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Monday, September 23, 2019
Tags: sea areas
Vietnam resolved to fight violations of its sea areas: spokeswoman Vietnam resolved to fight violations of its sea areas: spokeswoman
Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang reaffirmed on July 16 Vietnam’s resolve to peacefully struggle against violations of its sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction over its sea areas.
Offshore waste disposal laws need improving: experts Offshore waste disposal laws need improving: experts
Vietnam’s laws on waste disposal at sea put the marine ecosystem, aquatic resources and people’s livelihoods under severe threat, according to experts.
Arbitral ruling in South China Sea will have long-term impacts: expert Arbitral ruling in South China Sea will have long-term impacts: expert
Two years ago, the United Nations delivered a historic verdict in the South China Sea territorial dispute between the Philippines and China, rendering China’s extensive claims over most of the sea baseless. Dr. Ha Anh Tuan, Director of the Center for Policy Analysis under the Institute for South China Sea Studies, writes to Vietnam News Agency on the legal implications of this ruling and its role in the path toward a final resolution.
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.
Security border-guard procedures at ports tightened Security, border-guard procedures at ports tightened
Vessels entering Vietnamese marine border areas and crewmembers and passengers onboard these vessels are now required to carry out the entry procedures at the first seaport of arrival.
Ministry proposes plan for sustainable use of Vietnams sea Ministry proposes plan for sustainable use of Vietnam’s sea
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has recently introduced a draft master plan on use of Vietnam’s sea through 2035 and its implementation plan for the 2017-25 period, aiming to coordinate sea-based sustainable socio-economic activities in line with the overall management of marine and island resources and environment.
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.
Ruling of the century and landmark in the East Sea Ruling of the century and landmark in the East Sea
On July 12, 2016, the Arbitral Tribunal constituted under Annex VII to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea issued the Award on the merits of the legal case filed by the Republic of the Philippines against the People’s Republic of China in the South China Sea.

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