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Monday, September 16, 2019
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Vietnam respects fully implements UNCLOS 1982 Vietnam respects, fully implements UNCLOS 1982
Vietnam actively participated in the negotiation process and building of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and has made significant efforts in enforcing the pact.
Continuous line map - new wine in old bottles “Continuous line” map - new wine in old bottles
The story of the “nine-dash line”, the so-called China’s claim in the South China Sea, or the East Sea as it is called in Vietnam, seems to have sunk into the past after the award of the Arbitral Tribunal in the Philippines case against China in 2016. In this ruling, the Tribunal rejected the so-called “historic rights” of China in the waters within the “nine-dash line”. The idea is that the “nine-dash line” no longer exists after the ruling of the Arbitral Tribunal, but recently, the international press is stirred about the “nine-dash line” but under a new shape.
Vietnams actions to fight against illegal fishing Vietnam’s actions to fight against illegal fishing
Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing has had negative impacts on the coastal countries, including Vietnam. The author reviews the situation of IUU fishing in the region and recommends legal and practical actions to fight this problem in response to the EU’s warning against Vietnam’s fisheries products imported to the Union.
Viet Nam resolved to maintain peaceful and stable borderlines Viet Nam resolved to maintain peaceful and stable borderlines
Viet Nam has made unceasing and serious efforts to exercise all of its agreements on land border with neighboring countries to ensure a border of peace and stability, to safeguard the border line and all border markers as well as law and order, said Deputy Foreign Minister and Chairman of the National Boundary Commission Le Hoai Trung.
Khanh Hoa province seeks ways to boost marine economy Khanh Hoa province seeks ways to boost marine economy
“Khanh Hoa is a province with a special and essential position in the southern central coastal region in particular and the country in general,” said Chairman of the National Assembly’s National Defense and Security Committee Vo Trong Viet, suggesting the province combine the sea-based growth strategy with national defense and security maintenance.
VN says East Sea disputes require peaceful resolution VN says East Sea disputes require peaceful resolution
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said on April 8 that Vietnam has consistently insisted that disputes in the East Sea be settled by peaceful measures in line with international law.
VN protests Taiwan live-fire drill VN protests Taiwan live-fire drill
Vietnam has protested against a live-fire military drill conducted this week by Taiwan in the Truong Sa archipelago, demanding that it refrain from repeating such activity, Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh said on March 30.
The East Sea after the mid-July Award The East Sea after the mid-July Award
The change of the US president has brought about unforeseeable developments in the policies of the US and regional countries. ASEAN could not reach agreement on a joint statement on the ruling. The effect of the ruling and its future application remain unanswered questions.
Conference seeks initiatives to promote cooperation in East Sea Conference seeks initiatives to promote cooperation in East Sea
The eighth International Conference on the East Sea (South China Sea), themed “Cooperation for Regional Security and Development,” opened in the central coastal city of Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa Province on November 14.
Vietnams reaction to Chinese ministers call for war at sea Vietnam’s reaction to Chinese minister’s call for war at sea
Officials need to speak and act in accordance with official statements as well as their countries’ obligations, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh said at a regular press conference on August 4.

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