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On 1st April in Asian history

ON 1st APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 1, 2019

325: Crown Prince Jin Chengdi, age 4, succeeds his father Jin Mingdi as emperor of the Eastern Jin Dynasty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Cheng_of_Jin

528: The daughter of Emperor Xiaoming of Northern Wei was made the « Emperor » as a male heir of the late emperor by Empress Dowager Hu but deposed and replaced by Yuan Zhao the next day. She was the first female monarch in the history of China, but not widely recognised
http://www.snipview.com/q/Daughter%20of%20Emperor%20Xiaoming%20of%20Northern%20Wei

1085: Death of Shenzong, the sixth emperor (1067-1085) of the Chinese Song dynasty, born on 25 May 1048
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Shenzong_of_Song_China

1220: Birth of Go-Saga, 88th emperor of Japan (1242-1246) who died on 17th March 1272
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Saga

1637: Death of Niwa Nagashige, Japanese warlord, born on 11 May 1571
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Niwa_Nagashige

1793: In Japan, the volcano Unsen erupts killing about 53,000

1851: King Mongkut acceeds to the Siamese throne, crowned on May 15
https://searchinginhistory.blogspot.fr/2014/12/mongkut-modernizing-king-of-siam.html
http://tudtu.tripod.com/rama4.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHJoQFuBs6o

1856: Birth of Acacio Gabriel Viegas, Indian physician who discovered the bubonic plague and died in 1933
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acacio_Gabriel_Viegas

1867: The Straits Settlement (Singapore, Penang and Malacca) become British Crown colony
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straits_Settlements

1889: Birth of Indian Dr Keshav Baliram Hedgewar, founder of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) who died on June 21, 1940
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K._B._Hedgewar
http://samvada.org/2012/news/remembering-rss-founder-dr-kb-hedgewar-on-his-123th-birthday-on-yugadi/

Keshav Baliram Hedgewar

1901: At the Malacanang Palace, Aguildano who has been captured, swears on oath accepting the authority of the USA over the Philippines
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1051/today-in-philippine-history-april-1-1901-emilio-aguinaldo-volunteered-to-swear-his-allegiance-to-the-united-states

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_VPUKf90Nw&feature=related

1914: Birth Lor Tok, Thai comedian and actor, who died April 29, 2002
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lor_Tok

1920: Birth of Toshiro Mifune, Japanese actor who died on 24 December 1997
http://www.toshiromifune.org/biography/index.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjMi4XD2bL8

1927: Chiang Kai-shek decides to launch the anti-communist « party purge »

1928: Chiang Kai-shek’s army crosses the Yangzijiang to conquer northern China

1929: Birth of Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai cartoonist, animator, film director and teacher
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Payut_Ngaokrachang

Payut Ngaokrachang

1936: Orissa Formerly known as Kalinga or Utkal becomes a state in India
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/1-april-1936-the-state-of-odisha-was-established

1936: Birth of Abdul Qadeer Khan, Pakistani nuclear scientist who headed Pakistan’s nuclear program
http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/world/pakistan/khan.htm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3343621.stm

1944: Japanese troops conquer Jessima, East-India, start of an offensive on Indian territory
http://e-pao.net/GP.asp?src=19..290311.mar11

1944: Beginning of a two months failed siege of Kohima (Burma) by the Japanese
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/battle_kohima_1944.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9uD5Ipwegw

1945: Americans start to invade Okinawa (Ryükyü)


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-troops-land-on-okinawa
http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/battle-of-okinawa
http://www.historynet.com/battle-of-okinawa-operation-iceberg.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2987.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC06s_1Kt4Q

1946: Birth of the Malayan Union, but Singapore continues to be a British colony
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/history/events/e8db672a-3571-4fa3-9df0-220e83ee2a88
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19460402-1.2.19.aspx

1946-04-01 Malayan Union foundation

1949: After three years of fighting, the Communist Party of China helds unsuccessful peace talks with Kuomintang

