Daily Archives: 6 octobre 2017

On 6 October in Asian history

 

1976-10-06

ON 6 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 6, 2017

23: Rebels kill and decapitate the Xin Dynasty emperor Wang Mang two days after the capital Chang’an is sacked during a peasant rebellion.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%BClin
http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/people_n2/ppersons2_n2/wangmang.html

618: Wang Shichong decisively defeats Li Mi at the Battle of Yanshi, during the transition from Sui to Tang civil war
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Shichong
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Mi_(Sui_dynasty)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yanshi

1552: Birth of Matteo Ricci, an Italian missionary who lived in Goa (India) from 1578 to 1583, then in China up to his death in Beijing on May 11, 1610
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matteo_Ricci
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13034a.htm

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mav-rG-z3O4

1661: Death of guru Har Rai, seventh Sikh guru, born on January 16, 1630
http://www.sikhs.org/guru7.htm

1762: End of The Battle of Manila during the Seven Years’ War (known as the French and Indian War in the United States), between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Spain in and around Manila, the capital of the Philippines, a Spanish colony at that time
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Manila_(1762)

1879: During the Second Afghan War, battle of Charasiab
http://britishbattles.com/second-afghan-war/charasiab.htm
http://maiwandday.blogspot.fr/2015/01/the-british-army-at-charasiab-october.html

1879-10-06-battle-of-chariasad

1883: Death of Dục Đức, Vietnamese emperor during 3 days, born in 1852
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%E1%BB%A5c_%C4%90%E1%BB%A9c

1893: Birth of Meghnad Saha, Indian astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic who died on February 16, 1956
http://scientistsinformation.blogspot.fr/2010/01/meghnad-saha-1893-1956.html
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/meghnad-saha.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/6th-october-1893-meghnad-saha-indian-astrophysicist-is-born

1896: Filipino nationalist Jose Rizal is arrested en route to Cuba via Spain and imprisoned in Barcelona before to be send to Manila
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1296/today-in-philippine-history-october-6-1896-rizal-was-taken-from-montjuich-castle-to-a-ship-to-sail-back-to-manila

1916: Birth of Chiang Wei-kuo (Wego Chiang) from a Japanese mother, adopted son of Chiang Kai-shek and politician who died on September 22, 1997
http://www.shanghai1937.com/a-chinese-in-the-german-wehrmacht/

1918: Birth of Goh Keng Swee, the « economic architect » of Singapore who died on May 14, 2010
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_662_2005-01-11.html

goh-keng-swee

1928: War-torn China is reunited under the Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-Shek who takes the title of Generalissimo (Chairman of the National Military Council) of the Nationalist Government of the Republic of China (ROC)

1931: Birth of Lee Man-hui, Korean film writer
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0497802/

1935: Birth of Charito Solis, Filipino actress, who died on January 9, 1998
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charito_Solis
http://www.kabayancentral.com/video/lvn/cplvnnb.html

1937: The League of Nations condemns the Japanese aggression against China

1939: End of the Battle of Changsha, which started on September 17, the first attempt by Japan to take the city of Changsha, China, during the second Sino-Japanese War
http://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Battle%20of%20Changsha%20(1939)&item_type=topic&sr=50

1939-10-06-end-of-battle-of-changsha

1942: The October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal begins as United States Marine Corps forces attack Imperial Japanese Army units along the Matanikau River.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actions_along_the_Matanikau

1946: Birth of Vinod Khanna, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinod_Khanna

1949: Iva Toguri D’Aquino is sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $10,000 for war crimes. The conviction was for being Japanese wartime broadcaster « Tokyo Rose. »
https://www.biography.com/news/toyko-rose-iva-toguri-facts

1950: In China, a campaign against the counterrevolutionaries is launched

1950: Battle of Markham Gartok, during the invasion of the Tibet by China

1951: Malayan Races Liberation Army (MRLA) ambushes and kills British High Commissioner Sir Henry Gurney
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Gurney

1955: Ghulam Mohammad, the governor-general of Pakistan is replaced by Iskander Mirza
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P012
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P015

1966: Soviet Union orders all Russian students in China to leave the country

1970: South Vietnamese forces withdraw from Cambodia after a three-month operation
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-forces-withdraw-from-cambodia

1972: Birth of Ko So-young, South Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ko_So-young
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Ko_So-young.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwe6FK4LS_U

1972: Birth of Ryu Shi-won, South Korean actor and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryu_Shi-won

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cU6oLCe7QQ

1976: New Premier Hua Guofeng orders the arrest of the Gang of Four and associates and ends the Cultural Revolution in the People’s Republic of China.
http://www.dhahranbritish.com/history/A14_gang4.htm

http://chineseposters.net/themes/gang-of-four.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gang_of_Four


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unuGt6Bq2io

1976: Birth of Barbie Hsu, Taiwanese actress and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbie_Hsu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxNo1Mw6Wso

1976: Massacre of students gathering at Thammasat University in Bangkok, to protest the return of ex-dictator Thanom by a coalition of right-wing paramilitary and government forces, triggering the return of the military to government. The 1974 constitution is abolished
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6_October_1976_Massacre                                                                     http://www.zenjournalist.org/2013/03/11/confidential-british-cable-on-the-october-1976-thammasat-massacre-and-coup/?goback=%2Egde_2343547_member_221516588

1976-10-06

 

1982: Birth of Meiyang Chаng, Indian actor, singer, anchor and dancer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meiyang_Ch%D0%B0ng

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTpwk8koqCc

1983: In India, after serious attack by Sikh nationalists against police and Hindu people, the state of Punjab is put under direct control of the central government

1988: Birth of Maki Horikita, Japanese model and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maki_Horikita


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9MEYS-i1t4&feature=related

1993: In Pakistan’s elections, Benazir Bhutto, the leader of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), captures the most seats in the nation’s Parliament, thus she will be Prime Minister for the second time (her first tenure was from 1988-1990)
http://www.dawn.com/news/802238/an-overview-of-1993-general-elections-a-pile-of-dirty-linen
http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/2241_93.htm

1998 : the Philippine Supreme Court reverses a 1993 lower court decision sentencing former First Lady Imelda Marcos to a maximum 12-year jail term and perpetual disqualification from public office, based on insufficiency of evidence
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1297/today-in-philippine-history-october-6-1998-the-supreme-court-reversed-imelda-marcos-sentence

1999: Former Khmer Rouge leader Ta Mok is arrested. He will die on July 21, 2006
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5128664.stm

2000: In Taiwan, Chang Chun-hsiung is appointed prime minister for the first time (up to February 1, 2002)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang_Chun-hsiung

2008: Kim Ji-hoo, South Korean actor and model commits suicide, born on April 5, 1985
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Ji-hoo
http://www.dramabeans.com/2008/10/model-kim-ji-hoo-commits-suicide/

2009: Death of W.S. Rendra, Indonesian poet
http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/archive/obituary-farewell-ws-rendra-poet-playwright-and-father-of-indonesian-theater/
http://nanang-publicity.blogspot.fr/2009/08/w-s-rendra-indonesia-famous-poet-died.html

2010: The European Union and South Korea sign a free-trade deal which could double trade between them and trigger more calls among Asian states for such pacts with the 27-nation bloc
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/europe/2010/10/2010106171132814988.html

2012: New People’s Army regional chief Benjamin Mendoza and three other suspected insurgents are arrested outside their hideout in suburban Quezon City
http://asiancorrespondent.com/90420/communist-rebel-leader-captured-in-philippines/

2013: China cautions the United States, Australia and Japan not to use their alliance as an excuse to intervene in territorial disputes in the East China Sea and South China Sea, and urges them to refrain from inflaming regional tensions
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-warns-us-japan-australia-not-gang-sea-disputes

2013: Chinese President Xi Jinping says a senior envoy from self-ruled Taiwan that a political solution to a standoff over sovereignty lasting more than six decades cannot be postponed forever, drawing a cool, non-committal response
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china%E2%80%99s-xi-says-political-solution-taiwan-can%E2%80%99t-wait-forever

2015: Japanese physicist Takaaki Kajita is named a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics 6 for the discovery of oscillations in atmospheric neutrinos, which indicate that the elusive subatomic particles have mass
http://www.nobelprize.org/mediaplayer/index.php?id=2565

2015: Around 2,000 protesters at Hong Kong University march to support academic freedom as fears grow that Beijing is interfering in the city’s education system
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/hong-kong-university/2173034.html?cx_tag=similar#cxrecs_s
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hong-kong-university-protest-over-academic-freedoms

2016: Thai university commemorates 40th anniversary of massacre
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/10/thai-uni-40th-anniversary-massacre/
http://www.khaosodenglish.com/life/arts/2016/10/06/thammasat-massacre-relived-40-years-arts-culture/

Vietnam home Policy and society


6 OCTOBER 2017

Party chief of Da Nang relieved of post, removed from powerful Communist Party of Vietnam central committee

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam has dismissed the Party chief of Da Nang from his post and eliminated him from the committee for violating principle, including using invalid degrees and accepting cars and houses from businesses
http://tuoitrenews.vn/news/politics/20171006/party-chief-of-da-nang-relieved-of-post-removed-from-powerful-central-committee/41936.html
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/vietnam-sacks-top-communist-official

29 SEPTEMBER 2017

Vietnam court sentences to death PetroVietnam ex-chairman in mass trial

A Vietnam court sentenced to death a former chairman of state-run PetroVietnam on Friday after finding him guilty in the mass trial of 51 officials and bankers accused of graft and mismanagement that led to losses of US$69 million (£51.43 million)
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/vietnam-court-sentences-to-death-petrovietnam-ex-chairman-in-mass-trial-9262556
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4932126/Vietnam-ex-banker-sentenced-death-fraud-saga.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

29 JUNE 2017

Vietnam blogger ‘Mother Mushroom’ jailed for 10 years

A prominent Vietnamese blogger known as ‘Mother Mushroom’ was jailed for 10 years on Thursday (June 29), her lawyer said, during a brief trial rights groups decried as « outrageous »
http://www.vietnamtribune.com/news/253782406/vietnam-blogger-gets-10-yr-sentence-for-conducting-propaganda
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/vietnam-blogger-mother-mushroom-jailed-for-10-years

25 JUNE 2017

Hanoi Expels French-Vietnamese Professor and Government Critic Pham Minh Hoang

French-Vietnamese professor Pham Minh Hoang has been deported to Paris, according to his wife and supporters of the former political prisoner
http://www.vietnamtribune.com/news/253730354/hanoi-expels-french-vietnamese-professor-and-government-critic
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40398096

21 JUNE 2017

Report: Vietnamese activists under constant threat of violence

An alarming new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) details dozens of violent assaults on rights activists and bloggers in Vietnam. State security services are also implicated in contributing to violent repression
http://www.dw.com/en/report-vietnamese-activists-under-constant-threat-of-violence/a-39349703

8 MAY 2017

Ho Chi Minh City’s top leader removed from Vietnam’s Politburo

The Ho Chi Minh City Party chief Dinh La Thang has been warned and dismissed from the Politburo of the Party Central Committee for multiple financial wrongdoings he had committed when leading Vietnam’s oil and gas behemoth
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/government/177936/dinh-la-thang-disciplined-for-misdeeds-at-petrovietnam.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39840943

19 APRIL 2017

Fighting corruption in Vietnam requires institutional reform

The first half of 2016 saw Vietnam’s fight against corruption gain new momentum. Having consolidated his power after being re-elected as Secretary-General of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), Nguyen Phu Trong issued resolutions and directives aimed at tightening party members’ ethical conduct
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/04/19/fighting-corruption-in-vietnam-requires-institutional-reform/

29 DECEMBER 2016

Vietnam economy propelled by manufacturing and building boom

Vietnam’s economy is estimated to grow 6.2 percent in 2016, propelled by a manufacturing and building boom
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/250506629

2 DECEMBER 2016

Is Vietnam’s new religion law a smokescreen for political repression?

A controversial law on religion passed in Vietnam has triggered renewed fears of state repression in the name of national unity
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2051224/vietnams-new-religion-law-smokescreen-political-repression

29 NOVEMBER 2016

Vietnam vows full speed ahead with economic reforms, with or without the TPP

As Donald Trump prepares to kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the 12-nation trade pact is helping to spur the biggest overhaul of Vietnam’s economy in décades
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2050035/vietnam-vows-full-speed-ahead-economic-reforms-or-without

15 NOVEMBER 2016

Alert: No wives for 4 million Vietnamese men

Some four million men in Vietnam will have no opportunity of getting married by 2050 if the current imbalance in the nation’s sex ratio persists, said experts
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/alert-no-wives-4-million-vietnamese-men

4 OCTOBER 2016

Vietnam War propaganda broadcaster ‘Hanoi Hannah’ dies

Silky-voiced communist propaganda broadcaster “Hanoi Hannah”, famous for urging American GIs to leave her country during the Vietnam War, has died at age 87, friends said Tuesday
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2024988/vietnam-war-propaganda-broadcaster-hanoi-hannah-dies

23 AUGUST 2016

Vietnam’s New Prime Minister Quietly Turns the Wheels of Economic Reform

Phuc took office in the shadow of a highly charismatic predecessor — former prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung. With a focus on straightforward, practical economic measures, the new government has quietly embarked on a series of promising reforms
http://cogitasia.com/vietnams-new-prime-minister-quietly-turns-the-wheels-of-economic-reform/

25 JULY 2016

Tran Dai Quang re-elected as President

The swearing-in ceremony took place soon after the voting result came in, of which 485 out of 487 members of the newly-elected National Assembly voted for Trần Đại Quang to become the next President
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/government/161022/tran-dai-quang-re-elected-as-president.html
http://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/300112/tran-dai-quang-sworn-in-as-president.html#JK8SO5JKEWF1DwFr.99

17 JULY 2016

Vietnamese authorities stop anti-China protest in Hanoi

Dozen of Vietnamese who gathered for an anti-China protest in central Hanoi were taken away by police as they tried to rally support for an international tribunal’s ruling rejecting Beijing’s claims in the South China Sea
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/07/south-china-sea-vietnam-police-detain-dozens-protesters-hanoi/
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/vietnam-detains-activists-after-south-china-sea-ruling-0
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/1990913/down-china-invasion-vietnam-detains-activists-after-south

27 JUNE 2016

Top Chinese envoy visits Vietnam as South China Sea tension rises

China`s top diplomat met Vietnam`s leadership on Monday during a scheduled visit aimed at strengthening historically close relations at a time when ties are strained by squabbles over the South China Sea
http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/top-chinese-envoy-visits-vietnam-as-south-china-sea-tension-rises_1900802.html
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160627_34/

22 MAY 2016

Vietnam launches parliamentary election

More than 69.2 million Vietnamese are set to cast votes to elect members of the national and local legislative bodies in the country’s biggest-ever general election on Sunday
http://www.thanhniennews.com/politics/vietnam-launches-parliamentary-election-62417.html
http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/vietnam-parliamentary-elections-starts-116052200052_1.html
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-20/vietnam-national-assembly-elections-plagued-by-bias/7430010

20 MAY 2016

Vietnam Releases Prominent Dissident Ahead of Obama Visit

Family members of dissident Catholic priest Nguyen Van Ly, who has spent much of the last two decades either in jail or under house arrest for advocating democratic reforms in the Southeast Asian country, confirmed his release, which occurred around 8 a.m. local time.
http://www.vietnamtribune.com/index.php/sid/244261471

7 APRIL 2016

Nguyen Xuan Phuc elected Vietnam’s PM

Vietnam elected Thursday a new Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, to lead the emerging economy as it comes under increasing pressure to reform a scandal hit state-owned sector and banking system
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/nguyen-xuan-phuc-elected/2672918.html
http://www.dw.com/en/new-prime-minister-rounds-out-vietnams-leadership-trio/a-19170482
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-04-07/vietnam-elects-new-prime-minister-nguyen-xuan-phuc/1566998

6 APRIL 2016

Vietnam’s assembly ‘dismisses’ prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung

Vietnam’s prime minister has stepped down after 10 years in office, leaving behind a mixed legacy of promoting failed state enterprises, but at the same time attracting foreign investment and daring to challenge China
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/04/vietnam-assembly-dismisses-prime-minister-160406133834975.html
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-04/06/content_15411576.html

2 APRIL 2016

Vietnam parliament swears in top policeman Tran Dai Quang as president

Vietnam’s parliament swore in Tran Dai Quang as president on Saturday (April 2), elevating the head of a controversial internal security agency to one of the communist nation’s most powerful political posts
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/vietnam-parliament-swears-top-policeman-president
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160402_23/
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/government/154422/new-president-vows-to-fulfill-assigned-tasks.html

31 MARCH 2016

Vietnam names first chairwoman of National Assembly

Veteran lawmaker and senior Communist Party official Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan was elected with 95.5 percent of votes after a poll in the country’s 500-strong legislative body early Thursday, state-run VTV said.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/vietnam-names-first-chairwoman-national-assembly-053035894.html
http://www.thanhniennews.com/politics/vietnam-has-first-chairwoman-of-parliament-60751.html

25 MARCH 2016

The Truth About ‘Democracy’ in Vietnam Today

Contrary to some accounts, democracy exists in name only in the country ahead of upcoming legislative polls
http://thediplomat.com/2016/03/the-truth-about-democracy-in-vietnam-today/

23 MARCH 2016

Protests in Vietnam as prominent blogger goes on trial

A prominent Vietnamese blogger was handed a five-year jail term on Wednesday (Mar 23) on anti-state charges, a heavy sentence that was roundly condemned by lawyers and media watchdogs as a « travesty of justice »
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/protests-vietnam-prominent-blogger-goes-trial
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/protests-vietnam-prominent-blogger-goes-trial

17 MARCH 2016

Vietnam’s ‘Lady Gaga’ joins groups of dissidents and activists running for parliament

Vietnamese pop star Mai Khoi, dubbed « Vietnam’s Lady Gaga » for her risqué outfits, is running for parliament along with a group of dissidents and activists
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-03-17/vietnams-lady-gaga-joins-groups-of-dissidents-and-activists-running-for-parliament/1559992
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/vietnam/12196698/Vietnams-Lady-Gaga-aims-for-switch-from-pop-to-politics-in-challenge-to-staid-communist-rule.html

11 FEBRUARY 2016

Vietnam’s uphill battle against corruption

Since 1994, the party has consistently identified corruption as a major threat to the survival of the regime. Although the CPV adopted anti-corruption laws 10 years ago, the party still combats corruption among its members through so-called self-criticism campaign to ‘alert, warn and deter’ corrupt officials
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/02/11/vietnams-uphill-battle-against-corruption/

28 JANUARY 2016

Vietnam’s Communist Party unveils new leadership at 12th National Congress

Re-elected General-Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong pledged to maintain a pro-growth status quo that balances foreign ties and cements a consensus leadership that analysts say was strained by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s assertiveness in the latter years of his administration
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-01-28/vietnams-communist-party-unveils-new-leadership-at-12th-national-congress/1541069
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/government/150588/structure-of-12th-party-central-committee.html
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20160128_24.html

27 JANUARY 2016

Vietnam Communist Party boss Nguyen Phu Trong re-elected

Mr Trong, who is 71 and effectively the most powerful man in Vietnam, was the only candidate nominated. He is seen as a conservative and closer to China.
http://news.yahoo.com/vietnam-communist-party-chief-poised-elected-055807339.html
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20160127_35.html
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/government/150619/mr–nguyen-phu-trong-re-elected-party-secretary-general.html

25 JANUARY 2016

Vietnam PM Nguyen Tan Dung pulls out of party boss race

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has withdrawn from the contest to lead the ruling Communist Party.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35401259

24 JANUARY 2016

Vietnam’s Communist Party boss ‘to run unopposed’

The General Secretary of Vietnam’s Communist Party, Nguyen Phu Trong, will be the only candidate for the post at a party congress, state media report.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35394333
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/vietnam-party-chief/2453276.html

21 JANUARY 2016

Vietnam’s Communist Party meets to pick new leaders

The 12th national congress of Vietnam’s Communist Party opened on Thursday morning, which will see the election of a new Central Committee and outline the country’s next socio-economic plan.
http://www.dw.com/en/vietnams-communist-party-meets-to-pick-new-leaders/a-18995037

19 JANUARY 2016

Viet congress will see fight for top post

Vietnam’s five-yearly Communist Party Congress opens tomorrow with a fierce contest expected as Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung challenges current party chief Nguyen Phu Trong for the top post
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/viet-congress-will-see-fight-top-post

14 JANUARY 2016

 Vietnam’s Leadership Succession Struggle

While Vietnamese vary in their political perspectives, there is a broad desire among them for the country’s politics to be liberated from unaccountable politics dominated by entrenched elites. Whether the 12th party congress brings that outcome closer remains to be seen.
http://thediplomat.com/2016/01/vietnams-leadership-succession-struggle/

11 JANUARY 2016

Party Central Committee’s 14th meeting opens

The 14th meeting of the 11th Party Central Committee opened in Hanoi on January 11, scheduled to discuss the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement and finalise personnel preparations for the next tenure
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/government/149893/party-central-committee-s-14th-meeting-opens.html

6 JANUARY 2016

Fast-growing Vietnamese economy going blue

Being one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and having the potential to be one of the great success stories in development, Vietnam should pursue high growth through sustainable development, especially through blue economy, foreign experts say
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/nav/newsr/6860

29 DECEMBER 2015

US Ambassador to Vietnam Dismayed About Detentions of Dissidents

The U.S. ambassador to Vietnam on Tuesday expressed concern about recent reports of harassment and detentions of human rights advocates, including the recent arrest of a prominent rights advocate in the repressive Southeast Asian country
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/us-ambassador-to-vietnam-dismayed-about-detentions-of-dissidents-12292015115930.html

13 NOVEMBER 2015

How Will Vietnam’s New Communist Princelings Shape the Country’s Future?

