Vietnam summons Chinese diplomat to protest East Sea attacks

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned a representative from the Chinese Embassy in Hanoi on Tuesday to protest recent attacks on Vietnamese fishermen operating in Vietnam’s territorial waters. Early this month, China illegally dispatched the rig, as well as a large fleet of armed vessels, military ships and aircraft, into Vietnamese waters. The ministry said that, since the beginning of May, a number of Vietnamese fishing … Continue reading Vietnam summons Chinese diplomat to protest East Sea attacks

Vietnam boat sinks after collision with Chinese vessel

A Vietnamese fishing boat has sunk after it collided with a Chinese vessel near a controversial oil rig in the South China Sea, amid tensions between the two nations. Both countries are blaming the other for the incident. Vietnam’s coast guard said the boat was encircled by 40 Chinese vessels before it was rammed, reports said. But Chinese state media outlet Xinhua said Vietnam’s boat … Continue reading Vietnam boat sinks after collision with Chinese vessel

Vietnam PM says considering legal action against China over disputed waters

(Reuters) – Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said his government was considering various “defense options” against China, including legal action, following the deployment of a Chinese oil rig to waters in the South China Sea that Hanoi also claims. Dung’s comments, given in a written response to questions from Reuters, were the first time he has suggested Vietnam would take legal measures, and drew … Continue reading Vietnam PM says considering legal action against China over disputed waters

Vietnam Looks Poised to Join Legal Action Against China

MANILA–Vietnam looks poised to join legal action by the Philippines against China, risking deepening the rift between Hanoi and Beijing sparked by the deployment of a Chinese oil rig in disputed waters. Frustrated by a lack of options in the face of China’s vastly superior military power and material resources, Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told the World Economic Forum in Manila on Thursday … Continue reading Vietnam Looks Poised to Join Legal Action Against China

Cherries blossom early in Sapa giving visitors a special treat

Visitors to the northern town of Sapa at this time will be welcomed by the enthralling sight of the cherry blossoms blooming early this year. After some chilly days with the temperature dropping down to 5 degrees centigrade, the flowers, which came from Japan, are now sparkling under the warm sunlight. The sight has caught the eyes of visitors as well as local people to … Continue reading Cherries blossom early in Sapa giving visitors a special treat