiers of the DK1 battalion have overcome all hardships to firmly protect the sovereignty of the sacred sea, islands and the continental shelf of the country.
“Park” on Spratly islands
Son Ca, one of the large islands of the Spratly archipelago, looks like a park through the painstaking hands of cadres and soldiers in planting trees and creating little but nice playgrounds.
Vietnam Sea and Island Week launched in Bac Lieu
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu held a ceremony on June 1st to launch Vietnam Sea and Island Week and Action Month for the Environment in response to World Oceans Day and World Environment Day 2019.
Vietnam sea, island week 2019 to be held in Bac Lieu province
The Vietnam Sea and Island Week 2019 is scheduled to take place in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu.
Exhibition on Hoang Sa, Truong Sa archipelagos opens in Thai Nguyen
An exhibition was opened in the northern province of Thai Nguyen on May 10th, giving visitors an insight into the historical and legal evidence proving Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos.
Agricultural production on Spratly Islands
In harsh weather conditions, cadres and soldiers on the Spratly Islands overcome difficulties to boost agricultural and breeding production, thus improving their living conditions.
Photos on Vietnam’s sea and islands displayed in Da Nang city
Nearly 150 photos highlighting Vietnam’s sea and islands are on display at an exhibition which opened in the central city of Da Nang on November 15th.
Government allows establishment of fund for Vietnam’s sea and islands
The Prime Minister has signed Decision 1365/QD-TTg on the organization and operation of the fund for Vietnam’s sea and islands.