The Vietnamese Communist Party (VCP) is preparing a new slate of leaders to replace the old guard who are retiring at the 12th National Congress in 2016. Public attention has been drawn to the rise of young ‘princelings’ — the children of current or former leaders in communist authoritarian regimes like Vietnam and China — to local executive positions and bodies
http://thediplomat.com/2015/11/how-will-vietnams-new-communist-princelings-shape-the-countrys-future/

 

2 SEPTEMBER 2015

Vietnam marks 70 years since declaring independence from France

Vietnam’s president on Wednesday urged further modernisation of the armed forces in the face of growing maritime territorial disputes as the nation celebrated 70 years since it declared independence from France.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/vietnam-marks-70-years-declaring-independence-france

29 JULY 2015

David Cameron becomes first British PM to visit Vietnam

Cameron’s trip will take in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the former Saigon, almost 40 years after the US ignominiously pulled out in April 1975 and left the country to a form of Communist rule
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jul/29/david-cameron-first-british-prime-minister-visit-vietnam
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2015/jul/29/david-cameron-vietnam-video
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jul/29/david-cameron-vietnam-regime-business-diplomatic-game

27 JUNE 2015

Vietnam frees high-profile dissident lawyer Le Quoc Quan

 Le Quoc Quan, one of Vietnam’s most prominent dissidents vowed to continue his anti-China activism after being released from prison on Saturday, after spending two and a half years in jail on tax evasion charges http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/605692/vietnam-frees-high-profile-dissident-lawyer
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/vietnam-frees-high-profile-dissident-lawyer

24 JUNE 2015

Vietnam’s legendary musicologist Tran Van Khe dies at 94

Professor Tran Van Khe, known as the master of traditional Vietnamese music, died at the age of 94 on Wednesday, after nearly a month of fighting for his life at a Ho Chi Minh City hospital
http://tuoitrenews.vn/lifestyle/28859/vietnam-legendary-musicologist-tran-van-khe-dies-at-94

15 MAY 2015

Vietnam’s democratisation movement

Since the mid 1990s, public criticism of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) government has expanded to involve thousands of citizens across the country
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/05/01/vietnams-democratisation-movement/

30 APRIL 2015

Vietnam marks 40 years since end of war

The war pitted communist North Vietnam against the US-backed South and ended with the fall of Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, on April 30th, 1975
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20150430_29.html
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/society/129448/in-pictures–grand-parade-marks-40-years-of-reunification.html

 

13 FERUARY 2015

Popular Vietnamese communist party official Nguyen Ba Thanh dies

The 61-year-old Nguyen Ba Thanh was the former top official in central Danang, and helped transform the coastal city into a tourism and investment hub by cutting corruption and red tape, then, head of the Communist Party’s anti-corruption agency
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/474473/popular-vietnamese-communist-party-official-dies
http://www.thanhniennews.com/politics/vietnams-top-anticorruption-official-loses-cancer-battle-dies-at-62-38763.html

5 FEBRUARY 2015

Vietnam to continue playing the diplomatic field

The underlying diplomatic philosophy is to create interdependent relations with as many major powers as possible, while avoiding taking sides. And whether or not the benefits outweigh the costs, Vietnam is unlikely to change course any time soon.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/02/05/vietnam-to-continue-playing-the-diplomatic-field/

9 JANUARY 2015

Vietnam Expects Intense Political Year in 2015

2015 will be an intensely political year. The Vietnamese Communist Party’s 12th Congress will convene in January 2016 to renew the nation’s leadership. Aspirants to top positions are already canvassing district and provincial party organisations for support
http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/vietnam-expects-intense-political-year-2015/

6 DECEMBER 2014

Vietnam writer Nguyen Quang Lap ‘arrested over blog’

An award-winning Vietnamese writer has been arrested, reportedly for publishing criticism of the Communist government on his blog.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30360665
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/447697/second-vietnam-blogger-arrested-on-anti-state-charges

15 NOVEMBER 2014

Vietnam’s PM wins approval in parliamentary confidence vote

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung survived a confidence vote in parliament on Saturday, with 64 per cent of the delegates giving a vote of ‘high confidence’ in his leadership and 14 per cent showing’low confidence
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/vietnams-pm-wins-approval-parliamentary-confidence-vote
http://blog.vietnam-aujourdhui.info/post/2014/11/15/Vietnam-PM-wins-broad-backing-in-rare-confidence-vote

22 OCTOBER 2014

Freed Vietnam dissident arrives in US, vows fight

 Nguyen Van Hai, one of Vietnam’s most prominent bloggers whose case was raised by President Barack Obama, was freed two years after being jailed for 12 years by a court in southern Vietnam on charges of « anti-state propaganda. »
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/438995/freed-vietnam-dissident-arrives-in-us-vows-fight

20 OCTOBER 2014

Gender equality has improved much in Vietnam

Gender equality in Vietnam has vastly improved during the past 20 years, said Hoang Ba Thinh, director of the Center for Gender, Population, Environment and Social Affairs under Vietnam’s University of Social Sciences and Humanities.
http://blog.vietnam-aujourdhui.info/post/2014/10/20/Gender-equality-has-improved-much-in-Vietnam

Public sector corruption on the rise in Vietnam

Public sector corruption remains serious and complex, especially in finance and banking, land and natural resources management and exploitation, and public investment, a high-ranking government official said Monday.
http://blog.vietnam-aujourdhui.info/post/2014/10/20/Public-sector-corruption-on-the-rise-in-Vietnam

 

17 OCTOBER 2014

Vietnam’s Ex-Lawmaker Maintains Innocence After 18-Year ‘Harsh’ Jail Term

Fresh from his release from 18 years in jail, Le Van Tinh, a former Vietnamese lawmaker said he had faced harsh treatment during his imprisonment, most of which was in solitary confinement, because he had maintained his innocence on charges of plotting to overthrow the communist government in Hanoi.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/prisoner-10172014154427.html

3 OCTOBER 2014

US lifts 40-year arms ban to boost Vietnam sea defence

In a decision likely to anger China, the US is partly lifting a 40-year ban on arms sales to former foe Vietnam to help boost defences in the tense South China Sea
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/us-lifts-40-year-arms-ban-boost-vietnam-sea-defence
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/10/us-partly-lifts-arms-embargo-vietnam-2014103233416624.html

2 OCTOBER 2014

Poverty projected to fall by experts

The rate of households living under the poverty line in Viet Nam is expected to remain below five per cent in 2015 and fall by about 1.5 per cent annually until 2020.
http://vietnamnews.vn/society/260873/poverty-projected-to-fall-by-experts.html

24 SEPTEMBER 2014

Vietnam ‘can look to Singapore for help on financial reform’

Vietnam can tap Singapore for help to reform and transform areas such as its financial sector, emeritus senior minister Goh Chok Tong said yesterday at the start of his four-day official visit to the country
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Vietnam-can-look-to-Spore-for-help-on-financial-re-64929.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/vietnam-leaders-discuss-trade-former-singaporean-pm
http://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/260552/singapore-willing-to-share-banking-loan-experience.html

16 SEPTEMBER 2014

HRW: Vietnam police abuse, torture

Vietnamese police abuse and sometimes torture people in custody for crimes as minor as traffic violations and are rarely disciplined for a practice that has lead to deaths of detainees, Human Rights Watch said.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/432583/hrw-vietnam-police-abuse-torture

 

4 SEPTEMBER 2014

The U.S.-Vietnam 123 Agreement Could Help Vietnam’s Electricity Needs

The Vietnamese government has laid out an ambitious plan to meet future electricity demands, but making use of multiple energy sources remains a challenge. In this context, the U.S.-Vietnam nuclear cooperation agreement could play a critical role in shaping the country’s electricity production over the next decades.
http://cogitasia.com/the-u-s-vietnam-123-agreement-could-help-vietnams-electricity-needs/

28 AUGUST 2014

Vietnam and China agree to restore relationship

The Party, State and people of Viet Nam have always attached great importance to pursuing the consolidation of Viet Nam and China’s comprehensive strategic partnership, together with the Party, State and people of China, and ensuring the partnership’s sound and long-lasting stable development
http://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/259401/vn-and-china-agree-to-restore-relationship.html
http://www.asianewsnet.net/China-Vietnam-try-to-repair-ties-63857.html

26 AUGUST 2014

Vietnam jails activists for up to three years

A Vietnamese court has jailed three activists for up to three years, a lawyer said Tuesday, after a one-day trial marked by strict security including the detention of scores of supporters.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/428886/vietnam-jails-activists-for-up-to-three-years

 

31 JULY 2014

UN envoy says Vietnam still ‘violating’ religious freedom

Vietnam was accused of « serious violations » of religious freedom by a UN expert on Thursday, despite the communist country making some progress on easing tight state control of matters of faith
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/423474/un-envoy-says-vietnam-still-violating-religious-freedom
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Practice-of-religion-now-freer-in-Vietnam-says-UN–62970.html

30 JULY 2014

‘Escape’ China, Viet communists urge

A former ambassador to Beijing was among 60 prominent members of Vietnam’s Communist Party urging the country’s leaders to « escape » reliance on China through political and economic reforms
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/423231/communist-party-members-urge-vietnam-to-escape-china

15 MAY 2014

Dozens killed in Vietnam anti-China protests

At least five Vietnamese people and 16 others described as Chinese have been killed in the latest incident of rioting, Reuters news agency has reported, as tension between Beijing and Vietnam escalates over the disputed territory in the South China Sea
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/05/dozens-killed-vietnam-anti-china-protests-201451524632499784.html
http://www.euronews.com/2014/05/15/vietnam-mobs-set-fire-to-foreign-factories-in-anti-china-protest/
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/15/chinese-nationals-vietnam-riots-cambodia

14 MAY 2014

Vietnam arrests hundreds after anti-China protests

At least 500 people have been arrested after protesters set more than a dozen factories on fire across Vietnam Tuesday amid an eruption of anti-China sentiment following Beijing’s deployment an oil rig in contested waters last week
http://www.france24.com/en/20140514-hundreds-arrested-vietnam-anti-china-protests-rig/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/vietnam/10830569/Vietnam-mobs-burn-factories-in-China-protests.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/409747/protesters-torch-factories-in-vietnam

11 MAY 2014

Vietnam protesters attack China over sea dispute

Hundreds of people across Vietnam have protested against China’s role in a sea dispute – the largest rallies of their kind recently in the communist country

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27362939

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/409207/vietnam-protests-over-china-oil-rig

 

14 APRIL 2014

Vietnam Frees at Least One More Political Activist

Nguyen Tien Trung, a blogger, was released from a prison in southern Ho Chi Minh City at the weekend, his father said on Monday. Trung was convicted of subversion and news of his release was not made public
http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-vietnam-frees-at-least-one-more-political-activist/1892889.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/404936/vietnam-frees-two-high-profile-dissidents

7 APRIL 2014

Vietnamese Dissident Arrives in US after Early Release from Prison

One of Vietnam’s best known dissidents, a rights lawyer and son of a revolutionary poet, has been released early from prison. Afterwards, he traveled to the United States. Lawyer Cu Huy Ha Vu, 56, is one of Vietnam’s most famous dissidents. He had served three years of a seven-year prison sentence before he was suddenly released

http://www.voanews.com/content/vietnamese-dissident-arrives-in-us-after-early-release-from-prison/1888486.html

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/vietnam-releases-high-profile-dissident-who-tried-sue-pm

19 MARCH 2014

Vietnam jails blogger for critical posts

A Hanoi court finds dissident Pham Viet Dao guilty of « abusing democratic freedoms » in the latest crackdown on dissent.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/03/vietnam-jails-blogger-critical-posts-20143197839471148.html

16 MARCH 2014

Vietnam’s child workers number 1.75m

Viet Nam had 1.75 million child labourers aged between five and 17, equal to 9.6 per cent of that age group in the country, according to the first National Child Labour Survey

http://www.asianewsnet.net/Vietnams-child-workers-number-1-75m-58055.html

15 MARCH 2014

Bitter taste brewing in Vietnamese coffee

Vietnam is now one of the largest coffee producers and exporters in the world — with a 20 per cent global market share. Although roasted and instant coffee exports have increased steadily, the industry faces risks due to its low capacity to deal with world price fluctuations

http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/03/15/bitter-taste-brewing-in-vietnamese-coffee/

12 MARCH 2014

Vietnamese police fabricates evidence, distorts witness statements to convict blogger

Bui Thi Minh Hang has been in jail for a month with two other people without any indictment. As she continues her hunger strike, police tries to extort false statements against her from five activists. Despite the lack of evidence of any guilt, she could get from three months to three years in prison.

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Vietnamese-police-fabricates-evidence,-distorts-witness-statements-to-convict-blogger-30540.html

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/testimony-03112014175300.html

4 MARCH 2014

Vietnam’s popular blogger jailed on anti-state charges

Popular Vietnamese blogger and journalist Truong Duy Nhat was jailed for two years on Tuesday for posting articles critical of the Communist government and leaders, his lawyer said
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/398162/vietnam-popular-blogger-jailed-on-anti-state-charges
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/03/vietnam-jails-ex-journalist-over-blog-post-201434125415556634.html

18 FEBRUARY 2014

Vietnam upholds dissident lawyer jail term

Scores of police encircled the Hanoi People’s Court of Appeals, which upheld a two and a half year jail sentence for Catholic lawyer and blogger Le Quoc Quan, whose conviction in October was denounced by rights campaigners as politically motivated.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/395687/vietnam-upholds-dissident-lawyer-jail-term

3 FEBRUARY 2014

Vietnamese diplomat seeks asylum in Switzerland

A Vietnamese diplomat once posted at the country’s consulate in Geneva says he has sought political asylum in Switzerland, just days before a UN review of Vietnam’s human rights record.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/vietnamese-diplomat-seeks/977842.html

22 JANUARY 2014

Vietnam delays nuclear plant project

The Vietnamese government has decided to defer a plan to build a nuclear power plant for at least two years to ensure safety measures are put in place.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/390931/vietnam-delays-nuclear-plant-project

20 JANUARY 2014

Vietnam sentences 30 heroin smugglers to death in biggest drugs trial

Vietnam has sentenced 30 drug smugglers to death in the communist country’s largest ever narcotics case, involving scores of defendants and nearly two tons of heroin
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/vietnam/10584932/Vietnam-sentences-30-heroin-smugglers-to-death-in-biggest-drugs-trial.html
http://www.thanhniennews.com/index/pages/20140120-30-get-deaths-for-trafficking-drugs-in-vietnam.aspx

14 JANUARY 2014

Vietnamese Security Agents Assault Monk of Banned Buddhist Church

Vietnamese plainclothes security agents have assaulted a prominent monk as part of a greater crackdown on the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) following its announcement of a new executive committee, an affiliated advocacy group said Tuesday

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/assault-01142014175407.html

10 JANUARY 2014

The Rise and Survival of Nguyen Tan Dung: A New Era in Vietnamese Politics

The twisting political fortune and enigmatic personae of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung provides a particularly interesting illustration of Vietnam’s changing political scene.

http://cogitasia.com/the-rise-and-survival-of-nguyen-tan-dung-a-new-era-in-vietnamese-politics/

9 JANUARY 2014

Workers clash with police in Vietnam

Workers building a massive Samsung factory in Vietnam have battled police and torched motorbikes, in a rare outbreak of labour violence in the tightly controlled countryhttp://asiancorrespondent.com/118066/4-injured-in-vietnam-samsung-factory-riot/
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/01/workers-clash-with-police-vietnam-20141995553679508.html

Vietnamese police block Buddhist Memorial Day celebrations

More than a hundred agents are « intercepting, harassing and intimidating » monks, nuns and ordinary members of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam, denying access to the Long Quang Pagoda in Hue. Those who are arrested have come from various parts of the country to join the celebration
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Vietnamese-police-block-Buddhist-Memorial-Day-celebrations-29993.html

8 JANUARY 2014

Death row Vietnam executive in ‘shock’ graft trial claim: report

The former boss of a scandal-mired Vietnamese state shipping firm alleged he paid bribes to senior communist party officials to try to evade arrest, state media said Wednesday.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/388677/death-row-vietnam-executive-in-hock-graft-trial-claim-report

3 JANUARY 2014

Fixing Vietnam’s Economy

Vietnam has been facing a debt crisis since 2006 although its difficulties began before that when the rapidly changing economy exposed a number of key weaknesses such as inflation, a skyrocketing state budget deficit and the inefficient use of SOEs as economic spearheads.

http://www.asiasentinel.com/econ-business/fixing-vietnam-economy/

30 DECEMBER 2013

Freed Vietnamese Political Prisoner Decries Jail Conditions

A Vietnamese political prisoner released after 14 years in detention has called for better treatment for dissidents remaining in the country’s prison camps, saying he was barely able to survive his own sentence

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/huynh-anh-tri-12302013184238.html

20 DECEMBER 2013

Constitutional Reform Not the Only Avenue for Economic Reforms in Vietnam

Reform-minded Vietnamese and foreign investors were disappointed when Vietnam’s National Assembly passed a new constitution in late November without making any changes on the dominant role of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in the economy

http://cogitasia.com/constitutional-reform-not-the-only-avenue-for-economic-reforms-in-vietnam/

13 DECEMBER 2013

Shoots of hope for Vietnamese democracy

Last month, at the Vietnamese legislature’s end-of-year session, the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) was reaffirmed in the revised Constitution as the state’s one-party ruler. But social and political conditions are changing in Vietnam; are there any prospects for democratic development in this country of 90 million?

http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/12/13/shoots-of-hope-for-vietnamese-democracy/

12 DECEMBER 2013

Russia Strengthens Ties With Vietnam

Vietnam has long been Russia’s closest partner in Southeast Asia, especially during periods in which both countries were seeking to balance against China. Historically, the country has been a major area of focus for China — either as a potential client state extending the Chinese coastline south or as a potential thorn in Beijing’s side. This is the essence of Russia’s interest in Vietnam

http://www.stratfor.com/analysis/russia-strengthens-ties-vietnam?utm_source=freelist-f&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20131212&utm_term=FreeReport&utm_content=readmore

30 NOVEMBER 2013

Russia and Vietnam taking it to the next level

Vladimir Putin’s visit to Vietnam earlier this month, his third since assuming the Russian presidency, was accompanied by references to the ‘comprehensive strategic partnership’ between both countries. This wording has been adopted since last year, clearly indicating that the two countries are getting closer to each other and intend to cultivate a special bond.

http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/11/30/russia-and-vietnam-taking-it-to-the-next-level/

28 NOVEMBER 2013

Vietnam Vote Reaffirms Party Role in Constitution

Ninety-eight percent of Vietnam’s National Assembly voted in favor of revisions to the Southeast Asian country’s 1992 constitution on Thursday, but critics say the changes are a step backward for the country

http://www.voanews.com/content/vietnam-constituional-reforms-reaffirm-centrality-of-party-in-economy/1799573.html

22 NOVEMBER 2013

Opinion: The Changing Face of Vietnam

Vietnam is a relatively youthful country, and as the youth of today grow up and inherit their country, so too will it adapt to their ideas

http://www.asiasentinel.com/opinion/changing-face-vietnam/

16 NOVEMBER 2013

Vietnam banker sentenced to death for fraud

Former finance chief and business associate to die by lethal injection for their parts in embezzlement of $25 million.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/11/vietnam-banker-sentenced-death-fraud-2013111662741522258.html

13 NOVEMBER 2013

Vietnam gets 2 new deputy PMs

Vietnam’s legislature approves the appointment of two new deputy prime ministers, including Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, bringing to five the number of deputy prime ministers in Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s cabinet.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/379639/vietnam-gets-two-new-deputy-prime-ministers

12 NOVEMBER 2013

Russia’s Putin signs energy, military deals with Vietnam

Russia and Vietnam will cooperate in offshore oil exploration and deepen military ties, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday after « constructive and open » talks with his counterpart in Hanoi.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/379482/russia-putin-signs-energy-military-deals-with-vietnam

8 NOVEMBER 2013

Vietnam may resume firing squads for exécutions

Country struggles to obtain  chemicals needed for lethal injections as 678 people wait on death row

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/08/vietnam-firing-squad-executions

7 NOVEMBER 2013

Amnesty slams Vietnam rights record

Authoritarian Vietnam has stepped up an alarming crackdown on domestic dissent even as it seeks a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, Amnesty International said Thursday.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/378712/amnesty-slams-vietnam-rights-record

1 NOVEMBER 2013

Vietnam’s 7reaches 90 million

Vietnam’s population has reached 90 million, ranking 14th among the countries with the largest population in the world, 8th in Asia and 3rd in Southeast Asia, according to Dr Duong Quoc Trong, director of the General Office for Population and Family Planning.

http://www.asianewsnet.net/Vietnams-population-reaches-90-million-53532.html

31 OCTOBER 2013

Chinese Confucius Institute Project Raises Concern in Vietnam

A plan to establish an organization that promotes Chinese languages and culture in Vietnam has drawn criticism from Vietnamese scholars, who say Beijing is trying to invade the country with its ideology

http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-confucious-institute-project-raises-concern-in-vietnam/1780894.html

29 OCTOBER 2013

Vietnam’s Latest Trial Shows New Generation of Activism

A man in Vietnam has been convicted of « abusing democratic freedoms » for using the social media site Facebook to campaign for the release of his brother, a jailed government critic.  It is the latest case involving a new generation of Internet-based activists.Thirty-year-old Dinh Nhat Uy was put on trial Tuesday for posting information on his Facebook page in support for his brother, who is serving a four-year jail sentence for distributing anti-government leaflets

http://www.voanews.com/content/vietnam-dissident-found-guilty-sentence-suspended/1778990.html

http://asiancorrespondent.com/115043/vietnam-court-convicts-dissident-facebook-user/

27 OCTOBER 2013

Hundreds Turn Out to Support Same-Sex Marriage in Vietnam

Hundreds of people gathered in the center of Hanoi Sunday morning to watch a staged wedding ceremony between two same-sex couples ahead of a planned parliamentary debate on the topic next month.

http://www.voanews.com/content/hundreds-turn-out-to-support-same-sex-marriage-in-vietnam/1777892.html