1950 : Establishment of diplomatic relations between China and India

1955: Birth of Humayun Akhtar Khan, Pakistani stateman
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humayun_Akhtar_Khan

1955: Death of Lin Huiyin, Chinese female architect and writer, born on June 6, 1904
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin_Huiyin

1963: General Ne Win launches an amnesty offer to all the rebel groups

1963: Birth of Teddy Diaz, Filipino rock guitarist (The Dawn), who was killed on August 21, 1988
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teodoro_de_Villa_Diaz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxqiViiUk3A

1963: In Laos, neutralist Foreign Minister Quinim Pholsena is assassinated in Vientiane
http://www.foia.cia.gov/sites/default/files/document_conversions/89801/DOC_0000598464.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinim_Pholsena

1967: Under an US bombing, death of Đặng Văn Ngữ, Vietnamese physician, born on April 4, 1910
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/%C4%90%E1%BA%B7ng_V%C4%83n_Ng%E1%BB%AF

1968: North Vietnamese declare that they are ready to meet US representatives on the possibility to stop fighting. Proposition accepted by President Lyndon Johnson

1969: Opening of the IXth congress of the Chinese Communist Party, up to March 24

1970: France calls for global negotiations on Indochina

1971: During the Bangladesh Liberation War, the Pakistan Army massacre over 1,000 people in Keraniganj Upazila, Bangladesh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jinjira_massacre

1975: In Cambodia, end for president Lon Nol who flees to Indonesia
http://www.edwebproject.org/sideshow/history/end.html

Lon Nol exile

1981: Death of Eua Sunthornsanan, Thai composer and bandleader, born on January 21, 1910
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eua_Sunthornsanan

1986: Birth of Shunichi Miyamoto, Japanese musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shunichi_Miyamoto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FMbDXYzCNs

1994: Soon after a meeting with United States assistant secretary of state for human rights and humanitarian affairs, Wei Jingsheng vanishes into police custody. Officials claim that he is under investigation for having committed « new crimes. »

2001: An EP-3E United States Navy plane collides with a Chinese fighter jet which pilot is killed. The American crew makes an emergency landing on Hainan Island and detained  eleven days by the Chinese authorities
http://www.historycommons.org/timeline.jsp?us_military_specific_cases_and_issues=us_military_tmln_spy_plane_crash_in_china&timeline=us_military_tmln
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL30946.pdf

2001: Death of Trinh Cong Son, Vietnamese composer, born on 28 February 1939
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/1260527.stm
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/trinh-cong-son-mn0001239837
http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Trinh+Cong+Son&mid=8523B5B10FEEFFE547638523B5B10FEEFFE54763&FORM=LKVR#

Trinh Cong Son

2001: The Dalai Lama begins a visit to Taiwan despite the opposition of Beijing
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1252478.stm

2001-04-01 Dalai Lama & Lu

2003: Death of Leslie Cheung, Hong Kong actor and singer, born on September 12, 1956
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_Cheung
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002000/
http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Leslie+Cheung&sk=&sc=1-13&mid=AA6CF743A98BA18CF7F2AA6CF743A98BA18CF7F2&FORM=LKVR8#

2006: Death of In Tam, Cambodian general and politician, 26th short time Prime Minister of Cambodia in 1973, born on September 22, 1922
http://ki-media.blogspot.fr/2006/04/obituary-in-tam-lon-nol-era-leader.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Tam

2007: In Nepal, following an agreement that put an end to ten years of civil war and five communist leaders join the temporary government

2008: Pakatan Rakyat or PR (English: People’s Alliance) is established. The political coalition comprises a group of Malaysian political parties, namely, the People’s Justice Party (PKR), Democratic Action Party (DAP), and Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), who collectively worked together as the Barisan Rakyat (or People’s Front) during the 12th Malaysian general election in 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakatan_Rakyat

2009: Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai is urged by the UN and Western aid agencies to abolish a new law that they say legalizes rape within marriage
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7977293.stm

2009: China and France agree to restore high-level contacts, ending a rift that began after French President Nicolas Sarkozy met the Dalai Lama last year
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7976396.stm

