Chinese surveillance ships patrolling South China Sea

Two fleets of Chinese marine surveillance ships are carrying out separate regular patrol missions simultaneously on the South China Sea, the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said Saturday. Haijian 84 and Haijian 74 left Guangzhou port on Monday and arrived at the waters south to the Xisha Islands, an administration statement said, adding that they would […]

China urges Vietnam to stop unilateral oil, gas exploration in South China Sea

China on Thursday urged Vietnam to halt unilateral oil and gas development in the two countries’ overlapping waters in the South China Sea. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the comments at a daily press briefing in response to a Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokesman’s remarks made on Wednesday that criticized China for violating its sovereignty […]

China, Vietnam pledge to promote ties

China and Vietnam pledged to further promote their partnership on Saturday. The pledge came out of a meeting between Liu Yunshan, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Hoang Binh Quan, the special envoy of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) General […]

Ma Xiaotian attends 6th China-Vietnam Defense, Security Consultation

Ma Xiaotian attends 6th China-Vietnam Defense, Security Consultation

Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Ma Xiaotian (L) shakes hands with Vietnamese Deputy Defense Minister Nguyen Tri Vinh prior to the sixth China-Vietnam Defense and Security Consultation in Hanoi, Vietnam, Sept. 3, 2012. Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Ma Xiaotian (2nd […]

Five nations claim disputed island chains

Five nations claim disputed island chains

Rival Claims China‚Äôs recent establishment of Sansha city, an administrative municipality based on three islands in the South China Sea, has led to increasing tensions in recent weeks over which of six different governments has a legitimate claim to all or parts of the Spratly and Paracel island chains. The islands and their surrounding waters, […]

China responds to Vietnamese South China Sea protests

China responds to Vietnamese South China Sea protests

A Foreign Ministry spokesman on Monday urged Vietnam to act in ways that are conducive to bilateral ties and the peace and stability of the South China Sea. “China always opposes countries’ moves to aggravate and complicate the situation in the South China Sea,” Liu Weimin said at a regular news briefing in response to […]

Chongqing wins bid for Vietnam hydropower project

Chongqing wins bid for Vietnam hydropower project

The affiliated company of Chongqing Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (Group) Co., Ltd. won the bid for Vietnam HOI XUAN hydropower project on March 21, 2012 with a contract amount of 100 million US dollars. The project is the 6th hydropower project in Vietnam undertaken by the company. As the general contractor, the company will […]