23 OCTOBER 2013

Vietnam’s role in ASEAN

Joining ASEAN had crucial social, political, economic and security implications for Vietnam. Vietnam’s membership of the grouping integrated its security with the whole of Southeast Asia and created a favourable environment for economic development. This, in turn, raised Vietnam’s global image, leading to increased cooperation with multiple players in the region and greater bargaining clout with super powers like the United States and China.

http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/10/23/vietnams-role-in-asean/

19 OCTOBER 2013

Jailed Vietnamese Dissident In New Hunger Strike Over Artwork Seizure

Jailed prominent Vietnamese dissident Cu Huy Ha Vu has begun another hunger strike—this time in protest against the seizure of his artwork he had drawn in prison, according to his wife.

http://www.eurasiareview.com/19102013-jailed-vietnamese-dissident-new-hunger-strike-artwork-seizure/

13 OCTOBER 2013

China, Vietnam set up working group to discuss sea issues

China and Vietnam will establish a bilateral working group to discuss joint maritime development, a move analysts said is a « breakthrough » for the neighbors to peacefully handle disputes. The countries will establish two other working groups regarding infrastructure and financial cooperation, Premier Li Keqiang and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung told reporters at a news conference after their talks on Sunday http://www.asianewsnet.net/China-Vietnam-set-up-working-group-to-discuss-sea–52762.html

12 OCTOBER 2013

Vietnam’s foreign policy tightrope

Vietnam’s new foreign policy approach, which some analysts have labelled ‘more friends, fewer enemies’, reflects its precarious position as a bird on the wire caught between China and the United States.

http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/10/12/vietnams-foreign-policy-tightrope/

State funeral in Vietnam for war hero General Giap

In Vietnam, a state funeral was being held on Saturday for a national hero – General Giap, the independence icon who masterminded military victories over colonial power France in the 1950s and later over the Americans.
http://www.euronews.com/2013/10/12/state-funeral-in-vietnam-for-war-hero-general-giap/
http://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/246191/millions-mourn-loss-of-peoples-general.html

11 OCTOBER 2013

Vietnamese civil society bringing political change

Vietnam’s political culture is gradually transforming from totalitarianism to pluralism. Why? Because an emerging and independent civil society is openly challenging communist party rule.

http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/10/11/vietnamese-civil-society-bringing-political-change/

10 OCTOBER 2013

US signs nuclear technology deal with Vietnam

The United States and Vietnam have signed a pact allowing the transfer of nuclear technology to the south-east Asian country, opening the way for US investment in the burgeoning industry.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/10/us-signs-nuclear-technology-deal-vietnam

4 OCTOBER 2013

Vietnam’s General Vo Nguyen Giap dies

Vo Nguyen Giap, the Vietnamese general who masterminded victories against France and the US, has died aged 102.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24402278
http://www.euronews.com/2013/10/04/vietnam-general-behind-defeats-of-us-and-france-dies-age-102/

2 OCTOBER 2013

Vietnam dissident Le Quoc Quan jailed over tax evasion

One of Vietnam’s best-known dissidents, Le Quoc Quan, has been sentenced to 30 months in jail for tax evasion.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24361701
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Hanoi:-30-months-in-prison-sentence-for-the-Catholic-lawyer-Le-Quoc-Quan-29173.html

Vietnam’s exports set to surpass target

Vietnam is expected to see an export turnover of US$131 billion this year, representing a 14 per cent increase from 2012. According to a Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) forecast, turnover would be 4 per cent higher than the target set by the National Assembly earlier this year

http://www.asianewsnet.net/Vietnams-exports-set-to-surpass-target-52319.html

Vietnam concerned by ageing population

Vietnam ‘s population was ageing rapidly and had entered the « ageing phase », with many challenges to be addressed including income insecurity, inadequate social protection and limited healthcare capacity.

http://www.asianewsnet.net/Vietnam-concerned-by-ageing-population-52337.html

27 SEPTEMBER 2013

How eating dog became big business in Vietnam

Every year, hundreds of thousands of pets are snatched in Thailand, then smuggled into Vietnam, destined for Hanoi’s top restaurants and street stalls. Demand for dogmeat is so high that supply has become a highly lucrative – and brutal – black market

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/27/eating-dog-vietnam-thailand-kate-hodal

26 SEPTEMBER 2013

Vietnam, France upgrade relations to strategic partnership

Vietnam and France upgraded their ties to a strategic partnership during Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s three-day visit to Paris which concluded Thursday 26, Vietnam News Agency reported.

http://www.thanhniennews.com/index/pages/20130926-vietnam-france-upgrade-bilateral-relations-to-strategic-partnership.aspx

23 SEPTEMBER 2013

Vietnamese Intellectuals File Petition Demanding ‘Civil Society Forum’

More than 100 Vietnamese reform-seeking intellectuals signed a petition calling on the government to establish an open public forum to discuss prospects for democracy in the authoritarian state. It is the latest bid to pressure the country’s Communist leaders to end one-party rule, which rights groups say suppresses virtually all forms of political dissent. o the charter should not be done hastily.

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/reform-09232013235835.html

21 SEPTEMBER 2013

Viet Nam unveils plans to overhaul education system

Viet Nam is expected to comprehensively renew education and training by 2030 to effect in both education quality and efficiency.

http://vietnamnews.vn/society/245212/viet-nam-unveils-plans-to-overhaul-education-system.html

9 SEPTEMBER 2013

Vietnam, South Korea seeks to sign free trade deal next year

Vietnam and South Korea agreed to conclude a free-trade deal by the end of next year as they seek to expand trade by more than three times and work toward an agreement for two nuclear power plants.
http://www.thanhniennews.com/index/pages/20130909–south-korea-seeks-to-sign-free-trade-deal-with-vietnam-next-year.aspx

2 SEPTEMBER 2013

Rights groups take aim at Vietnam’s new internet laws

A controversial law to prevent Vietnamese internet users from sharing news articles drew criticism on Tuesday from human rights groups which said the decree is designed to clamp down on dissent in the one-party Communist state.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/02/world/asia/vietnam-internet/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

1 SEPTEMBER 2013

Vietnam internet restrictions come into effect

The decree, known as Decree 72, says blogs and social websites should not be used to share news articles, but only personal information.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23920541

29 AUGUST 2013

Visions of a democratic Vietnam

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/SEA-01-290813.html

23 AUGUST 2013

Ties strengthen between Japan and Vietnam

Following a shady past, involving Japanese imperialist expansion and controversial ties with the United States, it seems that Japan-Vietnam relations have experienced an observable improvement, especially within the past couple of years. The implications of such close interaction are important, particularly when considering the region’s economic, political and security structure.

http://globalriskinsights.com/2013/08/23/ties-strengthen-between-japan-and-vietnam/

20 AUGUST 2013

New Vietnamese party to challenge rules

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/SEA-02-200813.html

16 AUGUST 2013

Vietnam media violate child’s right to privacy in reporting abuse: experts

A recent study by the non-government Center for Community Development and Social Work found that every year at least 6,000 news articles fail to protect children’s privacy, Infonet – the online newspaper of the Ministry of Information and Communication reported.

http://www.thanhniennews.com/index/pages/20130815-vietnam-press-violate-child-right-privacy-experts.aspx

Vietnam frees student activist in rare appeal ruling

A Vietnamese court on Friday overturned a six-year jail term handed to a student activist, freeing her on the spot in a rare show of leniency by the authoritarian nation.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/vietnam-frees-student-activist-rare-appeal-ruling
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/08/2013816132033738690.html

Vietnam activists ‘to form multi-party democracy’

A group of activists in Vietnam have expressed their intention to form a new political party to promote multi-party democracy in the communist country.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23722798

15 AUGUST 2013

Vietnam ‘Threatened’ by Chinese, Thai Investments in Laos

Vietnam “feels threatened” by increasing Chinese and Thai investment in neighboring Laos and is concerned that the two countries will dethrone it as the top investor there, according to a senior Lao official. The concern was expressed in a letter from the secretariat of Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party to its Lao counterpart

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/laos/investment-08152013161625.html

9 AUGUST 2013

Vietnam Tries Public-Private Partnerships

The concept of public-private partnerships (PPP) isn’t novel, but it is gaining new traction in Vietnam. The country recently announced it will build its first express highway through a PPP arrangement that draws on private investment by Bitexco, a large multi-industry corporation.

http://www.voanews.com/content/vietnam-highway/1727039.html

6 AUGUST 2013

Vietnam executes 1st prisoner by lethal injection

Vietnam executed its first prisoner by lethal injection on Tuesday, ending a two-year pause in capital punishment caused by difficulties in obtaining the needed chemicals, state media reported.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/111593/vietnam-executes-1st-prisoner-by-lethal-injection/

1 AUGUST 2013

Vietnam to clamp down on social media news postings

Communist Vietnam is to ban bloggers and social media users from sharing news stories online, under a new decree seen as a further crackdown on online freedom.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/362605/vietnam-to-clamp-down-on-social-media-news-postings
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/vietnam/10215935/Vietnam-to-ban-sharing-of-news-stories-on-social-media.html

25 JULY 2013

Obama presses Vietnam on rights but sees better ties

US President Barack Obama said Thursday he spoke frankly to Vietnam’s leader about human rights but called for greater cooperation between the former war adversaries in areas from trade to security.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/obama-presses-vietnam-on/756812.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23430117

24 JULY 2013

Vietnamese Dissident Said Weak from Hunger Strike

Nguyen Van Hai, also known as Dieu Cay, is serving a 12-year prison term for conducting “propaganda against the state” in relation to his blogging and citizen media activities. His case has been mentioned by President Barack Obama, whose administration is appealing for the release of political prisoners.

http://www.irrawaddy.org/archives/40575

16 JULY 2013

Freedom of the Press, Vietnamese Style

It’s a dangerous business being a journalist in Vietnam, to be sure

http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5569&Itemid=188

12 JULY 2013

Viet Nam strives to strengthen strategic partnership with India

Viet Nam attaches a great deal of importance to its strategic partnership with India, which underlines the country’s policy on South Asia, as it appreciates India’s proactive role in maintaining regional and global peace, stability and cooperation.

http://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/242061/viet-nam-strives-to-strengthen-strategic-partnership-with-india.html

12 JULY 2013

Hanoi against the beatification of Cardinal Van Thuân. Canonisation process witness stopped at airport

Nguyên Hoang Duc, literary critic and former civil servant, blocked at the boarding gate. He was expected in Rome, on official invitation, for the closing ceremony of the diocesan inquiry. A meeting with the Cardinal began his journey of conversion which resulted in his baptism. The Communist Government wants to hinder the process.

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Hanoi-against-the-beatification-of-Cardinal-Van-Thuân.-Canonisation-process-witness-stopped-at-airport-28451.html

10 JULY 2013

Report: Corruption Growing in Vietnam

A new report on global corruption trends finds more than half of Vietnam’s population believes corruption has increased in recent years.  In a survey done by Transparency International, 55% of respondents from Vietnam felt an increase in corruption, compared to an average of 48% in Southeast Asia as a whole 

http://www.voanews.com/content/report-corruption-growing-in-vietnam/1699090.html

7 JULY 2013

Vietnam: Playing with fire

Follow America and save the country; follow China and save the party. This saying, heard everywhere in Vietnam, distills the geopolitical dilemma facing its ruling Communist Party

http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5549&Itemid=188

5 JULY 2013

Border demarcation enhances peace between Laos and Vietnam

The recent success in border demarcation and restoration has enhanced peace and orderliness along the Laos-Vietnam border, according to Lao Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bounkeut Sangsomsak.                                                                                                                     http://www.asianewsnet.net/Border-demarcation-enhances-peace-between-Laos-and-48845.html

21 JUNE 2013

Vietnam and China work towards warmer ties

Beijing’s welcome ceremony, and Ha Noi’s decision to send its president – the first Vietnamese leader to visit China since President Xi Jinping took office in March – reflect a mutual desire to improve the close, but complex and often-strained ties between the communist allies and one-time war foes, say observers. »The pomp and ceremony reveals Xi’s personal endorsement for warmer ties, » said Singapore-based analyst Euan Graham.

http://www.asianewsnet.net/Vietnam-and-China-work-towards-warmer-ties-48239.html

20 JUNE 2013

China, Vietnam Agree on Hotline to Resolve Maritime Disputes

China and Vietnam have agreed to set up an emergency hotline to help quickly resolve territorial disputes that have occasionally strained relations between the two neighbors.                                                                                                                                    http://www.voanews.com/content/china-vietnam-agree-on-hotline-to-resolve-maritime-disputes/1685504.html

11 JUNE 2013

Vietnam MPs vote low confidence in PM Nguyen Tan Dung

Vietnam’s prime minister survived a non-confidence ballot in the national assembly on Tuesday, but with his position weakened after more than 30 percent of its members voted against him.                                                                                                                    http://asiancorrespondent.com/108971/vietnam-prime-minister-survives-no-confidence-vote/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22857710

2 JUNE 2013

Vietnam’s peasants betrayed by the party

Even after Doan Van Vuon and his brother Quy were indicted for attempted murder in January 2013, it seemed reasonable to hope that they would catch a break from Vietnam’s courts. Vuon, a Vietnamese farmer, was after all a popular hero. http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/06/02/vietnams-peasants-betrayed-by-the-party/

30 MAY 2013

Two paths for US-Vietnam ties

The success of the United States in Southeast Asia and its « pivot » policy in the Asia-Pacific will be built on the strength of its partnerships with strategic allies. Longstanding allies such as Japan, South Korea and Australia have provided the US with strong support in the region, but to implement the « pivot » Washington needs to expand its pool of reliable strategic partners. Vietnam has the potential to serve as one of those partners: under the current ruling Communist Party of Vietnam or a different future political regime, there always has been and always will be concern in Hanoi about the influence and intentions of its giant neighbor                                                                                       http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/SEA-02-300513.html

22 MAY 2013

Vietnamese Blogger Held for Distributing Rights Leaflets

A prominent blogger and her two colleagues were briefly detained this week by authorities in southern Vietnam’s Khanh Hoa province after distributing leaflets and balloons promoting international human rights standards.

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/blogger-05222013154831.html

15 MAY 2013

 Surprise or Déjà Vu? The Vietnam Communist Party’s Seventh Plenum

The Seventh Plenum of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) met from May 2 to May 11 to discuss, among other things, “possible ways to perfect the political system, [strengthen] party building, and [promote] the party leadership in mass mobilization work.” The plenum was also tasked to elect three additional members to the Politburo.                                                                                                                   http://cogitasia.com/vietnams-leaders-at-the-seventh-plenum-surprise-or-deja-vu/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cogitasia%2FZCwV+%28cogitASIA+Posts%29&goback=%2Egde_134242_member_241569491

14 MAY 2013

Vietnam’s land law reforms: radical changes or minor tinkering?

In the last decade, the area of land taken from farmers has reached one-million hectares, significantly greater than the 810,000 hectares redistributed during the socialist land reforms in the 1950s. Currently land grab cases comprise over 30 per cent of all land disputes reaching officials and the courts.                                                                                                                                       http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/05/14/vietnams-land-law-reforms-radical-changes-or-minor-tinkering/

11 MAY 2013

In Vietnam, Seeking Basic Rights Is No Picnic in the Park

Organizing picnics in one party communist state Vietnam is no walk in the park, as some human rights activists have painfully discovered. Last weekend, the blogger activists and their friends and relatives tried to break new ground by holding picnics in public parks to discuss human rights issues but ended up being beaten, interrogated and arrested by police or thugs they claimed were hired by the authorities. http://www.rfa.org/english/commentaries/east-asia-beat/picnic-05112013142328.html

10 MAY 2013

Can Vietnam have a one-party, two-candidate system?

Many constitutional issues are up for debate — the role of the ruling Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) in state organs and in society; the role of the armed forces; state versus private management and ownership of land; and the mechanisms needed to protect citizens’ and human rights.                                                                                       http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/05/10/can-vietnam-have-a-one-party-two-candidate-system/

27 APRIL 2013

Viet Nam stands up for East Sea

Viet Nam has reiterated that it will adopt every suitable peaceful measure to defend its sovereignty, jurisdiction and legitimate national interests in the East Sea in accordance with the UN Charter, international law and the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982 UNCLOS).                                                                                        http://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/238738/viet-nam-stands-up-for-east-sea.html

22 APRIL 2013

U.S. Navy Begins Annual Vietnam Naval Engagement Activity

The U.S. Navy began the fourth annual Naval Engagement Activity with the Vietnam People’s Navy April 21 with the arrival USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) and USNS Salvor (T-ARS-52) in Da Nang.
http://www.public.navy.mil/surfor/ddg93/Pages/USNavyBeginsAnnualVietnamNavalEngagementActivity.aspx?goback=%2Egde_2343547_member_236178529

19 APRIL 2013

Opinion: The Promise of a Democratic Vietnam

The struggle for democracy and political reform in Vietnam has a found itself a banner around which to rally. It is called Petition 72, with « 72 » referring to the original number of respected scholars and former government officials who drafted the proposed constitution as an alternative to Vietnam’s current one. Petition 72, among other significant proposed changes, would abolish Vietnam’s one-party structure                                              http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5351&Itemid=188

9 APRIL 2013

Vietnamese Dissidents Attacked by Police-Linked Thugs

Unidentified assailants believed to be connected to the police on Tuesday ambushed and severely beat a Vietnamese dissident a day after he tried to shield a prominent woman land rights activist from harassment and attack by suspected government agents, according to the victims                                                                                                                    http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/dissidents-04092013182514.html

5 APRIL 2013

Peter Doan Van Vuon, anti-forced evictions hero, gets five years

Despite the convictions, the family’s punishment was not as bad as expected. The men in fact got two to five years in prison whilst the women were handed down suspended sentences. Although blaming them for the bad « impact on social order », the judge decided to avoid a verdict that could fuel social tensions.                                                                                                                  http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Peter-Doan-Van-Vuon,-anti-forced-evictions-hero,-gets-five-years-27580.html

22 MARCH 2013

Vietnam’s Obstacles to Reform

Despite the Vietnamese public’s lack of trust in the government, despite the government’s rights violations, reform remains a distant hope. The path to change is littered with obstacles, and what comes after is equally challenging.                                                     http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5274&Itemid=188

16 MARCH

Influential factors in the Vietnam–US relationship

Optimism surrounding the potential Vietnam–US strategic partnership has been riding high after John Kerry, a Vietnam War veteran and key player in the bilateral diplomatic relationship, became US Secretary of State in February 2013. http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/03/16/influential-factors-in-the-vietnam-us-relationship/

14 MARCH 2013

Vietnam anti-China activists mark island battle

Activists in Hanoi chanted anti-China slogans and laid flowers Thursday at a protest marking the anniversary of a battle over the contested Spratly Islands in which 64 Vietnamese soldiers died.                                                                                                           http://my.news.yahoo.com/vietnam-anti-china-activists-mark-island-battle-072419364.html?goback=%2Egde_2343547_member_223453097

Chinese contractors’ rise in Vietnam: Causes, problems, and implications

By the end of 2009 Chinese engineering companies were involved in projects worth US$15.4 billion in Vietnam, making the Vietnamese market their largest in Southeast Asia.                                                                                                                                                         http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/03/14/chinese-contractors-rise-in-vietnam-causes-problems-and-implications/

8 MARCH 2013

Jailed Vietnamese Blogger Named ‘Woman of Courage’

Ta Phong Tan, a Catholic ex-policewoman who is serving a 10-year jail sentence for conducting « anti-state propaganda » in her online writings, is one of ten “extraordinary women” from around the world recognized by the State Department for their work advocating for women’s empowerment.                                                                                                                                                                http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/ta-phong-tan-03082013153228.html

2 MARCH 2013

Thousands sign petition for release of jailed Vietnamese Catholics

The non-partisan and apolitical initiative launched by family members and is divided into two groups, active in the north and south of the country. Among signatories, two bishops and a Buddhist religious leader, member of a group persecuted by Hanoi. The promoters speak of spurious sentence and illegal trial.                                                                                                                                                             http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Thousands-sign-petition-for-release-of-jailed-Vietnamese-Catholics-27281.html

26 FEBRUARY 2013

Vietnamese Reporter Fired for Critical Essay

A Vietnamese journalist working for a state-run newspaper has been fired and threatened with prosecution after criticizing a Communist Party leader on his personal website. Nguyen Dac Kien was let go by the official Family and Society newspaper on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after writing a blog post that took issue with a speech by General-Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong                     http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/fired-02262013175113.html                                                              http://www.voanews.com/content/vietnam-reporter-fired-after-criticizing-communist-leader/1611545.html

23 FEBRUARY 2013

Vietnam’s Democratic Destiny

It has sometimes been said that if Vietnam were to make the transition from a single-party state to a multi-party one, it would lead to democracy and freedom. That may not be true                                                                                                                                              http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5198&Itemid=188

21 FEBRUARY 2013

Vietnam Faces Political Entropy

The Vietnamese Communist Party, once credited for opening the country and joining the global economy, is in crisis. Its factional conflict, economic mismanagement and inattention to quality-of-life issues have eroded its claim to be « the force leading the state and society. » http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5194&Itemid=188

9 FEBRUARY 2913

Despite crackdown on dissent, can Vietnam reform ?