2010: Hamid Karzai, the president of Afghanistan, delivers an extraordinarily harsh criticism of the Western governments fighting in his country, the United Nations and the Anglo-American press, accusing them of perpetrating the fraud that denied him an outright victory in last summer’s presidential elections
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/02/world/asia/02afghan.html?ref=asia

2011: Afghan officials said at least twelve people have been killed at a United Nations operational centre in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif when protest against the burning of the Quran turned violent. The attack appears to be the deadliest against the UN in the country since the 2001 invasion
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/04/201141152010414184.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12940014

2012: Myanmar’s opposition claims a historic victory for pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in her first bid for a seat in parliament
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/04/20124113414427185.html

2012: Thousands of Hong Kong people stage a noisy protest against the city’s incoming government chief and decried Beijing’s alleged interference in the city’s recent leadership election

2013: In Myanmar, private dailies, forced to shut down following a military coup in 1964 are again allowed
http://www.euronews.com/2013/04/01/private-newspapers-return-to-myanmar/

2015: Thailand’s ruling junta lifts martial law imposed just before a coup 10 months ago, but it invokes a security clause in the country’s interim constitution that will mean the military will retain broad powers
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-politics-martiallaw/thai-junta-lifts-martial-law-but-retains-broad-powers-idUSKBN0MS4NI20150401

Vietnam Foreign Policy and Defence

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1 APRIL 2019
Vietnam Gets Six Patrol Boats from U.S. Signaling Closer Security Ties

The Vietnamese coast guard Sunday received six patrol boats from the United States, in a move that indicates a renewed desire for cooperation between the former enemies
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/vn-metal-shark-04012019154518.html

22 MARCH 2019

Vietnam officially protests China over ramming in South China Sea

Hanoi has officially logged a protest with Beijing over the ramming of a Vietnamese fishing boat earlier this month within Vietnam’s waters in the South China Sea
http://www.hanoitimes.vn/news/defend-the-sovereignty/2019/03/81E0D4B0/vietnam-officially-protests-china-over-ramming-in-south-china-sea/
http://blog.vietnam-aujourdhui.info/post/2019/03/22/Vietnam-protests-to-China-over-South-China-Sea-boat-sinking
https://www.theepochtimes.com/vietnam-protests-to-china-over-south-china-sea-boat-sinking_2849022.html

6 FEBRUARY 2019

Why is Donald Trump meeting Kim Jong Un in Vietnam on 27-28 February?

Vietnam has diplomatic ties with both North Korea and the US. North Korea has an embassy in Hanoi and reports suggest that Kim Jong Un is interested in following Vietnam’s economic and political example
https://www.dw.com/en/why-is-donald-trump-meeting-kim-jong-un-in-vietnam/a-47378381
https://www.asiapacificstar.com/news/259412112/vietnam-site-for-2nd-trump-kim-summit-may-bring-wins-for-all
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/the-world-trusts-us-vietnamese-proud-to-host-trump-kim-summit

2 JANUARY 2019

Europe, Vietnam reach towards major trade deal

After nearly seven years of negotiations, the European Union and Vietnam appear closer than ever to cinching a major free trade deal, known as the Europe-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA)
http://www.atimes.com/article/europe-vietnam-reach-towards-major-trade-deal/

20 DECEMBRE 2018

Holy See and Vietnam agree to a resident nuncio in Hanoi ‘in the near future’

The seventh meeting of the Viet Nam-Vatican Joint Working Group took place in Hanoi yesterday « in a cordial and mutually respectful atmosphere.” The main point of the statement that followed noted that there will be a resident nuncio in Hanoi « in the near future »
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Holy-See-and-Vietnam-agree-to-a-resident-nuncio-in-Hanoi-%27in-the-near-future%27-45799.html
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Vatican-Vietnam:-Holy-See-delegation-meetings-in-Hanoi–45764.html