Within ASEAN, only Laos scores as poorly as Vietnam on political rights, according to Freedom House, with the two Communist neighbors both receiving the lowest possible mark of seven, a score unchanged for years as Burma improved to a six for 2012. http://thediplomat.com/2013/02/09/despite-crackdown-on-dissent-can-vietnam-reform/2/

4 FEBRUARY 2013

Vietnam jails activists for subversion amid crackdown on dissidents

A court in Vietnam has sentenced a man to life in prison and given jail terms of up to 17 years to other defendants after they were found guilty of « subversive activities », according to the state-run Vietnam Television.                                        http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/04/vietnam-jails-activists-subervsion                                                                                                                             http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Trial-ends-with-22-Vietnamese-activists-receiving-sentences-ranging-from-10-years-to-life-27047.html

31 JANUARY 2013

Vietnam deports pro-democracy activist

A pro-democracy activist released from a Vietnamese prison was on his way to his California home after nine months in detention, according to his family.                                                                                                                                                   http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/30/world/asia/vietnam-activist-freed/index.html?hpt=ias_c2  http://asiancorrespondent.com/96657/vietnam-deports-american-activist-detained-for-9-months/

22 JANUARY 2013

One step closer to diplomatic relations between the Vatican and Hanoi

Benedict XVI received the Secretary General of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong. A statement from the Holy See speaks of « cordial discussions » and “the hope that some pending situations may be resolved and that the existing fruitful cooperation may be strengthened. »                                                                                                                                                  http://www.asianews.it/news-en/One-step-closer-to-diplomatic-relations-between-the-Vatican-and-Hanoi-26934.html

9 JANUARY 2013

Vietnam convicts 14 activists of ‘anti-state plot’

Thirteen were jailed for between three and 13 years, while one received a suspended sentence. Most are Catholics, and they include bloggers and students.                                                                                                                                                                                                http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20955432                                                                                             http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/trial-01082013181353.html

29 DECEMBER 2012

Ho Chi Minh City, the People’s Court condemns three bloggers for a total of 25 years

Nguyen Van Hai, his son, Nguyen Tri Dung and Maria Ta Phong Tan, were convicted of subversive propaganda against the state. They fought for the respect of human rights and against corruption in the party. The Prime Minister ordered all the organs of the regime to stop the spread of « subversive » internet sites and blogs at all costs. On December 27, another blogger, the Catholic Le Quoc Quan, arrested for tax evasion. The authorities want to stop his activities in favor of democracy and religious freedom.                                                                                                        http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Ho-Chi-Minh-City,-the-People’s-Court-condemns-three-bloggers-for-a-total-of-25-years-26737.html

27 DECEMBER 2012

2012: A tough year for Vietnam

As 2012 winds down, Vietnamese leaders are probably glad to see the end of what has been a difficult year. Despite there still being a few days of activity left, the General Statistics Office recently announced that Vietnam’s GDP increased by only 5.03% this year. This is the lowest rate of growth since 1999 and is well below previous targets for 2012, which were generally above 6%. Notably, even this low rate of growth was only achieved after a slight fourth quarter upswing.                                                                                                                            http://thediplomat.com/pacific-money/2012/12/27/2012-a-tough-year-for-vietnam/

4 DECEMBER 2012

Le Luong Minh, the new Asean General Secretary

Vietnam nominated Minh to succeed former Thailand foreign minister Dr. Surin Pitsuwan to be the next secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for the term 2013-2017. The secretary general role holds ministerial rank, and rotates among ASEAN countries in alphabetical order
http://cogitasia.com/the-leaderboard-le-luong-minh/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cogitasia%2FZCwV+%28cogitASIA+Posts%29&goback=%2Egde_134242_member_192902062

22 NOVEMBER 2012

Vietnam officials to face parliamentary confidence votes

The communist-dominated parliament of Vietnam is to subject elected leaders including the president and prime minister to annual confidence votes.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20442922

14 NOVEMBER 2012

Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung urged to resign

A member of the Communist-dominated parliament in Vietnam has in a rare show of dissent told PM Nguyen Tan Dung that he should resign for his mistakes in handling the economy
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20322830

6 NOVEMBER 2012

Vietnam’s fight against corruption: a self-defeating effort?

Vietnam’s National Assembly will pass the revised Law on Anti-Corruption in the next few weeks to try to intensify the fight against corruption.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/11/06/vietnams-fight-against-corruption-a-self-defeating-effort/

2 NOVEMBER 2012

Chinese companies invade Vietnam, dangers for production and environment

Beijing also relocates to increase profits by taking advantage of local labor. Experts warn Hanoi: danger of upsetting balance of trade between the two countries, as well as flooding of low-priced and poor quality goods. Risks to public health and the environment.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Chinese-companies-invade-Vietnam,-dangers-for-production-and-environment-26250.html

30 OCTOBER 2012

Vietnam jails two dissident songwriters

Vietnam has jailed two musicians for spreading anti-state propaganda, after they wrote songs critical of government policy.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20133840

22 OCTOBER 2012

Vietnam PM admits ‘faults’ on economy

Vietnam’s prime minister admitted on Monday that his government had made mistakes in its stewardship of the troubled economy, in the latest bout of self-criticism by the secretive Communist regime http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20121022-379096.html http://asiancorrespondent.com/91051/vietnam-pm-apologizes-for-mismanaging-economy/

15 OCTOBER 2012

Vietnam PM escapes punishment despite censure

Vietnam’s prime minister escaped disciplinary action from communist party chiefs on Monday despite anger over a string of financial scandals and an economic malaise that have marred his leadership http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20121015-377829.html

4 OCTOBER 2012

The future of US relations with Vietnam

While the usual suspects — Iran, China, Cuba and Syria — dominate what passes for debate over foreign policy in the US, neither presidential candidate has had much to say about Vietnam
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/10/04/the-future-of-us-relations-with-vietnam/

3 OCTOBER 2012

Vietnam dissident poet Nguyen Chi Thien dies in US

Nguyen Chi Thien, a dissident poet who spent 27 years in Vietnamese prisons, has died in California aged 73. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19819794
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/08/arts/nguyen-chi-thien-vietnamese-dissident-poet-dies-at-73.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

24 SEPTEMBER 2012

Vietnam jails three bloggers in crackdown on dissent

Three Vietnamese bloggers, well known for their criticisms of the country’s Communist government, were sentenced to between four and 12 years in prison Monday in what rights activists said was an « absolutely outrageous » ruling. http://www.france24.com/en/20120924-vietnam-jails-three-bloggers-crackdown-dissent-human-rights-censorship-internet http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19697905

13 SEPTEMBER 2012

Vietnam PM orders fresh crackdown on bloggers

Vietnam’s prime minister has ordered a fresh crackdown on bloggers who post articles critical of the governmen
http://asiancorrespondent.com/89218/vietnam-pm-orders-fresh-crackdown-on-bloggers/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19582374

7 SEPTEMBER 2012

Undercover Reporter Jailed

In a conviction condemned by rights groups, a Vietnamese journalist has been sentenced to four years in jail for offering a bribe to a policeman which he said was part of an investigation to expose police corruption
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/media-09072012184158.html

Hanoi and Berlin aim to strengthen economic and trade cooperation

Strengthening economic cooperation between Berlin and Hanoi, enhancing connections with direct flights and spreading the German language and culture in the Asian nation. These are just some of the many topics on the agenda of Philipp Rosler, Federal Minister for Economics and Technology, Vice-Chancellor and one of Angela Merkel’s closest collaborators, who will be on official visit to Vietnam from September 17 to 19
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Hanoi-and-Berlin-aim-to-strengthen-economic-and-trade-cooperation-25756.html

6 SEPTEMBER 2012

Viet Prime Minister Under Threat

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s grip on Vietnam’s government is weakening. The Vietnamese premier is under attack by intra-party rivals who don’t like his rich friends and fault his management of the economy. If Dung goes down, important changes in Vietnam’s management of economic and social issues are likely to follow
http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4799&Itemid=188#

1 SEPTEMBER 2012

Vietnam slams China’s island oil bid call

Viet Nam protests against China’s plan to invite international bidding for oil block 65/12, about 3 nautical miles off Cay (Tree) Island of Viet Nam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) Archipelago, said Foreign Ministry Spokesman Luong Thanh Ngh
http://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/229586/vn-slams-chinas-island-oil-bid-call.html

In Vietnam, Message of Equality Is Challenged by Widening Wealth Gap

The daughter of a member of the Vietnamese Communist Party’s Politburo, the country’s most powerful political body, Ms. Huong had only days before been appointed the head of a state-owned construction company. Commentators on the Internet expressed outrage that someone so young — she is reported to be 24 — held such a senior corporate post.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/02/world/asia/in-vietnam-message-of-equality-challenged-by-wealth-gap.html?_r=1&ref=asia

31 AUGUST 2012

What Happened to Independence, Freedom, and Happiness in Vietnam?

It is almost 67 years since the revelation of Vietnam’s Declaration of Independence and 37 years since the country’s unification. Despite revolutions to throw off the shackles of foreign powers, and a brutal war that stifled early hopes of democracy, Vietnam today remains under the thumb of an authoritarian government.
http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4782&Itemid=213

25 AUGUST 2012

Viet Nam seeks nuclear power infrastructure

Viet Nam is seeking more support from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and countries with advanced nuclear power industries to develop the infrastructure for its nuclear power programme.
http://vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/Industries/229261/viet-nam-seeks-nuclear-power-infrastructure.html

23 AUGUST 2012

Major Vietnamese bank in turmoil after founder’s arrest

Nervous Vietnamese crowded the branches of one of the country’s major banks Thursday to withdraw some $240 million following news of the arrest of the bank’s founder on fraud charges. The stock market was also hit by the news
http://www.france24.com/en/20120823-vietnam-bank-turmoil-sotck-arrest-founder-deposits-fraud-acb

21 AUGUST 2012

Vietnam arrests high-flying banking mogul

Vietnam police have arrested a top banking tycoon on suspicion of illegal business activities, the government said on Tuesday, sending ripples through financial markets in the communist state
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/254870/vietnam-arrests-high-flying-banking-mogul
http://asiancorrespondent.com/88020/vietnam-arrests-banking-tycoon/

5 AUGUST 2012

Vietnam holds first gay pride parade

Dozens of cyclists decorated with balloons and rainbow flags streamed through the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi on Sunday for the first gay pride parade in the nation’s history. http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120805-363553.html http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/08/20128594623174870.html

4 AUGUST 2012

Inflation falls from 23% to 5% in one year

« Vietnam at a Glance » notes that inflation declined to 5 per cent in July from 23 per cent in August 2011. The trade deficit, too, narrowed to US$58m in the first seven months compared to almost $6bn a year earlier.
http://vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/Economy/228355/inflation-falls-from-23-to-5-in-one-year.html

2 AUGUST 2012

Blogger Barred from Travel

A blogger in Vietnam who has been critical of the one-party communist state was prevented by the authorities on Thursday from traveling abroad, a month after he was attacked by suspected government agents. Catholic blogger Nguyen Huu Vinh said staff at the Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi stopped him from boarding a flight to Singapore when he wanted to accompany his mother, who needed medical treatment in the island state.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/blogger-08022012141554.html

30 JULY 012

Vietnam blogger’s mother ‘dies in self-immolation’

The mother of a prominent Vietnamese blogger has died after setting herself on fire ahead of her daughter’s trial for propaganda against the Communist state, sources close to the family said Monday. http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120730-362340.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19053910
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Catholic-dissident’s-mother-sets-herself-on-fire.-Anger-and-bewilderment-of-Vietnamese-25431.html

15 JULY 2012

Government deploys tanks as over 10 thousand Vinh diocese faithful march for religious freedom.

More than 10 thousand Catholics marched in different areas of the diocese of Vinh to demand respect for religious freedom against threats and violence of the government. On the eve of the marches, to intimidate the Catholics, the authorities deployed tanks outside the bishop’s residence, with patrols by gangs of thugs and soldiers http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Government-deploys-tanks-as-over-10-thousand-Vinh-diocese-faithful-march-for-religious-freedom.-25293.html

10 JULY 2012

Clinton Promotes US Investment, Human Rights in Vietnam

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Vietnam where she is promoting U.S. investment and raising human rights concerns. Secretary Clinton says the Obama administration is looking for ways to expand trade and investment with Vietnam, which was up 17 percent between 2010 and 2011 to nearly $22 billion. http://www.voanews.com/content/clinton-urges-vietnam-to-protect-human-rights/1381816.html#hash=relatedInfoContainer

21 JUNE 2012

China says Vietnam claim to islands ‘null and void’

China on Thursday 21 « vehemently opposed » a new Vietnamese law asserting sovereignty over islands in disputed waters, the latest escalation in tensions over the resource-rich South China Sea.
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120621-354493.html

15 JUNE 2012

New Clashes in Land Dispute

Clashes broke out between villagers and a group of men hired to clear their land for a controversial development site on the outskirts of the Vietnamese capital Friday, leaving several villagers injured and others vowing to protect their homes should demolition crews return, sources said
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/clashes-06152012152150.html

3 JUNE 2012

Panetta visits former U.S. base in Vietnam

Leon Panetta visited a former U.S. Navy base in Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam, on Sunday, marking the first trip to the base by an American defense secretary since the war ended
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/03/us/panetta-vietnam-visit/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

19 APRIL 2012

Vietnam edges towards casino capitalism

To roll or not to roll, that is the multi-billion dollar question Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party now weighs. The casino quandary hinges on how a nominally communist state that still deploys revolutionary rhetoric can openly embrace such a free-wheeling capitalist concept.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/ND19Ae01.html

18 APRIL 2012

Wealthy Vietnam MP faces sack over husband fraud

One of Vietnam’s wealthiest individuals is at risk of losing her seat in parliament after failing to disclose that her husband was wanted for fraud. Dang Thi Hoang Yen, 53, chairwoman of the Tan Tao Group, is accused of not having disclosed details of her marriage and party status when applying to be a parliamentary candidate.
http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120418-340642.html

4 APRIL 2012

Opinion: Vietnam’s Disheartening Anniversary

Under Communist leadership, Vietnam has failed to make its mark on the world. The new Vietnam needs to focus on the future
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4393&Itemid=213

29 MARCH 2012

Vietnam builds naval muscle

Following a series of high-profile procurement deals, Vietnam’s growing naval program symbolizes its evolving military posture. Driven by persistent maritime disputes with China and facilitated by an expanding economy, Vietnam is actively modernizing its military through naval, air and electronic-fighting capability upgrades
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/NC29Ae01.html

27 MARCH 2012

Vietnam and the US: The Odd Couple

Particularly in this American election year, human rights issues will test the durability of the rapprochement between Vietnam and the United States – former enemies now seemingly the best of friends
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4369&Itemid=188

2 MARCH 2012

Vietnam’s Communist Party Ponders Change

The Communist Party of Vietnam turned 82 on Feb. 3, of which 36 years have been spent ruling Vietnam. We can only guess what the next 82 years will bring. Indeed, this past week the party’s delegates and executives met in Hanoi to discuss much needed reform
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4286&Itemid=188

1st MARCH 2012

US, Vietnam Begin Tough Trade Talks

Vietnamese and Americans joined together in Hanoi last December for a happy celebration, commemorating the 10th anniversary of the entrance into force of the US-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement signed in December, 2001. The gathering of current and former trade negotiators, diplomats, and business leaders exchanged witty anecdotes about who had been the toughest negotiator. However, the main focus for both American and Vietnamese participants was on the positive prospects for future US-Vietnam relations across the spectrum of trade and strategic common interests
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4282&Itemid=238

21 JANUARY 2012

China, Vietnam drift in South China Sea

In the wake of a major maritime ruckus last spring, hopes of a deal between China and Vietnam are rising in the South China Sea
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/NA21Ae02.html

17  JANUARY 2012

Vietnam’s navy unveils first home-made warship

Vietnam’s navy has taken delivery of its first locally-made warship, equipped with artillery and missile systems, local media report
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16590100

7 DECEMBER 2011

Vietnamese actor Don Duong dies at 55

One of Vietnam’s best-known actors, Don Duong – once labelled a traitor by his country’s armed forces – has died of heart failure and a brain haemorrhage aged 55, relatives say
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16072280

22 SEPTEMBER 2011

20-million-dollar war memorial sparks public outrage in Vietnam

Vietnamese plans for a memorial to war widows sparked an outcry Thursday when it was revealed that the cost had spiralled to five
times its initial estimate.
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1664428.php/20-million-dollar-war-memorial-sparks-public-outrage-in-Vietnam

8 SEPTEMBER 2011

Vietnam’s Forced Labor Camps

An international human rights group has called on the Vietnamese government to shut down scores of drug rehabilitation centers and release tens of thousands of people it says are being held against their will and compelled to endure forced labor and torture. Thousands of detainees,
including women and children, are made to work up to 10 hours a day doing unhealthy and tedious work such as shelling cashews, it alleges. The oil from the nuts is caustic and can burn the skin. Other detainees are forced to do farming, work in construction, sew garments and do other menial labor. Those who refuse to work are subjected to torture and deprived of food and water, it says
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3725&Itemid=213

16 AUGUST 2011

Thousands of Vietnamese Catholics in prayer against government arrests

At least 2 thousand faithful of Ho Chi Minh City have celebrated a mass and prayed for the Catholics arrested by Vietnamese police during raids in recent weeks in the Diocese of Vinh and Thanh Hoa. The vigil was held last August 14 organised by the Redemptorists, who wanted to enounce
the Vietnamese authorities repression of Christians and their property, claiming the right to religious freedom in the country
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Thousands-of-Vietnamese-Catholics-in-prayer-against-government-arrests-22374.html

26 JULY 2011

Vietnam PM Nguyen Tan Dung re-elected

Vietnam’s one-party parliament elects Nguyen Tan Dung for a second term as prime minister in a widely expected move, a parliamentary
source said.
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20110726-291141.html

25 JULY 2011

Vietnam’s lawmaking National Assembly appointed Truong Tan Sang as the communist country’s new president amid challenges at home with the economy and abroad with China over disputed territory in the South China Sea
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/07/25/2329746/vietnam-announces-new-president.html#ixzz1TF25cSy4

23 JULY 2011

Nguyen Sinh Hung elected Assembly Chairman, four Vice Chairs chosen

Nguyen Sinh Hung has been elected Chairman of the 13th National Assembly with 457 votes, accounting for 91.4 per cent.
http://vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/Politics-Laws/213641/Nguyen-Sinh-Hung-elected-Assembly-Chairman-four-Vice-Chairs-chosen.html

15 JULY 2011

US navy ships visit Vietnam amid heightened China tensions

Three U.S. Navy ships were welcomed Friday by former foe Vietnam for joint training, despite China’s irritation following weeks of fiery  exchanges between the communist neighbors over disputed areas of the South China Sea.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43766185/ns/world_news-asia_pacific/

13 MAY 2011

Vietnam should brace for ageing population, expert says

Vietnam must «prepare now rather than later» to support its rapidly ageing population or face economic challenges, an expert
warned
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1638960.php/Vietnam-should-brace-for-ageing-population-expert-says

4 MAY 2011

Vietnam: Ethnic Hmong ‘in mass protest in Dien Bien’

Thousands of ethnic Hmong people in Vietnam are holding a protest calling for autonomy in a rare outbreak of unrest, a local official tells the BBC.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13284122

19 JANUARY 2011

Nguyen Phu Trong is the new General Secretary of the Communist Party[/u] of Viet Nam

The election of the 67-year-old National Assembly chairman as the Party leader is announced as the 11th National Party Congress ends its nine-day sitting in Ha Noi
http://vietnamnews.vnanet.vn/Politics-Laws/207768/Nguyen-Phu-Trong-appointed-new-Party-leader-.html

20 AUGUST 2010

Death of Dang Phong, Vietnamese historian, born in 1937
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dang_Phong

21 JANUARY 2010

A court in Vietnam has convicted four activists, including prominent human rights lawyer Le Cong Dinh, of trying to overthrow the Communist government
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8470110.stm
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/01/201012182633950983.html

28 DECEMBER 2009

A Vietnamese court sentences pro-democracy activist Tran Anh Kim to five-and-a-half years in prison for subversion against the communist state. The former army officer was a member of the Democratic Party of Vietnam and the pro-democracy Bloc 8406, both of which are banned
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8432168.stm

14 JUNE 2009

Vietnam authorities arrest Le Cong Dinh a high-profile lawyer for allegedly conspiring against the government
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8099416.stm

2 JANUARY 2009

The authorities in Vietnam sack the editors of the country’s two largest pro-reform newspapers. Nguyen Cong Khe and Le Hoang were ousted months after two of their journalists went on trial over coverage of a government corruption scandal
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7807519.stm

China territorial claims

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6 OCTOBER 2017

1,000 Chinese soldiers reportedly still in Doklam a month after border stand-off ended

About 1,000 Chinese soldiers are reported to be still deployed in a disputed border region in the Himalayas that was the scene of a 10-week stand-off between India and China
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2114265/1000-chinese-soldiers-reportedly-still-doklam-month

24 AUGUST 2017

Vietnam calls for greater Asean unity over South China Sea

Nguyen Phu Trong is on a visit to Indonesia – the first by a Vietnamese Communist Party chief since Ho Chi Minh’s visit in 1959. In a speech televised at his home country on Wednesday, he said Asean needed to be unified in resolving territorial disputes
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/08/vietnam-calls-greater-asean-unity-south-china-sea/#TFR10t64WfW1ewKc.97

7 AUGUST 2017

China-Vietnam maritime tensions flare as foreign ministers meeting called off

Strife between Beijing and Hanoi over the South China Sea boiled over on Monday when a scheduled one-on-one meeting of the two countries’ foreign ministers was called off
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2105828/china-vietnam-maritime-tensions-flare-foreign-ministers

27 JULY 2017

Britain plans to send warship to South China Sea in move likely to irk Beijing

Britain plans to send a warship to the disputed South China Sea next year to conduct freedom of navigation exercises, Defence Minister Michael Fallon said on Thursday, a move likely to anger Beijing
http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/content/britain-plans-send-warship-south-china-sea-move-likely-irk-beijing

25 JULY 2017

China backs joint energy development with Philippines in disputed sea as Vietnam renounces to drill  after Chinese threat

China’s foreign minister on Tuesday said he supported the idea of joint energy ventures with the Philippines in the disputed South China Sea, warning that unilateral action could cause problems and damage both sides
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-backs-joint-energy-development-with-philippines-in-disputed-sea-9062262
http://www.manilatimes.net/duterte-bares-ph-china-venture/340675/
http://sea-globe.com/vietnam-oil-south-china-sea/

7 JULY 2017

South China Sea: US bombers challenge China territorial claim with bombers flight

Two US bombers fly over the disputed South China Sea, the US Air Force says, asserting the right to treat the region as international territory despite China’s claim to virtually all of the waterway
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2017-07-07/south-china-sea-us-bombers-challenge-china-territorial-claim-with-bombers-flight/1684508
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2101705/us-flexes-military-muscles-tension-mounts-over-north

5 JULY 2017

China calls border row with India ‘the worst in 30 years’

China’s envoy to India has warned that a military stand-off along a contested part of the border in the Himalayas was the most serious confrontation between the two nations in more than 30 years
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2101432/china-calls-border-row-india-worst-30-years
http://en.people.cn/n3/2017/0705/c90883-9237637.html
http://www.indiandefencereview.com/news/doklam-plateau-faceoff-the-way-forward/

3 JULY 2017

‘A serious political and military provocation’: China blasts US over warship patrol

China has blasted the US for carrying out « a serious political and military provocation » after it sailed a warship near islands that it claims, the latest act by Donald Trump’s administration that has infuriated Beijing
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40476521
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/03/serious-political-military-provocation-china-blasts-us-warship/
http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/content/china-vows-step-air-sea-patrols-after-us-warship-sails-near-disputed-island

25 MAY 2017

South China Sea: US warship sails close to disputed Mischief Reef

A US warship has sailed close to an artificial island built by China in the South China Sea, the first challenge to Beijing’s claim to the waters since President Donald Trump took office
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40040231
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/china/us-warship-sails-near-south-china-sea-reef-claimed-by-beijing-1.2032897
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/109/2/194/1495719739477.html

19 MAY 2017

Duterte says China’s Xi threatened war if Philippines drills for oïl

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday (May 19) Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping had warned him there would be war if Manila tried to enforce an arbitration ruling and drill for oil in a disputed part of the South China Sea
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/duterte-says-china-s-xi-threatened-war-if-philippines-drills-for-8865896

12 MARCH 2013

Taiwan seeks seat in dialogues on South China sea disputes

A ranking government official has expressed hope that Taiwan would be included in dialogues concerning maritime and international affairs, even if it is not set to take any position on the increasing militarization in the South China Sea
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/153247/taiwan-seeks-seat-dialogues-south-china-sea-disputes

19 FEBRUARY 2017

South China Sea: US aircraft carrier strike group conducts patrols in disputed waters

A United States aircraft carrier strike group has begun patrols in the South China Sea amid growing tension with Beijing over control of the disputed waterway
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-19/us-carrier-group-patrols-in-south-china-sea/8284224?section=world
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-39018882

24 JANUARY 2017

China says it will not back down on South China Sea

China warned Washington Tuesday that it would not back down over its claims in the disputed South China Sea, following vows by the Trump administration to defend US and international interests there
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-says-it-will-not-back-down-south-china-sea
http://www.dw.com/en/china-tells-trump-to-act-cautiously-on-south-china-sea-issue/a-37249052
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170124_34/

14 JANUARY 2017

China and Vietnam to « manage » differences over South China Sea – communique

China and Vietnam pledged on Saturday to manage their differences and safeguard peace in the South China Sea, in a joint communique issued during a visit to China by Vietnamese Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-and-vietnam-to-manage-differences-over-south-china-sea/3438930.html
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-01/14/c_135982572.htm

17 DECEMBER 2016

China’s Navy seizes American underwater drone in South China Sea

 A Chinese Navy warship has seized an underwater drone deployed by an American oceanographic vessel in international waters in the South China Sea, triggering a formal diplomatic protest from the United States and a demand for its return, US officials say
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-12-17/chinas-navy-seizes-american-underwater-drone-in-south-china-sea/1640306
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/17/china-and-us-in-talks-over-seized-drone-officials-say

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2055434/drone-snatch-heralds-new-era-south-china-sea-say

15 DECEMBER 2016

Images show ‘significant’ Chinese weapons systems in South China Sea

China appears to have positioned “significant” weapons systems, including anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems, on all seven of the artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea, despite vowing it had no intention of militarising the archipelago, a US thinktank has claimed
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/15/images-show-significant-chinese-weapons-systems-in-south-china-sea
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20161215_11/
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-defends-its-right-to-ready-slingshot-in-south-china-sea/3370418.html

5 NOVEMBER 2016

China’s charm offensive on South China Sea claimants

The outcomes from recent visits by leaders of Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam – all of which have competing claims in the South China Sea with China – have led some to view them as part of China’s new charm offensive towards Asean, targeted at claimants
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/chinas-charm-offensive-on-south-china-sea-claimants

31 OCTOBER 2016

South China Sea: Beijing says ‘situation’ at disputed Scarborough Shoal ‘has not changed and will not’

Beijing says the situation at the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea « has not changed and will not change », after the Philippines said Chinese vessels that blocked the area for four years had stopped harassing its fishermen
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-31/china-says-situation-at-disputed-scarborough-shoal-unchanged/7982010?section=world
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-10/31/c_135794928.htm
http://www.manilatimes.net/understanding-reached-shoal/294171/

28 OCTOBER 2016

South China Sea: Philippines says Chinese vessels have left Scarborough Shoal following Duterte visit

Chinese ships are no longer at the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea and Philippine boats can resume fishing, officials say, calling the Chinese departure a « welcome development »
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2041066/philippines-says-china-vessels-have-left-disputed

21 OCTOBER 2016

US warship challenges China’s claims in South China Sea

The guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur challenged“excessive maritime claims” near the Paracel Islands, among a string of islets, reefs and shoals over which China has territorial disputes with its Neighbors
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/us-conducts-new-freedom-of-navigation-operation-near-disputed-south-china-sea-islands
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/US-destroyer-sails-close-to-contested-islands-in-South-China-Sea-Pentagon/articleshow/54983897.cms

25 SEPTEMBER 2016

China dispatches big air force fleet near Okinawa in show of force to Japan

 China’s air force sent an unusually large fleet of fighter jets and bombers through the Miyako Strait near Japan’s Okinawa Island for exercises on Sunday, the second time it has headed to the Western Pacific this month
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2022467/china-dispatches-big-air-force-fleet-near-okinawa-show
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-air-force-holds-drills-in-western-pacific-for-second-time/3155024.html
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160926_01/

1 SEPTEMBER 2016

South China Sea: US military official urges Australia to take stronger stance against Chinese expansion

A senior US military official is again putting pressure on Australia to take a stronger stance against China’s military expansion in the South China Sea
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-01/us-military-official-urges-australia-take-stronger-stance-china/7805386?section=world

12 AUGUST 2016

Ex-Philippine leader meets senior China official to mend ties

Former Philippine leader Fidel Ramos said he had met with a senior Chinese official during a trip to Hong Kong aimed at improving ties between Manila and Beijing, with both sides working towards formal discussions
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-08-12/exphilippine-leader-meets-senior-china-official-to-mend-ties/1607802
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160812_23/
http://www.dw.com/en/manila-opens-backchannel-with-beijing/a-19469550

2 AUGUST 2016

Indonesia says no dispute with Beijing in South China Sea

At a forum on Tuesday (Aug 2), an Indonesian senior government official denied the country had any dispute with Beijing. Jakarta is also upholding its position as a non-claimant state in the South China Sea
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/indonesia-says-no-dispute/3007476.html

13 JULY 2016

China issues white paper on settling S. China Sea disputes

The Chinese government on Wednesday issued a white paper titled « China Adheres to the Position of Settling Through Negotiation the Relevant Disputes Between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea. »
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-07/13/content_15462109.html
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/chinafocus/2016-07/13/content_15462174.html

12 JULY 2016

UN Permanent Court of Arbitration declares no legal basis for China’s claims over South China Sea: Official declaration (pdf), key points and reactions

The International Tribunal has ruled that ‘China’s claim to historic rights in most of the South China Sea’ has no legal basis. Further, the tribunal in The Hague claimed that Beijing’s “nine-dash” line to delineate its South China Sea claims contravenes a United Nations convention on maritime law.
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/245762985
http://nationalinterest.org/feature/tribunal-rules-chinas-south-sea-claims-dont-hold-water-16934
http://www.andrewerickson.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/PH-CN-20160712-Press-Release-No-11-English.pdf
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36772813
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-07/12/c_135507935.htm
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1989036/international-community-reacts-south-china-sea-ruling-hague

5 JULY 2016

South China Sea dispute: Chinese daily says country should prepare itself for military conflict

Reports indicate that the state-run Global Times has said that the situation has already been complicated by U.S. intervention and now it has become worse with the tribunal threatening China’s sovereignty
http://www.chinanationalnews.com/index.php/sid/245563787

28 MAY 2016

Arbitration on South China Sea ‘a legal monstrosity’ : China’s ambassador

The pending decision on the South China Sea arbitration in The Hague, which was initiated by the Philippines, is a legal monstrosity and reeks of hegemony from Washington, said Wu Ken, China’s Ambassador to the Netherlands
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-05/28/content_15440819.html

12 MAY 2016

China brands international court hearings passing judgement on its claims in South China Sea an ‘orchestrated show’

China has stepped up its confrontational rhetoric ahead of an international court ruling over its claims in the South China Sea, calling it “an orchestrated show” aimed at undermining the nation’s sovereignty
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1944053/china-brands-international-court-hearings-passing
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1943936/showdown-south-china-sea-how-ruling-permanent-court

28 APRIL 2016

China warns Southeast Asia over maritime dispute

It maintains that the dispute should be resolved between individual claimant countries instead of through ASEAN body, and has claimed in the past week that Brunei, Cambodia and Laos back its stance
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-warns-southeast/2740754.html

18 APRIL 2016

Chinese military plane makes first public landing on disputed South China Sea island

A Chinese military aircraft publicly lands at a new airport on an artificial island in the South China Sea for the first time, raising the prospect that Beijing could base fighter jets there.
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-04-18/chinese-military-plane-makes-first-public-landing-on-disputed-south-china-sea-island/1570820
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-04/19/content_15418232.html

12 APRIL 2016

China fuming over G-7 statement on South China Sea

A day after the G7 foreign ministers raised concerns over the troubling South China Sea dispute, after Beijing increased their territorial and military ambitions in the region – China has now lashed out
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/243064947

5 APRIL 2016

Analyst: ‘Vietnam not submitting to China on territorial issues’

Vietnamese authorities have captured a Chinese vessel and its crew for allegedly entering its waters. DW talks to security analyst Bill Hayton about the implications of the incident.
http://www.dw.com/en/analyst-vietnam-not-submitting-to-china-on-territorial-issues/a-19162112

13 MARCH 2016

China to establish maritime judicial center amid disputes

The head of China’s top court said the measure aims to ensure the country’s « national sovereignty, maritime rights and other core interests. » The move comes as China’s neighbors have contested Beijing’s maritime claims
http://www.dw.com/en/china-to-establish-maritime-judicial-center-amid-disputes/a-19113688
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/242170385

8 MARCH 2016

China won’t budge on South China Sea sovereignty

China’s foreign minister took a hard line on Tuesday on the country’s claims to virtually all the South China Sea, saying Beijing will not permit other nations to infringe on what it considers its sovereign rights in the strategically vital area.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/03/china-won-budge-south-china-sea-sovereignty-160308034024267.html
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/china-says-south-china-sea-is-among-the-worlds-freest-shipping-lanes-beijings-control

23 FEBRUARY 2016

China installing new radar on Spratly Islands that could greatly boost control of South China Sea: US think tank said

Recent satellite images show China may be installing a high-frequency radar system in the Spratly Islands that could significantly boost its ability to control the disputed South China Sea, a US think tank said
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1915765/china-installing-new-radar-spratly-islands-could

17 FEBRUARY 2016

China ‘has deployed missiles in South China Sea’ – Taiwan

The Ministry of National Defense is keeping abreast of developments amid reports the Chinese military has deployed an advanced surface-to-air missile system to Woody Island (Yongxing Island, 永興島) in the South China Sea, spokesman Major General David Lo (羅紹和) said
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2016/02/18/2003639615
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35592988
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/02/16/asia/china-missiles-south-china-sea/index.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1913621/beijing-defends-use-armaments-south-china-sea-after

31 JANUARY 2016

Japan doubles number of F-15s on southern island of Okinawa

Japan has doubled the number of F-15 fighter jets deployed on the southern island of Okinawa, near disputed islands in the East China Sea, the defence ministry said Sunday
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/japan-doubles-number-f-15s-southern-island-okinawa
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20160131_15.html

6 JANUARY 2016

China lands two more planes in disputed South China Sea – state media

China landed two more planes on a contested reef in the South China Sea Wednesday, state media said, despite international condemnation of a landing at the same location days earlier
http://news.yahoo.com/china-again-lands-planes-disputed-island-south-china-122649619.html
http://www.manilatimes.net/breaking_news/china-lands-two-more-planes-in-disputed-south-china-sea-state-media/

18 DECEMBER 2015

Are South China Sea tensions triggering an arms race?

Defense spending in the Asia Pacific has been surging in recent years due to escalating tensions over a myriad of territorial feuds, a new report says. DW examines the driving factors behind this military build-up
http://www.dw.com/en/are-south-china-sea-tensions-triggering-an-arms-race/a-18927467

22 NOVEMBER 2015

China says won’t cease building on South China Sea isles

« Building and maintaining necessary military facilities, this is what is required for China’s national defense and for the protection of those islands and reefs, » Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin told a news conference in Kuala Lumpur
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/china-says-wont-cease-building-south-china-sea-isles
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34894878

18 NOVEMBER 2015

China ‘must stop’ land reclamation in South China Sea – Obama

He was speaking on the sidelines of an economic summit of Asia Pacific nations (Apec), which opened in Manila
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34853878

5 NOVEMBER 2015

India can play positive role in South China Sea: China

China Thursday asked India to play a “constructive and positive” role in safeguarding peace and stability in the disputed South China Sea, in a guarded reaction to defence minister Manohar Parrikar’s call for ensuring freedom of navigation in the strategic waters amid escalated Sino-US tensions
http://atimes.com/2015/11/india-can-play-constructive-positive-role-in-south-china-sea-china/

29 OCTOBER 2015

World tribunal to hear South China Sea case

An international tribunal Thursday dealt a blow to China, ruling it had the power to hear a case brought by the Philippines over disputed islands in the South China Sea
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/748180/world-tribunal-to-hear-south-china-sea-case

27 OCTOBER 2015

Challenging Chinese Claims, U.S. Sends Warship Near Artificial Island Chain

A United States Navy destroyer entered waters near the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea late Monday, Defense Department officials said, directly challenging China’s claims that the artificial island chain is within its territorial borders
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/27/world/asia/challenging-chinese-claims-us-sends-warship-near-artificial-island-chain.html?ref=asia&_r=0
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/10/27/asia/us-china-south-china-sea/index.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/us-official-more-south-china-sea-patrols-likely/3026017.html

9 OCTOBER 2015

China completes construction of lighthouses in disputed South China Sea

A completion ceremony was held for the lighthouses on Cuateron Reef and Johnson South Reef in the Spratly islands, Xinhua said late on Friday. The United States and the Philippines have opposed the construction
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-completes-construction-lighthouses-disputed-south-china-sea

6 AUGUST 2015

Kerry says US will not accept restrictions in South China Sea

US secretary of state John Kerry accuses China of not allowing freedom of movement in the South China Sea, despite giving assurances that such freedoms would not be impeded
http://www.euronews.com/2015/08/06/kerry-blasts-beijing-over-south-china-sea-militarisation/
http://www.france24.com/en/20150806-kerry-says-us-will-not-accept-restrictions-south-china-sea
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-has-stopped-land-reclamation-s-china-sea

29 MAY 2015

US surveillance shows ‘China positioning weapons’ in disputed island chain

Two large artillery vehicles were detected on one of the artificial islands China is creating in the South China Sea, US officials said on Friday, underscoring ongoing concerns that Beijing may try to use the land reclamation projects for military purposes
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/29/us-says-china-had-artillery-vehicles-on-artificial-island-in-south-china-sea
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11638044/US-surveillance-shows-China-positioning-weapons-on-contested-island.html

13 MAY 2015

China Concerned About Possible US Patrols Around Islands

China on Wednesday expressed « serious concern » about reports that the U.S. is considering sending military ships and planes to challenge Chinese claims to islands it is building in the South China Sea, and said it would resolutely defend what it considered its sovereign territory
http://www.chinanationalnews.com/index.php/sid/232820993
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/560567/china-anger-over-us-military-plans-in-disputed-waters
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/560651/us-weighs-response-to-china-wall-of-sand

9 MAY 2015

China pursuing huge South China Sea land reclamation: US

China has dramatically ramped up its land reclamation efforts in the South China Sea this year, building artificial islands at an unprecedented pace to bolster its territorial claims in the disputed area, US officials said on Friday (May 8)http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-pursuing-huge-south/1836182.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/pentagon-says-china-speeds-up-island-building-south-china-sea/2760875.html

9 APRIL 2015

China defends reclamation in disputed South China Sea

China has defended its construction of artificial islands in a disputed area of the South China Sea, saying it is needed to safeguard its sovereignty
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-32234448
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2015-04/09/content_15249016.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/523891/china-defends-land-reclamation-on-disputed-islands

7 APRIL 2015

China’s President Xi Jinping calls for ‘new approach’ to territorial dispute with Vietnam

President Xi Jinping called on the visiting Vietnam Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong on Tuesday to explore a « new approach » to solving the two countries’ disputes
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1759804/chinas-president-xi-jinping-calls-new-approach-territorial-dispute
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-vietnam-must-manage/1770992.html

18 FEBRUARY 2015

Report: China building new islands in disputed waters

Satellite images from late January analyzed by IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly show that China is reclaiming a significant amount of land at three sites in the Spratly Islands, in addition to two other sites previously documented by the defense publication
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/02/17/asia/china-south-china-sea-reclamation/index.html
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-to-project-power/1668948.html

http://cogitasia.com/the-south-china-sea-transformed-amtis-latest-issue/

5 JANUARY 2015

Philippines urges China to show respect in South China Sea. Protest rejected by China

The Philippines accused China on Thursday (Feb 5) of ramming Filipino fishing boats off a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, and demanded its powerful neighbour respect its sovereignty over the potential flashpoint territory.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/philippines-urges-china/1640354.html
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2015-02/05/content_15224411.html

22 JANUARY 2015

China island building ‘threat to all ASEAN’: Philippines

China’s reclamation of land in disputed South China Sea waters is a « threat » to all nations in Southeast Asia, the Philippines’ foreign minister said Thursday
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-island-building-threat-all-asean-philippines
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/philippines-slams-china/1608684.html

12 JANUARY 2015

China slams Philippines for criticising island project in South China Sea

China on Monday hit back at the Philippines for criticising Beijing’s ongoing reclamation project in the disputed South China Sea, saying that its actions were within the scope of Chinese sovereignty
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-slams-philippines-criticising-island-project-south-china-sea

7 DECEMBER 2014

China condemns Philippines over disputed sea arbitration

China on Sunday slammed the Philippines for challenging its territorial claims over the South China Sea through international arbitration, refusing to back down just a week before a deadline to respond in the case
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-condemns-philippines-over-disputed-sea-arbitration
http://en.people.cn/n/2014/1207/c90883-8819170.html

6 DECEMBER 2014

China ‘boosting shoal defence’

China is fortifying its barricade around Scarborough shoal, a rich fishing ground in the South China Sea also claimed by the Philippines
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-boosting-shoal-defence
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30358073

24 NOVEMBER 2014

China defies US call to stop island project in South China Sea

China on Monday hit back at « irresponsible remarks » from the United States which has called on Beijing to stop a land reclamation project in the disputed South China Sea that could be large enough to accommodate an airstrip
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-defies-us-call-stop-island-project-south-china-sea
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/national-news/2014/11/25/422596/Beijing-defends.htm

21 NOVEMBER 2014

‘Incursions will hurt ties’: Indian Home minister Rajnath Singh hits out at China for ‘illegal occupation’ 

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday that Beijing has illegally occupied the Aksai Chin region in Ladakh, and blamed the Congress for making “China India’s neighbour”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2842985/Incursions-hurt-ties-Rajnath-Singh-hits-China-illegal-occupation.html#ixzz3Jisy2oA2 

7 NOVEMBER 2014

China and Japan smooth over East China Sea island row

Beijing officials said a crisis management mechanism had been set up to prevent the situation from worsening.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29947967
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/politics/AJ201411070091

17 OCTOBER 2014

China, Vietnam pledge to ‘address and control’ maritime disputes

China and Vietnam have agreed to “address and control” maritime disputes, Chinese state media said on Friday, as differences over the potentially energy-rich South China Sea have spoiled relations between the two countries and other neighbours.
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1618397/china-vietnam-pledge-address-and-control-maritime-disputes

8 OCTOBER 2014

China builds military airstrip on disputed island: Xinhua

Beijing has completed a runway for military aircraft on a South China Sea island also claimed by Vietnam, state-run media reported, as it asserts its territorial claims in the area.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/436529/china-builds-military-airstrip-on-disputed-island-xinhua

17 SEPTEMBER 2014

China’s Mixed Messages to India

As India welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping today, it’s hard to miss the mixed messages coming from China. On the one hand, India and China have had a difficult security relationship over the past half-century, with a still-unresolved border dispute over which they fought a war in 1962
http://blogs.cfr.org/asia/2014/09/17/chinas-mixed-messages-to-india/

12 AUGUST 2014

The Great South China Sea Clash: China vs. Vietnam

In Asia’s Cauldron, Beijing and Hanoi are playing a dangerous game—and the stakes could not get any higher
http://nationalinterest.org/feature/the-great-south-china-sea-clash-china-vs-vietnam-11058

10 AUGUST 2014

Beijing rejects call for end to provocative moves in South China Sea

China says it will employ a dual-track approach to deal with the South China Sea issue – direct consultation with claimants
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Beijing-rejects-call-for-end-to-provocative-moves–63225.html

04 AUGUST 2014

China says can build what it wants on South China Sea isles

China can build whatever it wants on its islands in the South China Sea, a senior Chinese official said on Monday, rejecting proposals ahead of a key regional meeting to freeze any activity that may raise tensions in disputed waters there
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-says-can-build-what-it-wants-south-china-sea-isles