22 NOVEMBER 2018

Vietnam Protests New Building by Beijing in South China Sea

China’s construction of a new platform in a remote part of the disputed South China Sea is a serious violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty, its foreign ministry said on Nov.22
https://www.theepochtimes.com/vietnam-protests-new-building-by-beijing-in-south-china-sea_2721855.html
https://en.vietnamplus.vn/vietnam-resolutely-opposes-chinas-activities-in-bombay-reef/142344.vnp

20 NOVEMBER 2018

Vietnam Offers India Chance to Get Tougher Against Maritime Rival China

Advances in relations between Vietnam and India will help both countries resist Chinese expansion in Asia including the contested South China Sea, Asia scholars say
https://www.voanews.com/a/vietnam-india-relations/4666001.html
https://en.vietnamplus.vn/vietnam-india-issue-joint-statement/142210.vnp

3 NOVEMBER 2018

Vietnam and France businesses ink agreements worth US$10 billion

Vietnam and France support the signing of the EU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and commit to free trade, the government portal reported during the current visit by the French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe to Vietnam
http://www.hanoitimes.vn/news/viet-nam/2018/11/81E0CEBD/vietnam-and-france-businesses-ink-agreements-worth-us-10-billion/
http://blog.vietnam-aujourdhui.info/post/2018/11/03/Vietnam-and-France-sign-deals-worth-over-%2410-billion
https://tuoitrenews.vn/news/politics/20181102/france-wants-vietnam-to-become-partner-of-reference-in-southeast-asia-pm-edouard-philippe/47494.html
http://en.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20181103-french-pm-revisits-site-frances-painful-dien-bien-phu-defeat

15 OCTOBER 2018

Mattis trip to Vietnam aimed at countering China’s influence

By making a rare second trip this year to Vietnam, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is signaling how intensively the Trump administration is trying to counter China’s military assertiveness by cozying up to smaller nations in the region that share American wariness about Chinese intentions
https://www.newdelhitimes.com/mattis-trip-to-vietnam-aimed-at-countering-chinas-influence/

 

8 SEPTEMBER 2018

In a bid to bolster defences, Vietnam buys Russian weapons

At the end of his visit, Dmitry Shugayev, head of Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation reportedly said, “We have a portfolio of orders worth more than $1 billion. »
https://www.vietnamtribune.com/news/257959107/in-a-bid-to-bolster-defences-vietnam-buys-russian-weapons

10 JULY 2018

US, Vietnam to Cooperate on Freedom of Navigation in Disputed South China Sea

The U.S. top diplomat reaffirmed America’s commitment to a “free and open Indo-Pacific” region during his first trip to Vietnam, saying Washington and Hanoi will work together to uphold freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea
https://www.newdelhitimes.com/us-vietnam-to-cooperate-on-freedom-of-navigation-in-disputed-south-china-sea/

31 MAY 2018

Vietnam and Japan leaders agree on maritime safety cooperation

Leaders of Japan and Vietnam have agreed to bolster cooperation in maritime safety and defense as they expressed shared concern over China’s growing activity in the South China Sea
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/05/31/japan-vietnam-

31 MARCH 2018

Australia and Vietnam tie the knot for strategic partnership

Australia and Vietnam upgraded their bilateral ties to a strategic partnership during Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s visit to Australia from 14–18 March 2018. The move is not a surprise. As the Australian government states, this elevation ‘reflects Australia and Vietnam’s mature and diverse bilateral relationship’
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2018/03/31/australia-and-vietnam-tie-the-knot-for-strategic-partnership/

20 MARCH 2018

Learning From the Battle of the Spratly Islands

15 MARCH 2018

Australia and Vietnam sign strategic partnership pact

Australia and Vietnam signed a new strategic partnership Thursday, in an apparent move to counter China’s growing assertiveness in the Asia-Pacific region
https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/Australia-and-Vietnam-sign-strategic-partnership-pact
http://blog.vietnam-aujourdhui.info/post/2018/03/15/Vietnam-and-Australia-deepen-ties
http://vovworld.vn/en-US/news/vietnam-australia-elevate-ties-to-strategic-partnership-627407.vov