26 JULY 2014

Tokyo releases records to boost claim to islands

Japan has released declassified diplomatic archives indicating that both China and Taiwan started asserting their ownership of the Japanese-administered Senkaku islands only from 1971
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Tokyo-releases-records-to-boost-claim-to-islands-62776.html

28 JUNE 2014

Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa in the French colonial period

On March 3, 1925, the Governor General of Indochina issued a statement confirming that Hoang Sa (Paracels) and Truong Sa (Spratlys) belong to Vietnam, part of the French territory. Thus, even in the French-ruled period, Vietnam’s sovereignty over the two archipelagos continued
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/special-reports/106047/vietnam-s-sovereignty-over-hoang-sa-in-the-french-colonial-period.html

20 JUNE 2014

Beijing sends more oil rigs to South China Sea

China is sending another four oil rigs to the South China Sea, state media and authorities said Friday, as Beijing and Hanoi trade accusations over an increasingly heated territorial row
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/416489/beijing-sends-more-oil-rigs-to-south-china-sea

19 JUNE 2014

China moving 2nd rig closer to Vietnam

China says it is moving a second oil rig closer to the Vietnamese coast in disputed waters amid continuing tensions and confrontations between ships from the countries
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/416265/china-moving-2nd-oil-rig-near-vietnam
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/national-news/2014/06/20/410580/China-declares.htm

11 JUNE 2014

China uses Vietnamese textbook to back claim in South China Sea dispute

China is using photocopied pages from a geography textbook for Vietnamese ninth-graders published 40 years ago to help win international support for its claim to the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/11/world/asia/china-vietnam-paracels/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

9 JUNE 2014

China ships ‘rammed 1,400 times by Vietnamese vessels’

Chinese officials have accused vessels from Vietnam of launching more than 1,400 ramming raids on its ships near a drilling rig in the South China Sea.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27758685

8 JUNE 2014

Vietnam, Philippines navies in first Spratlys games

Filipino and Vietnamese troops played volleyball and football in a contested South China Sea archipelago Sunday, a landmark act of sports diplomacy that both sides said could ease territorial tensions
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/414224/vietnam-philippines-navies-in-first-spratlys-games
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/vietnam-philippines-navies-first-spratlys-games6 JUNE 2014

4 JUNE 2014

China ordered to submit counter-argument in sea dispute with Philippines by Dec. 15

China has been ordered by the international Arbitral Tribunal handling the maritime dispute case filed by the Philippines to file its counter-memorial, or counter-argument, by Dec. 15, despite its position that it will not participate in the arbitration
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/105670/china-ordered-to-submit-counter-argument-in-sea-dispute-by-dec-15

31 MAY 2014

Chinese ships in disputed waters with Japan

Two Chinese coastguard ships sailed into disputed waters off Japan-administered islands in the East China Sea Saturday, officials said, as the United States warned Beijing over increasing territorial assertiveness
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/412843/japan-says-chinese-ships-in-disputed-waters
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-05/31/c_133375656.htm

27 MAY 2014

Vietnam accuses China of sinking fishing boat

A Chinese fishing vessel rammed and sank a Vietnamese fishing boat in the disputed South China Sea on Tuesday, a Vietnamese state official said, amid a tense territorial confrontation over Beijing’s deployment of an oil rig.
http://www.france24.com/en/20140527-vietnam-accuses-china-sinking-fishing-boat/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10857750/Chinese-vessel-rams-and-sinks-Vietnamese-fishing-boat.html

21 MAY 2014

Japan to set up 3 military outposts near disputed isles: Report

Japan plans to set up military outposts on three islands far west of Tokyo to boost the defence of its outlying islands, including a group of rocky outcrops also claimed by China
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/japan-set-3-military-outposts-near-disputed-isles-report

7 MAY 2014

Vietnam Accuses China of Ramming Vessels in S. China Sea

Vietnam says Chinese ships repeatedly rammed and used water cannons against Hanoi’s patrol vessels in the South China Sea, where Beijing has placed an oil rig in disputed waters near the Paracel islands

http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-ships-ram-vietnamese-vessels-in-south-china-sea/1909349.html

http://thanhniennews.com/politics/chinese-ships-ram-vietnamese-vessels-in-latest-oil-rig-row-officials-26069.html

5 MAY 2014

Vietnam says China’s oil rig movement into South China Sea is ‘illegal’

Vietnam says China’s plan to move its first deep-water drilling rig into the disputed South China Sea, one of Asia’s most volatile hotspots, is illegal and has called for the rig to be removed from what it says is Vietnam’s territorial waters
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/vietnam-says-chinas-oil-rig-movement-south-china-sea-illegal

1 APRIL 2014

Beijing refuses arbitration on South China Sea issue

China will neither accept nor participate in international arbitration unilaterally pushed forward by the Philippines on the South China Sea disputes, said a commentary published by the state-run People’s Daily on Tuesday
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140401000069&cid=1101
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/402933/china-says-ties-damaged-by-philippines-un-ruling-call

29 MARCH 2014

Philippine vessel evades China ‘blockade’ of disputed reef

A Philippine re-supply ship evaded a Chinese coastguard blockade in the South China Sea Saturday to reach Filipino soldiers based on a remote reef claimed by both countries, the military said
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/590216/ship-evades-chinese-blockade

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26806924
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/402458/philippine-vessel-evades-china-blockade-of-disputed-reef

28 MARCH 2014

Philippines to defy China, pursue UN case on sea row

The Philippines said Friday it planned to defy Chinese warnings and pursue a case in the United Nations challenging Beijing’s claim to most of the South China Sea

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/402331/philippines-to-defy-china-pursue-un-case-on-sea-row

Beijing’s South China Sea strategies: consolidation and provocation

http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/03/28/beijings-south-china-sea-strategies-consolidation-and-provocation/

11 MARCH 2014

Philippines lodges protest over China ship blockade

The Philippines has lodged a protest with China, accusing its coastguard of preventing two civilian vessels reaching sailors on a disputed shoal. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26524388

4 MARCH 2014

China warns neighbours on territorial disputes

China has called on the US to accept its growing security presence in east Asia and warned its neighbours that it would “respond effectively” to safeguard its territorial integrity amid simmering maritime disputes in the region

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/377e9440-a379-11e3-88b0-00144feab7de.html?siteedition=intl#axzz2v1K2eBoL

28 JANUARY 2014

Disputed islands are ours, Japan’s new textbooks claim

Japan risked further irking their close neighbors China and South Korea on Tuesday, when the government announced textbooks were being changed to make it clear that two sets of remote islands at the center of sovereignty disputes are integral parts of their territory
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/28/22477682-disputed-islands-are-ours-japans-new-textbooks-claim?lite

http://www.asianewsnet.net/Japan-revises-teaching-manuals-to-include-island-c-56596.html

27 JANUARY 2014

Peace Is The Only Answer In China-Japan Island Dispute – Analysis

The East China Sea territorial dispute between China and Japan figured prominently in various geopolitical risk forecasts for 2014, and with good reason. Neither side shows any sign of standing down, and with every new military deployment near the contested area comes an increased risk of a small-scale military incident spiraling into war
http://www.eurasiareview.com/27012014-peace-answer-china-japan-island-dispute-analysis/

11 JANUARY 2014

Philippines, Vietnam condemn China’s fishing law

The Philippines and Vietnam condemned a new Chinese law that requires foreign fishermen to seek Beijing’s approval to operate in much of the South China Sea, but China’s Foreign Ministry insisted it has the right do so.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/118205/philippines-vietnam-condemn-chinas-fishing-law/

8 DECEMBER 2013

South Korea Declares New Air Defense Zone, Overlapping China’s

South Korea’s Defense Ministry said on Sunday that the new zone, which will take effect on December 15, will include Ieodo, a submerged reef in waters off the south coast, which China calls Suyan

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25288268

http://www.euronews.com/2013/12/08/south-korea-expands-air-defence-zone-into-china-s/ http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/08/south-korea-air-defence-zone-overlap-chinas

6 DECEMBER 2013

China pulls out of UN process over territorial dispute with Philippines

China is taking the highly unusual step of refusing to participate in a United Nations arbitration process over a territorial conflict with the Philippines, one of five countries challenging Beijing’s claims of ownership over the oil-rich South China Sea.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/06/china-territorial-dispute-philippines

29 NOVEMBER 2013

China scrambles jets in air zone to monitor US and Japanese planes

China says it scrambled fighter jets to monitor US and Japanese planes as they flew in its newly declared air defence zone in the East China Sea on Friday.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10483807/China-scrambles-jets-after-US-and-Japan-enter-air-zone.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25155605

26 NOVEMBER 2013

Getting Senkaku History Right (A Japanese point of view)

Some of the claims to sovereignty over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands don’t hold up well under scrutiny, argues Tadashi Ikeda.

http://thediplomat.com/2013/11/getting-senkaku-history-right/?allpages=yes

25 NOVEMBER 2013

China slams ‘inappropriate’ U.S. remarks on territorial dispute with Japan

China has told the United States to butt out of a territorial dispute with Japan in the East China Sea after Washington warned that a military claim by Beijing to airspace in the region raises the risk of « misunderstanding and miscalculations. » http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/25/world/asia/china-japan-disputed-islands/index.html?hpt=ias_c1 http://www.euronews.com/2013/11/25/china-lodges-complaint-against-us-and-japan-as-row-escalates-over-disputed-islands/

23 NOVEMBER 2013

China establishes ‘air-defence zone’ over East China Sea

China has demarcated an « air-defence identification zone » over an area of the East China Sea, covering islands that are also claimed by Japan. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25062525 http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/11/japan-protests-new-china-air-defence-zone-2013112313117557543.html http://www.euronews.com/2013/11/23/china-air-defence-zone-sparks-fresh-row-with-japan/
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-11/24/content_17127120.htm

13 NOVEMBER 2013

Hong Kong activists head to Spratlys in « fishing » trip

Hong Kong activists left Wednesday on what they called a « fishing » boat trip to disputed islands, more than a year after they sailed to another contested chain to assert China’s sovereignty

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hong-kong-activists-head-spratlys-fishing-trip

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/379743/hong-kong-activists-halted-ahead-of-fishing-trip-to-spratlys

5 NOVEMBER 2013

How serious is the recent China-Japan verbal escalation ?

http://conflictandsecurity.com/blog/how-serious-is-the-recent-china-japan-verbal-escalation/?goback=%2Egde_160896_member_5803893475464204291#%21

28 OCTOBER 2013

China Intensifies Press on Japan in East China Sea Dispute

China is stepping up pressure on Japan in a long-running maritime dispute, deploying Chinese vessels near contested East China Sea islands and accusing Japanese leaders of making provocative statements.

http://www.voanews.com/content/china-intensifies-press-on-japan-in-east-china-sea-dispute/1778408.html


24 OCTOBER 2013

South China Sea: Manila backtracks on accusing Beijing of « imperialism”


Philippine President Aquino withdraws allegations that China wants to build on the Scarborough Shoal, a group of disputed islands . A sudden change of direction, which threatens to undermine the credibility of the executive long at loggerheads with Beijing. In recent days, short face-to- face meeting between Aquino and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/South-China-Sea:-Manila-backtracks-on-accusing-Beijing-of-imperialism”-29360.html

8 OCTOBER 2013

China ‘committed to safe passage in South China Sea’

Territorial disputes in the South China Sea have not affected global shipping trade in part due to China’s « deep care » in ensuring freedom and safety of navigation, said Li Keqiang, ahead of his first visit to the region as China’s Premier.

http://www.asianewsnet.net/China-committed-to-safe-passage-in-South-China-Sea-52530.html

27 SEPTEMBER 2013

Japan’s Abe: No Concessions, but No Escalation in Islet Spat With China

Japan will make no concessions on sovereignty over Pacific islets also claimed by China, but will not make any moves to escalate the situation, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Fridayaipei and Tokyo struck a fishing agreement in April covering the waters around the islands that has eased tensions.
http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-abe-japan-china-islands-territorial-dispute/1758678.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/371954/japan-pm-open-to-talks-not-concessions-with-china

30 AUGUST 2013

History the weak link in Beijing’s maritime claims

China says historical title supports its maritime claims. But did it really have sovereignty?

http://thediplomat.com/2013/08/30/history-the-weak-link-in-beijings-maritime-claims/

5 AUGUST 2013

China says no rush to sign maritime accord

China is in no rush to sign a proposed agreement on maritime rules with Southeast Asia which would govern behaviour in the disputed South China Sea, the Chinese foreign minister has said.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/08/20138513429800303.html

1 AUGUST 2013

China Condemns US Senate Over Sea Dispute Resolution

China said on Thursday it had lodged a formal complaint with the United States after the U.S. Senate passed a resolution expressing concern about Chinese actions in the disputed East and South China Seas.

http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-china-condemns-us-senate-over-sea-dispute-resolution/1714456.html

18 JULY 2013

New reef rift hits China-Philippines ties

A fraught naval stand-off between a modern Chinese flotilla and a rusty Philippine hospital ship over a South China Sea shoal is undermining supposed regional progress towards a binding code of conduct over the waters. With Beijing’s military focused on fortifying its positions and Manila loathe to lose its gateway to untapped energy reserves, neither side is likely to back down.                                                                                                                                                   http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/SEA-01-180713.html

6 JULY 2013

China, India agree to step up border peace efforts: Xinhua

« The ministers emphasised the importance of enhancing mutual trust and understanding between the two militaries, » General Chang Wanquan of China and A.K. Antony of India said in a joint statement carried by the official Xinhua news agency.                                          http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/358686/china-india-agree-to-step-up-border-peace-efforts-xinhua

4 JULY 2013

Chinese general warns India in border dispute, calls Philippines ‘troublemaker’

An outspoken Chinese general known for his nationalist views warned India on Thursday against stirring up “new trouble” in a long-running border dispute, just as New Delhi’s defense minister was set to visit Beijing.                                                                                                           http://globalnation.inquirer.net/79787/chinese-general-warns-india-in-border-dispute-calls-philippines-troublemaker

China Agrees to Discuss ‘Code of Conduct’ Rules

This week the Association of Southeast Asian Nations appeared to make progress on addressing territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Following meetings in Brunei, the group announced that China had agreed to discuss a set of rules known as the “code of conduct” to avoid conflict in the disputed waters http://www.voanews.com/content/asean-south-china-sea-dispute-heads-to-beijing-for-talks/1694932.html                                                                                                     http://www.asianewsnet.net/Koreas-to-meet-on-Gaeseong-48803.html

2 JULY 2013

China and its Neighbors

In recent years China’s claims in the South China Sea have provoked much regional tension with the Philippines and Vietnam, although while the Philippines and Vietnam also have conflicting claims between each other over most of the Spratly Islands, there has not been much tension between these two nations. Malaysia and Brunei, despite being also parties to the Spratlys dispute, have been keeping a low profile. http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5539&Itemid=171

1 JULY 2013

US nudges China on sea disputes

US Secretary of State John Kerry nudged China on Monday to agree a code of conduct to prevent clashes in the South China Sea after the Philippines accused Beijing of a « massive » military build-up.                                                                                               http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/us-nudges-china-on-sea/730674.html                                                                                             http://globalnation.inquirer.net/79351/us-pushes-code-of-conduct

24 JUNE 2013

China rejects Philippines’ illegal seizure of Ren’ai Reef: Chinese FM spokeswoman

China will not tolerate the seizure of the Ren’ai Reef, also known as the Second Thomas Shoal, which the country claims as its indisputable territory, a Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman said Monday.                                                                                                                      http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130625000097&cid=1101

19 JUNE 2013

Russia declares neutrality in South China Sea disputes

Igor Morgulov, the Russian deputy foreign minister, says Moscow will stay out of the territorial disputes involving China, the Philippines and Vietnam over islands in the South China Sea, reports the state run Voice of Russia.                                                           http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130619000137&cid=1101

14 JUNE 2013

Chinese Ships Enter Waters Claimed by Japan

Japanese maritime authorities say three Chinese government ships have sailed into waters around disputed islands controlled by Tokyo, for the first time since late May.                                                                                                                                               http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-ships-enter-waters-claimed-by-japan/1681603.html

23 MAY 2013

China sent warship to break Philippine control of reef: Global Times

China sent a warship to a shoal in the disputed Spratly islands in the South China Sea earlier this month because it was trying to stop the Philippines from trying to assert de facto control of the reef, according to the Global Times, a tabloid under the auspices of the Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily.                                                http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20130523000150&cid=1101

15 MAY 2013

Okinawa doesn’t belong to Japan, says hawkish PLA general

A hawkish Chinese general has possibly opened a Pandora’s box on territorial disputes in East Asia by saying that the Ryukyu Islands including Okinawa do not belong to Japan.                                                                                                           http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1238080/okinawa-doesnt-belong-japan-says-hawkish-pla-general

9 MAY 2013

Japan protests over Chinese article on Okinawa sovereignty

Japan has protested to China over a newspaper article that called for a review of Japanese sovereignty over Okinawa. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22460810

8 MAY 2013

China Daily publishes challenge to Japanese sovereignty over Okinawa

People’s Daily yesterday 8 published a call for a review of Japan’s sovereignty over the island of Okinawa, home to major US bases, with the Asian powers already embroiled in a territorial row. http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1232998/china-should-reconsider-who-owns-okinawa-says-peoples-daily

2 MAY 2013

India, China remain at odds over alleged border incursion

Two weeks ago, Indian military officials announced with expressions of shock that a platoon of Chinese soldiers had crossed the de facto border between the giant neighbors and set up camp an unprecedented six miles into Indian-claimed territory, sparking a still-unresolved standoff. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/india-china-remain-at-odds-over-alleged-border-incursion/2013/05/02/dd9c0150-b324-11e2-9fb1-62de9581c946_story.html

26 APRIL 2013

China slams Philippines over disputed islands

China on Friday hit out at the Philippines’ attempt to seek an international verdict on a territorial dispute over islands in the South China Sea, repeating that it would never give up its claims.                                                                                 http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-slams-philippines-over-disputed-is/654032.html

23 APRIL 2013

Japan threatens China over disputed islands landings

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed on Tuesday to « expel by force » any attempt by China to land on the disputed Senkaku Islands, after eight state-owned Chinese ships sailed into the territorial waters surrounding the archipelago.                           http://www.france24.com/en/20130423-china-japan-senkaku-islands-territorial-dispute             http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/japan-pm-vows-to-expel-by-force-any-chin/648614.html                                                                      http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/04/20134234352877776.html                                                          http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22260140

India asks China to withdraw troops at disputed border

India’s foreign ministry said Tuesday it had asked China to withdraw troops who have allegedly advanced into disputed territory claimed by New Delhi in a remote area of the Himalayas.                                                                                                                          http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130423-417952.html

26 MARCH 2013

Vietnam accuses China over South China Sea ‘trawler attack’

Vietnam has accused a Chinese vessel of firing on a Vietnamese fishing boat in the disputed South China Sea and setting its cabin alight, reigniting tensions in the region over competing claims to the gas-rich waters.                          http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/26/vietnam-accuses-china-south-china-sea  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/27/china-denies-fire-vietnamese-boat

7 FEBRUARY 2013

Japan and China move closer to war over Senkaku Islands

The conflict over the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea – five small and uninhabited islands and three rocks http://www.linkedin.com/groupAnswers?viewQuestionAndAnswers=&discussionID=211767777&gid=1569157&trk=eml-anet_dig-b_nd-pst_ttle-cn&ut=15_Jz6YPVAXlA1

2 FEBRUARY 2013

Japan PM Vows to Protect Disputed Islands from China

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to defend disputed islands from incursions by China, after a series of confrontations at sea. http://www.voanews.com/content/japan-pm-vows-to-protect-disputed-islands-from-china/1595783.html  http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1251817/1/.html                                                                    http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Disputed-Senkaku-/-Diaoyu-islands-to-be-defended-“at-any-cost”-says-Japanese-27034.html

1 FEBRUARY 2013

China opposes taking sea disputes to UN: FM

China has reiterated its opposition to the Philippines’ request to take South China Sea disputes to a UN tribunal, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday.                                                                                                                                                    http://www.chinamedia.com/news/2013/02/01/china-opposes-taking-sea-disputes-to-un-fm/

25 JANUARY 2013

Time to bridge Sino-Indian border differences

The Sino-Indian border dispute in India’s eastern sector is one of the most intractable land conflicts. The quarrel has entangled China and India since 1949, and resulted in the 1962 border war which saw India defeated at the hands of China. Both countries have entered negotiations, but « incompatibilities » are constantly stalling the process                                                             http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/OA25Df02.html

23 JANUARY 2013

Manila wants to take Beijing before a UN tribunal over the South China Sea

The Filipino government Manila has exhausted « almost all political and diplomatic avenues » to resolve the dispute over the Scarborough Shoal. Ready to provide technical support, UN wants a peaceful solution between the parties.                                                              http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Manila-wants-to-take-Beijing-before-a-UN-tribunal-over-the-South-China-Sea-26946.html   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21163507                                                                     http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/01/23/world/north-korea-angered-over-u-n-rocket-vote/

22 JANUARY 2013

Philippines takes China to UN tribunal

The Philippines has taken the step of bringing its West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) territorial disputes to China before an Arbitral Tribunal under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) to achieve a peaceful and durable solution to the disputes, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario announced.                                                                                                           http://www.asianewsnet.net/Philippines-takes-China-to-UN-tribunal-41801.html                                                                                                                                                                                             http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21137144

21 JANUARY 2013

China says US culpable in Japan island dispute

China said Monday that the U.S. has “undeniable historical responsibility” in Beijing’s dispute with Japan over islands in the East China Sea, marking the second straight day that it has pinned some of the blame for the tensions on Washington. http://asiancorrespondent.com/95853/china-says-us-culpable-in-japan-island-dispute/

18 JANUARY 2013

Dangerous shoals

The risks of a clash between China and Japan are rising—and the consequences could be calamitous http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21569740-risks-clash-between-china-and-japan-are-risingand-consequences-could-be?fsrc=nlw%7Chig%7C1-17-2013%7C4637731%7C37445794%7C&goback=%2Egde_108552_member_205694894  http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21569757-armed-clashes-over-trivial-specks-east-china-sea-loom-closer-drums-war

12 JANUARY 2013

Tensions over the Senkaku/Diaoyu feed the winds of war between Tokyo and Beijing

China scrambles two fighter planes to the disputed islands, complaining that Japanese planes disturbed its normal patrols. For Japanese prime minister, sovereignty over the atolls is not negotiable. Military expert says the East China Sea is becoming a potential source of crisis; “it’s possible that the two countries could exchange fire”.

11 JANUARY 2013

New Japan PM: China’s island dispute moves ‘wrong’

Reaffirming his hawkish stance on China, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that Japan will not negotiate with Beijing over a contested cluster of uninhabited islands and that China was “wrong” for allowing violent protests over the territorial dispute. http://asiancorrespondent.com/95259/new-japan-pm-chinas-island-dispute-moves-wrong/

9 JANUARY 2013

ASEAN seeks talks with Beijing to settle South China Sea disputes

This is the aim of the organisation’s new secretary general, Vietnam’s Le Luong Minh, who wants a new round of discussions to reach a global code of conduct. Rules on navigation and borders are not only a regional issue, but something vital for everyone        http://www.asianews.it/news-en/ASEAN-seeks-talks-with-Beijing-to-settle-South-China-Sea-disputes-26816.html

31 DECEMBER 2012

Chinese fishing boat ‘detained in Japan’

Japan’s coastguard has detained a Chinese fishing boat within Japanese waters, China’s Xinhua news agency said, citing the Chinese consulate general in Fukuoka, a city in southwestern Japan.                                                                                                                  http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/12/20121231443436671.html                                                              http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20873208

Three China ships in waters around disputed islands: Japan

Three Chinese government ships on Monday 31 entered territorial waters around East China Sea islands at the centre of a dispute with Tokyo, Japan’s coastguard said.                                                                               http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1245302/1/.html

21 DECEMBER 2012

Bill confirms U.S. backing on Senkakus / ‘Security treaty applies to isles’ in Okinawa

The U.S. Congress has approved a defense policy bill for fiscal 2013, which reconfirms the Senkaku Islands are subject to Article 5 of the Japan-U.S. security treaty obliging the United States to defend Japan in case of hostilities.
http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T121222003037.htm

21 DECEMBER 2012

China’s other territorial dispute: Baekdu Mountain

With disputes brewing in the East and South China Seas, there is another piece of contested territory in Asia that could pose some serious problems…
http://thediplomat.com/2012/12/21/baekdu-mountain-chinas-other-territorial-dispute/

14 DECEMBER 2012

China submits East China Sea islands claim to UN

China has submitted to the UN a detailed explanation of its claims to a disputed area of the East China Sea.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20730880
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Beijing-report-to-UN:-the-Senkaku-/-Diaoyu-are-Chinese-26637.html

13 DECEMBER 2012

Japan accuses China of airspace violation in island row

Japan has lodged a formal protest with China after a Chinese plane reportedly flew close to islands claimed by both countries. http://www.euronews.com/2012/12/13/japan-accuses-china-of-airspace-violation-in-islands-row/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20707760
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/world/asia/japan-china-disputed-islands/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

6 DECEMBER 2012

China warns India on oil exploration

China has warned India to stop oil exploration in the South China Sea after New Delhi’s Navy chief said he was prepared to send ships there to protect its interests.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/9726916/China-warns-India-on-oil-exploration.html

Beijing Rebukes Hanoi on Oil

China on Thursday warned Vietnam to end exploration of oil and gas deposits in disputed areas of the South China Sea and to stop harassing its fishing boats, as tensions escalate between the two nations over the maritime row
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/rebuke-12062012155801.html

3 DECEMBER 2012

Indian navy prepared to deploy to South China Sea to protect oil interests

The Indian navy is prepared to deploy vessels to the South China Sea to protect India’s oil interests there, the navy chief said on Monday amid growing international fears over the potential for naval clashes in the disputed region. http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20121203-387407.html

2 DECEMBER 2012

The India–China border dispute: re-thinking the past to claim the future

New Delhi’s special representative to the Sino–Indian boundary negotiations, Shiv Shankar Menon, is due to arrive in the Chinese capital in early December.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/12/02/the-india-china-border-dispute-re-thinking-the-past-to-claim-the-future/

30 NOVEMBER 2012

Philippines criticises ‘dictatorial’ China

The Philippines has accused China of being « dictatorial » over plans to keep ships stationed in the disputed Scarborough Shoal area of the South China Sea
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/philippines/9714430/Philippines-criticises-dictatorial-China.html

29 NOVEMBER 2012

New Chinese Law Allows for Search, Expulsion of Foreign Ships

China will soon allow border police to board and search foreign ships that enter what Beijing considers its territorial waters in the disputed South China Se
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-border-partols-to-search-expel-illegal-foreign-ships/1555049.html

Philippines will not stamp new Chinese passport

The Philippines has become the latest country to say it will not stamp visas in a new Chinese passport because it includes a map of the South China Sea that Manila says shows its territory
http://asiancorrespondent.com/92683/philippines-will-not-stamp-new-chinese-passport/ http://www.voanews.com/content/philippines-vietnam-refuse-to-stamps-new-chinese-passport/1554884.html

26 NOVEMBER 2012

« Imperialist » map in China’s new passport angers Hanoi and Delhi

In its new travel papers, Beijing incorporates big swathes of the South China Sea and the Himalaya, not to mention Taiwan. In response, India is issuing Chinese citizens with visas embossed with New Delhi’s own maps. Vietnam is issuing visas on separate documents. Growing tensions could further escalate, analysts and experts warn. http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Imperialist-map-in-China’s-new-passport-angers-Hanoi-and-Delhi-26458.html

22 NOVEMBER 2012

Philippines Protests Depiction of Disputed Islands on New Chinese Passports

The Philippines is protesting China’s depiction of its claims over the entire South China Sea in an image of a map printed on new Chinese passports
http://www.voanews.com/content/philippines-protests-depiction-of-disputed-islands-on-new-chinese-passports/1550883. html http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/11/201211229560658870.html

20 NOVEMBER 2012

No Asean unity in sea row with China

Leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) decided on Sunday to ask China to start formal talks “as soon as possible” on crafting a legally binding code of conduct in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) aimed at preventing violence over disputed territories
http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=39081&sec=1
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Asean-Summit,-no-agreement-between-the-U.S.-and-Cina-regarding-the-South-China-Sea-26402.html

6 NOVEMBER 2012

A way ahead in the South China Sea

A great deal of unrealistic hope has been invested in the notion that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will form a bulwark against China’s expansion into Southeast Asian waters. It has been thought that braced by China’s claim of « indisputable sovereignty » over « relevant waters » that apparently reach nearly to Singapore, ASEAN states would articulate a common interest and draw a line that non-regional powers such as Japan, Australia, India and in particular the United States could support. However, ASEAN operates on the principles of consensus and non-confrontational bargaining, in this instance a fatal flaw. Four of its 10 members – Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand – have consistently given priority to preserving cozy bilateral relations
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NK07Ad02.html

5 NOVEMBER 2012

Philippines pushes sea row at Asia-Europe summit

The Philippines on Monday pushed its call for an international solution to overlapping claims in the South China Sea at an Asia-Europe summit, saying vital global shipping lanes were at stake.
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20121105-381607.html

3 NOVEMBER 2012

The Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute: can China and Japan trust one another?

China and Japan’s dispute over sovereignty of the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands is getting more and more complicated. http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/11/03/the-senkakudiaoyu-dispute-can-china-and-japan-trust-one-another/

29 OCTOBER 2012

The real reason China-Japan are locked in a territory dispute

As China and Japan spar over control of a group of tiny islets in the sea between them, the deeper issue is really the question of which of Asia’s two biggest economies will gain control first of the valuable oil and natural gas located there.
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2012/1029/The-real-reason-China-Japan-are-locked-in-a-territory-dispute

23 OCTOBER 2012

Chinese Strategic Miscalculations in the South China Sea

How China handles its territorial disputes in the South China Sea, writes Hoang Anh Tuan, will determine whether it will ascend to superpower status or not. Its handling of sovereignty disputes with some of its neighbors, however, has already weakened its standing in the Far East and beyond.
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/isn/Security-Watch/Articles/Detail/?ots591=4888caa0-b3db-1461-98b9-e20e7b9c13d4&lng=en&id=153883

3 OCTOBER 2012

Ambassador: Diaoyu Islands are Chinese

British newspaper The Daily Telegraph’s website on Wednesday published an article written by the Chinese ambassador to Britain that states the « purchase » of the Diaoyu Islands by the Japanese government is invalid, and nothing can change the fact the islands are the territory of China.
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-10/05/content_15796985.htm

Chinese ships enter disputed waters: Japan

Chinese government ships entered territorial waters off disputed Tokyo-controlled islands for the second straight day Wednesday, Japanese coastguards said
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20121003-375346.html

29 SEPTEMBER 2012

China escalates row with Japan over disputed islands

China has broadcast footage on state television showing its armed forces conducting military exercises with real weapons above a small island. It is not clear when the video was made, but it has further aggravated the dispute between China and Japan over a small group of islands that are claimed by both countries.
http://www.euronews.com/2012/09/29/china-escalates-row-with-japan-over-disputed-islands/

27 SEPTEMBER 2012

China accuses Japan of stealing islands

China has taken a bitter territorial dispute with Japan to the UN General Assembly, with Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi accusing Tokyo of stealing disputed islands.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/09/20129283645792866.html

Japan vows no compromise on islands row

Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has insisted that there could be no compromise with China on the ownership of a disputed island chain and denounced attacks on Japanese interests. http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120927004054.htm
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/09/201292722139105715.html

22 SEPTEMBER 2012

China Mends Fences in Sea Dispute

Following much prodding and diplomacy, China appears to be showing some flexibility in its approach towards drawing up a code of conduct with the Southeast Asian nations aimed at avoiding clashes over competing territorial claims in the vast sea, diplomats in the region told RFA
http://www.rfa.org/english/east-asia-beat/sea-09222012101905.html

20 SEPTEMBER 2012

Dangerous Rocks: Can both sides back off peacefully?

The territorial dispute between Japan and China over the rocky outcrops, known as the Senkakus in Japan and Diaoyu in China, has escalated beyond expectations as both governments have upped the ante and domestic politics constrains room for maneuver.
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/20/opinion/china-japan-dispute-kingston/index.html?hpt=ias_r1

19 SEPTEMBER 2012

The Inconvenient Truth Behind the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands

A interesting Taiwanese point of view based on historic texts
http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/19/the-inconvenient-truth-behind-the-diaoyusenkaku-islands/

China’s « U-shaped Line » in the South China Sea

China’s claims to the disputed islands in the South China Sea and their inclusion on a map that depicts a U-shaped line that comes perilously close to the coastal waters of the countries that abut the sea, have given rise to concern and debate about the line’s meaning. At stake are billions of dollars in fishing and mineral rights that all of the parties to the debate each claim as their own
http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4833&Itemid=188

16 SEPTEMBER 2012

China to submit claims of continental shelf to UN

Beijing announced on Sunday it will submit a partial submission concerning the outer limits of the continental shelf to the United Nations in its latest move to defend its maritime sovereignty
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-09/17/content_15761207.htm

Anti-Japan outcry escalates in China

There have been more ugly scenes outside the Japanese embassy in Beijing, where Chinese demonstrators have been protesting over a group of disputed islands for a second day running
http://www.euronews.com/2012/09/16/anti-japan-demos-in-china-gain-momentum/ http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/
http://www.france24.com/en/20120916-anti-japan-outcry-escalates-east-china-sea-islands-protests-embassies-beijing

15 SEPTEMBER 2012

Anti-Japan protests hit China cities amid island row

Angry protesters have staged sometimes violent anti-Japanese demonstrations in cities across China, amid escalating tensions over disputed islands in the East China Se
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-19609945 http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49044938/ns/world_news-asia_pacific/

14 SEPTEMBER 2012

Defying Japan, China sends ships to disputed islands

Six Chinese ships entered waters surrounding a disputed island chain claimed by both China and Japan on Friday amid deteriorating relations between the two regional powers, prompting Japan to summon its Chinese ambassador in protes
http://www.france24.com/en/20120914-china-defies-japan-sending-ships-disputed-islands-diaoyu-senkaku http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/09/201291445921803663.html http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49027621/ns/world_news-asia_pacific/

12 SEPTEMBER 2012

History proves Diaoyu islands are China’s territory

A Chinese point of view
http://gbtimes.com/news/history-proves-diaoyu-islands-are-chinas-territory

11 SEPTEMBER 2012

Japan buys islands at center of row with China

The Japanese government has bought three uninhabitated islands at the heart of a territorial dispute with China, officials said on Tuesday, furthering heightening tensions between Asia’s two economic giants http://www.euronews.com/2012/09/11/japan-buys-islands-at-centre-of-row-with-china/ http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2012-09/11/content_15748704.htm
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Beijing-sends-patrol-ships-to-Diaoyu/Senkaku-25786.html

3 SEPTEMBER 2012

Clinton calls for ASEAN unity on S China Sea

Hillary Clinton has asked Southeast Asian states to present a united front to the Chinese in dealing with territorial disputes in the South China Sea
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/09/201293153550538791.html http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=35917&sec=1

1 SEPTEMBER 2012

Vietnam slams China’s island oil bid call

Viet Nam protests against China’s plan to invite international bidding for oil block 65/12, about 3 nautical miles off Cay (Tree) Island of Viet Nam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) Archipelago, said Foreign Ministry Spokesman Luong Thanh Nghi
http://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/229586/vn-slams-chinas-island-oil-bid-call.html

30 AUGUST 2012

What’s behind the China – Japan island dispute?

The dispute over the Senkaku Islands, five islets and three rocky outcroppings, revolves around who got there first. China calls them the Diaoyu Islands and dates its authority there to the 14th century. Japan annexed them in 1895 after finding them uninhabited. Here’s a basic breakdown of the dispute.
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2012/0830/What-s-behind-the-China-Japan-island-dispute

26 AUGUST 2012

Territorial row sparks protests in China

Chinese protesters took to the streets on Sunday 26, to reassert their country’s claim to a disputed group of islands
http://www.euronews.com/2012/08/26/anti-japan-protest-in-china-disputed-set-of-islands/

19 AUGUST 2012

Chinese Take to Streets as Japan Dispute Escalates

Anti-Japanese protests spread across China over the weekend, and the landing of Japanese activists on a disputed island on Sunday sharply intensified tensions between the two countries. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/20/world/asia/japanese-activists-display-flag-on-disputed-island.html?_r=1&ref=asia
http://www.euronews.com/2012/08/19/japan-china-tension-over-islands/

18 AUGUST 2012

Japan boats head for disputed islands as China protests

Japanese politicians have set sail for a group of disputed islands, in the teeth of protests by China which claims them for its own http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-1930393 1http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/08/201281885821962701.html

15 AUGUST 2012

Japan arrests Hong Kong activists in islands row

Japanese police have arrested five Hong Kong activists who landed on disputed islands, reports say. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-19264633 http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1220325/1/.html

27 JULY 2012

Japan may send troops to disputed islands

Japan’s defence minister on Friday warned Tokyo could send troops to a chain of East China Sea islands at the centre of a territorial row with China if the simmering dispute escalated
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1216103/1/.html

26 JULY 2012

Chinese fishing fleet closes in on Pag-asa Island

A fleet of 20 Chinese fishing vessels believed to be escorted by at least two naval frigates of the People’s Liberation Army has been deployed around Pag-asa Island in a move likely to escalate tensions over disputed territories in the Spratly archipelago between the Philippines and China.
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/45499/china-fishing-boats-warships-drop-anchor-off-pag-asa

24 JULY 2012

China declares new city to assert control over South China Sea

China founded a new city on Tuesday more than 200 miles from the mainland, in a bid to cement control over 800,000 squares miles of the South China Sea. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9423098/China-declares-new-city-to-assert-control-over-South-China-Sea.html
http://www.euronews.com/2012/07/24/china-establishes-city-on-disputed-island/

Vietnam, Philippines slam China garrison plan

Vietnam and the Philippines  lashe out at China’s moves to establish a military garrison in the South China Sea, amid escalating tensions in the disputed waters.
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120724-361102.html http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/07/2012724135524275516.html

18 JULY 2012

Indonesia steps in to mediate South China sea dispute

Appealing for calm over the South China Sea disputes, Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has dispatched his foreign minister to several Asean capitals to search for a consensus on the way forward to deal with the issue, particularly with China
http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=33587&sec=1

17 JULY 2012

Japan tests China’s eastern flank

As tensions continue to swirl in the South China Sea, pressure is also building on China’s eastern flank. The recent escalation of a long-standing dispute between China and Japan over a group of islands highlights significant regional and global changes in the balance of power. Waves from the stormy waters between China and Japan are being felt throughout the world.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NG18Ad01.html

11 JULY 2012

Japan summons China’s ambassador over islands dispute

Cheng Yonghua, the Chinese ambassador to Japan, was summoned to the foreign ministry in Tokyo on Wednesday and informed by Kenichiro Sasae, the vice foreign minister, that the violation of Japanese territorial waters is « extremely serious » and « unacceptable. » http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/9391842/Japan-summons-Chinas-ambassador-over-islands-dispute.html
http://www.euronews.com/2012/07/11/japan-china-islands-row-overshadows-asean-talks/

26 JUNE 2012

Representation lodged to Tokyo over islands

Beijing has lodged a solemn representation to Tokyo over local Japanese lawmakers’ activities in the waters off the Diaoyu Islands, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday 26.
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-06/27/content_15524487.htm

21 JUNE 2012

China says Vietnam claim to islands ‘null and void’

China on Thursday 21 « vehemently opposed » a new Vietnamese law asserting sovereignty over islands in disputed waters, the latest escalation in tensions over the resource-rich South China Sea.
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120621-354493.html

19 JUNE 2012

China ships stay in Panatag Shoal

China has no immediate plans of pulling out its vessels at Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), the Chinese Embassy said Monday 18. http://globalnation.inquirer.net/40487/china-not-pulling-out-7-vessels-around-scarborough-shoal

18 JUNE 2012

Beijing and Manila Ease Tensions in South China Sea

Chinese fishing boats near the disputed Scarborough Shoal off the Philippine coast were heading back to port Monday after Philippine vessels withdrew from the same area in a short-term easing of tensions in the South China Sea, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/19/world/asia/beijing-and-manila-ease-tensions-in-south-china-sea.html?_r=1&ref=asia

14 JUNE 2012

Scarborough Shoal: It’s PH map vs China map

Old maps, which some government officials believe may hold the key to the Philippines’ claim to Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), were the created by foreign missionaries and colonial explorers, making them “personal and unofficial,” according to a report posted on the website of the Chinese Embassy in Makati City.
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/40007/scarborough-shoal-it%E2%80%99s-ph-map-vs-china-map

24 MAY 2012

Philippines accuses China of flaring tensions further

The Philippines yesterday accused China of flaring tensions anew by sending more government and fishing vessels to Scarborough (Panatag) Shoal despite ongoing talks to resolve the two-month-old standoff. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesperson Raul Hernandez said the number of Chinese vessels at Scarborough Shoal increased to 92 from 77 on Tuesday 22
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/37711/92-china-ships-now-in-panatag-shoal-tensions-up

11 MAY 2012

Filipinos protest at China embassy over ‘bullying’

Hundreds of Filipinos demonstrated outside the Chinese embassy in the Philippines on Friday over an escalating territorial row, with the protesters denouncing China’s rulers as arrogant bullies http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/11/world/asia/philippines-china-dispute/index.html?hpt=ias_c2 http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120511-345343.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18030805

28 APRIL 2012

Peace lies beyond the South China Sea horizon

The ongoing standoff between China and the Philippines over the Scarborough Shoal (Huangyan Island in Chinese) is again focusing the international spotlight on the long-standing territorial disputes between China and a number of claimant states in the South China Sea
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/ND28Ad01.html

23 APRIL 2012

Scarborough belongs to PH, old maps show

Old maps dating back to Spanish colonial times may hold the key to the claim of the Philippines to Scarborough Shoal
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/34369/scarborough-belongs-to-ph-old-maps-show

19 APRIL 2012

China rejects Philippines’ attempt to internationalise shoal dispute

China rejected a request by the Philippines yesterday 18 to take a maritime dispute to an international court, as Beijing sent a major ship to beef up patrols in the South China Sea.
http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=29742&sec=1

17 APRIL 2012

China to Philippines: Quit Scarborough Shoal

China has asked all Philippine vessels to leave immediately Panatag Shoal and sent a second aircraft buzzing over the area to scare away Filipino fishermen, officials said Tuesday 17
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/33497/china-to-philippines-quit-scarborough-shoal http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120418-340640.html

Great game in the South China Sea

On April 5, Russian energy giant Gazprom plunged into the maritime dispute between Vietnam and China with the announcement it would help state-owned PetroVietnam develop a lucrative off-shore energy field. By taking a major stake in the 5.2 and 5.3 blocks located in the Nam Con Son basin, Gazprom brings both exploration know-how and Russian political clout to the deal
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/ND17Ae01.html

13 APRIL 2012

Will the South China Sea Lead to War?

Russia’s South China Sea Exploration complicates matters even more
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4417&Itemid=188

Hidden depths in South China Sea tensions

Disputes over the South China Sea must be conducted and solved peacefully. This sentence summarizes most statements released by government officials after bilateral or multilateral meetings on the issue, but also highlights the absence of a real political will and the continuing unpredictability and instability in the region
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/ND13Ae03.html

11 APRIL 2012

Philippine navy in standoff with China ships

The Philippines has summoned China’s ambassador in Manila after two Chinese ships blocked a Philippine Navy vessel from arresting Chinese fishermen in the South China Sea.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/04/201241112736382783.html http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=29560&sec=1

21 MARCH 2012

Beijing to boost surveillance in East and South China Seas

Behind the banner of protecting « territorial sovereignty », a battle is underway for control of natural resources. The Chinese Navy intercepts a Japanese ship, seizes two Vietnamese fishing trawlers off the Paracel Islands. A ransom is asked for the release of their release
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Beijing-to-boost-surveillance-in-East-and-South-China-Seas-24298.html

17 MARCH 2012

China defends surveillance near Diaoyu Islands

China’s Foreign Ministry on Friday defended recent maritime surveillance activities, describing the activities of patrol boats located near the Diaoyu Islands as « lawful, » following Japan’s accusation that China’s patrol vessel « briefly crossed into its waters. »
http://www.globaltimes.cn/NEWS/tabid/99/ID/700705/China-defends-surveillance-near-Diaoyu-Islands.aspx

29 FEBRUARY 2012

Philippines to defy China and expand oil search

The Philippines said Wednesday it would push ahead with plans to expand oil and gas exploration in waters also claimed by China, as it brushed off a fresh Chinese warning
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120229-330899.html

21 JANUARY 2012

China, Vietnam drift in South China Sea

In the wake of a major maritime ruckus last spring, hopes of a deal between China and Vietnam are rising in the South China Sea
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/NA21Ae02.html

8 JANUARY 2012

China accused by Philippines of Spratlys intrusion

The Philippines has accused China of intruding into its waters around the disputed Spratly islands after three ships were spotted in December
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16459425

18 NOVEMBER 2011

China cautions ‘outside forces’ on sea issue

China cautions ‘outside forces’ on sea issue. Wen, who spoke on Friday at the Association of Southeast Asian
Nations (ASEAN) summit on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, gave a veiled warning to the US and others not
to interfere in the sensitive issue.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2011/11/2011111873957589100.html

10 NOVEMBER 2011

Philippines roils South China Sea

Tensions are rising again as China and the Philippines bump boats and trade diplomatic barbs over the contested Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. Adding fuel to the fire were recent « war games » staged by 3,000 American and Filipino marines near the hotly disputed maritime territory. The latest row was sparked by alleged intrusions into each other’s claimed area in the potentially oil-and-gas rich chain of islands, where more than 50% of the world’s merchant fleet tonnage passes each year. It also comes ahead of a crucial East Asian Summit meeting later this month in Bali, Indonesia where world leaders will be in attendance and the issue on the agenda
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/MK10Ae01.html

17 OCTOBER 2011

Nations vow to talk on South China Sea

China and Vietnam pledged to ensure peace and stability in the South China Sea, and keep calm and restrained rather than take any action that will complicate and expand disputes, according to a joint statement issued on Saturday as Communist Party of Vietnam General Secretary
Nguyen Phu Trong concluded his China visit.
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-10/17/content_13910064.htm

16 OCTOBER 2011

‘China must prevent reckless Indian ambition in S China Sea’

Beijing appears to be upset with the oil and gas exploration deal struck by India and Vietnam in the resource-rich South China Sea with a leading state-run newspaper warning that it was a “reckless attempt to confront China. “Just one day after signing an agreement on ground rules to resolve maritime disputes in Beijing, Hanoi reached an agreement with New Delhi for joint exploration. It is hard to tell if this shows a double-dealing mentality from Hanoi,” Global Times said in a stinging editorial on the just-concluded Indo-Vietnamese pact on oil and gas exploration in the South China Sea
http://www.thestatesman.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=386673&catid=35

11 OCTOBER 2011

China and Vietnam sign deal on South China Sea dispute

The deal outlines a series of measures, including a hotline to deal with emergencies and a provision for authorities from both countries to meet twice a year.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15273007

1 SEPTEMBER 2011

China warns off Indian ship in South China Sea

India Thursday called for principles of international aw to be respected after an Indian warship sailing near Vietnam was told by China to change course – orders it ignored.
http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=21307&sec=1

3 AUGUST 2011

Choppy waters ahead in South China Sea

The Philippines Wednesday (August 3) dismissed a tough Chinese warning, insisting it would go ahead with plans to explore for oil in the disputed waters.
http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=20419&sec=1
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/35983/philippines-china-word-war-worsens

19 JULY 2011

South China Sea dispute

Rival countries have squabbled over territory in the South China Sea for centuries – but a recent upsurge in tension has sparked concern that the area is becoming a flashpoint with global consequences.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13748349

7 JULY 2011

Sino-Filipino meeting over South China Sea fails

China’s foreign minister fails to find common ground with the Philippines’ secretary of state who is visiting China. Their discussions centred on the Spratly and Paracel Islands. A huge anti-Chinese demonstration is planned for tomorrow in Manila and the main cities of the United States, Canada and Australia
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Sino-Filipino-meeting-over-South-China-Sea-fails-22041.html

26 JUNE 2011

Vietnam and China Pledge to Peacefully Resolve Maritime Dispute
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/Vietnam-and-China-Pledge-to-Peacefully-Resolve-Maritime-Dispute-124559609.html

20 JUNE 2011

Singapore urges China to clarify South China Seas claim

Singapore has called on China to clarify its claims in the South China Sea following recent confrontations with Vietnam and the Philippines.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13838462

15 JUNE 2011

China’s Ominous South China Sea Claims

The confrontation between China and Vietnam is a confrontation over ownership of the whole body of water
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3252&Itemid=367

Vietnam to continue maritime oil exploration despite China dispute

State-owned oil company Petrovietnam (PVN) said it would continue oil exploration in the South China Sea as planned, state media reported Wednesday (June 15), despite simmering tensions with China.
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1645595.php/Vietnam-to-continue-maritime-oil-exploration-despite-China-dispute

13 JUNE 2011

Vietnam in live-fire drill amid South China Sea row

Vietnam is holding live-fire drills in the South China Sea amid high tensions with China over disputed waters.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13745587
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/06/20116136130595842.html
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/South-China-Sea:-Beijing-slams-Vietnamese-naval-drill-21817.html

 12 JUNE 2011

Spratlys row a test of Philippine president’s mettle

The celebration on Sunday (June 12) of the 113th anniversary of Philippine independence was resonant with the theme of national sovereignty, but it was drowned out by messages concerning the territorial conflict over disputed islands in the South China Sea, including those claimed
by the Philippines.
http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=19387&sec=1

10 JUNE 2011

China’s Territorial Disputes with India
http://www.2point6billion.com/news/2011/06/10/chinas-territorial-disputes-with-india-9450.html

8 JUNE 2011

Sea dispute a real test for China

A Chinese point of view:
http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=19322&sec=3

6 JUNE 2011

The battle for the South China Sea

Who owns the world’s busiest shipping lane and what lies below the surface that is causing growing tensions?http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/countingthecost/2011/06/20116373125702906.html

5 JUNE 2011

China pledges peaceful solution to South China Sea conflict

China pledges a peaceful solution of territorial disputes in the South China Sea after the long-running conflict escalated in recent weeks with allegations of aggressive activity by Chinese vessels.
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1643563.php/China-pledges-peaceful-solution-to-South-China-Sea-conflict
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1643590.php/Hundreds-of-Vietnamese-protest-against-China-in-sea-dispute
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/21c9e72a-8f9b-11e0-954d-00144feab49a.html#axzz1OQjGID1o

21 APRIL 2011

Philippines ‘invaded’ Spratlys in 1970s, China tells UN

China countered a Philippine diplomatic protest at the United Nations by saying it has indisputable sovereignty over the Spratly islands that the Southeast Asian country “started to invade” in the 1970s.
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view/20110421-332362/PH-invaded-Spratlys-in-1970s-China-tells-UN
http://www.inquirer.net/specialfeatures/spratlys/view.php?db=1&article=20110416-331407
http://www.inquirer.net/specialfeatures/spratlys/view.php?db=1&article=20110415-331204

11 OCTOBER 2011

China’s South China Sea Claim

Bilateral or multilateral? Internationalisation or de-internationalisation?

For months, concern has been growing over China’s aggressiveness in claiming a major portion of the South China Sea as its own lake, most recently through the deployment of a flotilla of some of its most modern warships into the Spratly archipelago on a three-week military exercise.
http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2750&Itemid=171

2 JUNE 2011

Abide by UN pact, China told

In the face of Beijing’s recalcitrant rejection of Philippine protests over its alleged illegal incursions into the country’s territorial waters, officials on Thursday called on China and other claimants to the Spratly island group to abide by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos).
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/11616/abide-by-un-pact-china-told

29 MAY 2011

Vietnam protests to China over damage to seismic  survey ship

Vietnam protests to China over damage allegedly caused  to a Vietnam seismic survey ship by Chinese patrol vessels.
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1642220.php/Vietnam-protests-to-China-over-damage-to-seismic-survey-ship
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/4d3badc0-8867-11e0-a1c3-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1NgPfJYxy

28 MAY 2011

New clash in South China Sea

Vietnam has accused China of escalating the long-running dispute over control of the South China Sea after three Chinese patrol boats confronted and damaged an oil exploration ship operated by PetroVietnam, the state-owned oil and gas company.
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/4d3badc0-8867-11e0-a1c3-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1NgPfJYxy

China reprimands Vietnam over offshore oil exploration

China  criticized Vietnam on Saturday for its offshore exploration of oil and gas in  the contested South China Sea after Hanoi complained that three Chinese patrol  boats had challenged a Vietnamese ship.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43204278/

6 NOVEMBRE 2010

Protests in Tokyo follow appearance of video  showing Chinese boat’s collision with coastguard vessels on September 7

http://english.aljazeera.net/video/asia-pacific/2010/11/201011619519809945.html

Here is one of the videos

11 OCTOBER 2010

China’s South China Sea Claim

Bilateral or multilateral? Internationalisation or  de-internationalisation?

For months, concern has been growing over China’s  aggressiveness in claiming a major portion of the South China Sea as its own
lake, most recently through the deployment of a flotilla of some of its most  modern warships into the Spratly archipelago on a three-week military exercise.
http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2750&Itemid=171

8 DECEMBER 2009

Calculated ambiguity in the South  China Sea

Where China claims to many places in the South China Sea, such as the Nansha, Xisha and Zongsha islands, other claimants – including Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines – have  competing claims to island groups and individual islands. They are referred to variously  as the Spratly
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/KL08Ae01.html

12 MAY 2009

China asserts sea border claims on South China  Sea

A UN commission hoping to agree new maritime  boundaries looks set to pit China against some of its neighbours.  China claims that a series of island chains  in the South China Sea are part of its sovereign territory – but so do several  other countries

(see map below)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8047206.stm

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 6 October in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 6 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 6, 2017

23: Rebels kill and decapitate the Xin Dynasty emperor Wang Mang two days after the capital Chang’an is sacked during a peasant rebellion.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%BClin
http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/people_n2/ppersons2_n2/wangmang.html

1762: End of The Battle of Manila during the Seven Years’ War (known as the French and Indian War in the United States), between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Spain in and around Manila, the capital of the Philippines, a Spanish colony at that time

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Manila_(1762)

1879: During the Second Afghan War, battle of Charasiab
http://britishbattles.com/second-afghan-war/charasiab.htm
http://maiwandday.blogspot.fr/2015/01/the-british-army-at-charasiab-october.html

1879-10-06-battle-of-chariasad

1928: War-torn China is reunited under the Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-Shek who takes the title of Generalissimo (Chairman of the National Military Council) of the Nationalist Government of the Republic of China (ROC)

1937: The League of Nations condemns the Japanese aggression against China

1939: End of the Battle of Changsha, which started on September 17, the first attempt by Japan to take the city of Changsha, China, during the second Sino-Japanese War
http://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Battle%20of%20Changsha%20(1939)&item_type=topic&sr=50

1939-10-06-end-of-battle-of-changsha

1942: The October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal begins as United States Marine Corps forces attack Imperial Japanese Army units along the Matanikau River.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actions_along_the_Matanikau

1949: Iva Toguri D’Aquino is sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $10,000 for war crimes. The conviction was for being Japanese wartime broadcaster « Tokyo Rose. »
http://womenshistory.about.com/library/bio/blbio_toguri_iva.htm

1950: Battle of Markham Gartok, during the invasion of the Tibet by China

1951: Malayan Races Liberation Army (MRLA) ambushes and kills British High Commissioner Sir Henry Gurney
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Gurney

1970: South Vietnamese forces withdraw from Cambodia after a three-month operation
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-forces-withdraw-from-cambodia

1976: Massacre of students gathering at Thammasat University in Bangkok, to protest the return of ex-dictator Thanom by a coalition of right-wing paramilitary and government forces, triggering the return of the military to government. The 1974 constitution is abolished
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6_October_1976_Massacre                                                                     http://www.zenjournalist.org/2013/03/11/confidential-british-cable-on-the-october-1976-thammasat-massacre-and-coup/?goback=%2Egde_2343547_member_221516588

1976-10-06

 

2012: New People’s Army regional chief Benjamin Mendoza and three other suspected insurgents are arrested outside their hideout in suburban Quezon City
http://asiancorrespondent.com/90420/communist-rebel-leader-captured-in-philippines/

2013: China cautions the United States, Australia and Japan not to use their alliance as an excuse to intervene in territorial disputes in the East China Sea and South China Sea, and urges them to refrain from inflaming regional tensions
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-warns-us-japan-australia-not-gang-sea-disputes

On 6 October in South Asian history

ON 6 OCTOBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 6, 2017

1661: Death of guru Har Rai, seventh Sikh guru, born on January 16, 1630
http://www.sikhs.org/guru7.htm

1879: During the Second Afghan War, battle of Charasiab
http://britishbattles.com/second-afghan-war/charasiab.htm
http://maiwandday.blogspot.fr/2015/01/the-british-army-at-charasiab-october.html

1879-10-06-battle-of-chariasad

1893: Birth of Meghnad Saha, Indian astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic who died on February 16, 1956
http://scientistsinformation.blogspot.fr/2010/01/meghnad-saha-1893-1956.html
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/meghnad-saha.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/6th-october-1893-meghnad-saha-indian-astrophysicist-is-born

1946: Birth of Vinod Khanna, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinod_Khanna

1950: Battle of Markham Gartok, during the invasion of the Tibet by China

1955: Ghulam Mohammad, the governor-general of Pakistan is replaced by Iskander Mirza
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P012
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P015

1982: Birth of Meiyang Chаng, Indian actor, singer, anchor and dancer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meiyang_Ch%D0%B0ng

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTpwk8koqCc

1983: In India, after serious attack by Sikh nationalists against police and Hindu people, the state of Punjab is put under direct control of the central government

1993: In Pakistan’s elections, Benazir Bhutto, the leader of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), captures the most seats in the nation’s Parliament, thus she will be Prime Minister for the second time (her first tenure was from 1988-1990)
http://www.dawn.com/news/802238/an-overview-of-1993-general-elections-a-pile-of-dirty-linen
http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/2241_93.htm

 

On 6 October in Southeast Asian history

1976-10-06

ON 6 OCTOBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 6, 2017

1762: End of The Battle of Manila during the Seven Years’ War (known as the French and Indian War in the United States), between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Spain in and around Manila, the capital of the Philippines, a Spanish colony at that time
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Manila_(1762)

1883: Death of Dục Đức, Vietnamese emperor during 3 days, born in 1852
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%E1%BB%A5c_%C4%90%E1%BB%A9c

1896: Filipino nationalist Jose Rizal is arrested en route to Cuba via Spain and imprisoned in Barcelona before to be send to Manila
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1296/today-in-philippine-history-october-6-1896-rizal-was-taken-from-montjuich-castle-to-a-ship-to-sail-back-to-manila

1918: Birth of Goh Keng Swee, the « economic architect » of Singapore who died on May 14, 2010
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_662_2005-01-11.html
http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Singapore/Story/A1Story20100517-216700.html

goh-keng-swee

1935: Birth of Charito Solis, Filipino actress, who died on January 9, 1998
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charito_Solis
http://www.kabayancentral.com/video/lvn/cplvnnb.html

1951: Malayan Races Liberation Army (MRLA) ambushes and kills British High Commissioner Sir Henry Gurney
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Gurney

1970: South Vietnamese forces withdraw from Cambodia after a three-month operation
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-forces-withdraw-from-cambodia

1976: Massacre of students gathering at Thammasat University in Bangkok, to protest the return of ex-dictator Thanom by a coalition of right-wing paramilitary and government forces, triggering the return of the military to government. The 1974 constitution is abolished
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6_October_1976_Massacre                                                                     http://www.zenjournalist.org/2013/03/11/confidential-british-cable-on-the-october-1976-thammasat-massacre-and-coup/?goback=%2Egde_2343547_member_221516588

1976-10-06

 

1998 : the Philippine Supreme Court reverses a 1993 lower court decision sentencing former First Lady Imelda Marcos to a maximum 12-year jail term and perpetual disqualification from public office, based on insufficiency of evidence
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1297/today-in-philippine-history-october-6-1998-the-supreme-court-reversed-imelda-marcos-sentence

1999: Former Khmer Rouge leader Ta Mok is arrested. He will die on July 21, 2006
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5128664.stm

2009: Death of W.S. Rendra, Indonesian poet
http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/archive/obituary-farewell-ws-rendra-poet-playwright-and-father-of-indonesian-theater/
http://nanang-publicity.blogspot.fr/2009/08/w-s-rendra-indonesia-famous-poet-died.html

2012: New People’s Army regional chief Benjamin Mendoza and three other suspected insurgents were arrested in the early hours of Saturday outside their hideout in suburban Quezon City
http://asiancorrespondent.com/90420/communist-rebel-leader-captured-in-philippines/

On 6 October in Japan’s history

ON 6 OCTOBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on October 6, 2017

1916: Birth of Chiang Wei-kuo (Wego Chiang) from a Japanese mother, adopted son of Chiang Kai-shek and politician who died on September 22, 1997
http://www.shanghai1937.com/a-chinese-in-the-german-wehrmacht/

1937: The League of Nations condemns the Japanese aggression against China

1939: End of the Battle of Changsha, which started on September 17, the first attempt by Japan to take the city of Changsha, China, during the second Sino-Japanese War
http://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Battle%20of%20Changsha%20(1939)&item_type=topic&sr=50

1939-10-06-end-of-battle-of-changsha

1949: Iva Toguri D’Aquino is sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $10,000 for war crimes. The conviction was for being Japanese wartime broadcaster « Tokyo Rose. »
http://womenshistory.about.com/library/bio/blbio_toguri_iva.htm

Iva Toguri

1988: Birth of Maki Horikita, Japanese model and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maki_Horikita


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9MEYS-i1t4&feature=related

2013: China cautions the United States, Australia and Japan not to use their alliance as an excuse to intervene in territorial disputes in the East China Sea and South China Sea, and urges them to refrain from inflaming regional tensions
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-warns-us-japan-australia-not-gang-sea-disputes

2015: Japanese physicist Takaaki Kajita is named a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics 6 for the discovery of oscillations in atmospheric neutrinos, which indicate that the elusive subatomic particles have mass
http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0002474816
http://www.nobelprize.org/mediaplayer/index.php?id=2565

On 6 October in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

1939-10-06-end-of-battle-of-changsha

ON 6 OCTOBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on October 6, 2017

23: Rebels kill and decapitate the Xin Dynasty emperor Wang Mang two days after the capital Chang’an is sacked during a peasant rebellion.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%BClin
http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/people_n2/ppersons2_n2/wangmang.html

618: Wang Shichong decisively defeats Li Mi at the Battle of Yanshi, during the transition from Sui to Tang civil war
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Shichong
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Mi_(Sui_dynasty)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yanshi

1552: Birth of Matteo Ricci, an Italian missionary who lived in Goa (India) from 1578 to 1583, then in China up to his death in Beijing on May 11, 1610
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matteo_Ricci
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13034a.htm

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mav-rG-z3O4

1916: Birth of Chiang Wei-kuo (Wego Chiang) from a Japanese mother, adopted son of Chiang Kai-shek and politician who died on September 22, 1997
http://www.shanghai1937.com/a-chinese-in-the-german-wehrmacht/

1928: War-torn China is reunited under the Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-Shek who takes the title of Generalissimo (Chairman of the National Military Council) of the Nationalist Government of the Republic of China (ROC)

1937: The League of Nations condemns the Japanese aggression against China

1939: End of the Battle of Changsha, which started on September 17, the first attempt by Japan to take the city of Changsha, China, during the second Sino-Japanese War
http://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Battle%20of%20Changsha%20(1939)

1939-10-06-end-of-battle-of-changsha

1950: In China, a campaign against the counterrevolutionaries is launched

1950: Battle of Markham Gartok, during the Chinese military intervention in Tibet by China

1966: Soviet Union orders all Russian students in China to leave the country

1976: New Premier Hua Guofeng orders the arrest of the Gang of Four and associates and ends the Cultural Revolution in the People’s Republic of China.
http://www.dhahranbritish.com/history/A14_gang4.htm

http://chineseposters.net/themes/gang-of-four.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gang_of_Four


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unuGt6Bq2io

1976: Birth of Barbie Hsu, Taiwanese actress and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbie_Hsu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxNo1Mw6Wso

2000: In Taiwan, Chang Chun-hsiung is appointed prime minister for the first time (up to February 1, 2002)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chang_Chun-Hsiung

2013: China cautions the United States, Australia and Japan not to use their alliance as an excuse to intervene in territorial disputes in the East China Sea and South China Sea, and urges them to refrain from inflaming regional tensions
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-warns-us-japan-australia-not-gang-sea-disputes

2013: Chinese President Xi Jinping says a senior envoy from self-ruled Taiwan that a political solution to a standoff over sovereignty lasting more than six decades cannot be postponed forever, drawing a cool, non-committal response
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china%E2%80%99s-xi-says-political-solution-taiwan-can%E2%80%99t-wait-forever

2015: Around 2,000 protesters at Hong Kong University march to support academic freedom as fears grow that Beijing is interfering in the city’s education system
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/hong-kong-university/2173034.html?cx_tag=similar#cxrecs_s
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/hong-kong-university-protest-over-academic-freedoms