3 MARCH 2018

India, Vietnam to enhance cooperation in defence production: PM Narendra Modi

« We have decided that we will enhance cooperation in defence production and explore opportunities in transfer of technology. We will jointly work for an open, independent and prosperous Indo Pacific area where sovereignty and international law is respected, » he said
http://www.freepressjournal.in/india/india-vietnam-to-enhance-cooperation-in-defence-production-pm-narendra-modi/1231130
http://en.qdnd.vn/foreign-affairs/bilateral-relations/president-tran-dai-quang-holds-talks-with-indian-pm-narendra-modi-490440
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/india/india-vietnam-vow-to-cooperate-on-region-s-security-1.2182037

25 JANUARY 2018

US to send aircraft carrier to Vietnam as ties between old foes deepen in response to rising threat of China

In a post-war first, the United States will send an aircraft carrier to Vietnam, Hanoi’s defence ministry said on Thursday, a major demonstration of deepening military ties between the former enemies more than four decades after the Vietnam war
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/diplomacy/article/2130581/us-send-aircraft-carrier-vietnam-ties-between-old-foes-deepen
http://www.vietnamtribune.com/news/256215589/mattis-us-aircraft-carrier-to-visit-vietnam-in-march
http://blog.vietnam-aujourdhui.info/post/2018/01/25/Russia-Vietnam-military-ties-in-the-spotlight-with-defense-minister%E2%80%99s-visit

13 NOVEMBER 2017

Vietnam, China agree to avoid conflicts in South China Sea

The agreement was announced in a joint statement after Chinese President Xi Jinping made a state visit to the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi on Monday
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/11/13/542063/Vietnam-China-agreement-South-China-Sea-Xi-Jinping-Hanoi-ASEAN

10 NOVEMBER 2017

How Will US-Vietnam Relations Develop under Trump?

Donald Trump’s presidency thus far has provoked anxiety among the US’ Asian partners and allies. Southeast Asia — a group of small and middle-size states — is particularly concerned about the perceived policy vacuum and fading commitment of the United States. Vietnam is among the countries most closely watching Washington’s policy shifts
http://ippreview.com/index.php/Home/Blog/single/id/585.html

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

9 AUGUST 2017

Vietnam, US agree to strengthen military ties amid Chinese dispute

Vietnam and the United States have agreed to forge deeper military ties, and an American aircraft carrier has been scheduled to visit the southeast Asian country amid a territorial dispute between Vietnam and China
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/08/09/531167/Vietnam-US-military-ties-Ngo-Xuan-James-Mattis-China

10 JULY 2017

Vietnam Is Chasing India To Escape The Grip Of China

Now Vietnam is pushing for stronger ties with India. The two countries have explored together for oil in the South China Sea — the one Beijing believes is mostly its own — since at least 2014 when the overseas subsidiary of India’s state-run firm ONGC and PetroVietnam Exploration Production Corp. signed an agreement for exploring three oil blocks despite bristling in Beijing
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ralphjennings/2017/07/10/vietnam-is-chasing-india-in-a-new-gambit-to-resist-china/#753a023c5f59

27 JUNE 2017

The weak points in Vietnam’s military

Despite significant defense investments, some neglected portions of Vietnam’s military are vulnerable to Chinese Attack
http://thediplomat.com/2017/06/the-weak-points-in-vietnams-miliary/

4 JUNE 2017

Vietnam’s White House lobbying coup secures strategic gains

When Vietnam’s prime minister sat down with President Donald Trump at the White House last week, it reflected a concerted Vietnamese lobbying effort unmatched by most Asian peers
http://tuoitrenews.vn/politics/41303/vietnam-s-white-house-lobbying-coup-secures-strategic-gains
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2096713/nothing-personal-lesson-trump-vietnamese-politics

31 MAY 2017

Trump hails deals with Vietnam, but trade imbalance isn’t so good

US President Donald Trump hailed billions of dollars of deals with Vietnam even as he used a visit by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to highlight the trade imbalance between the two countries
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/2096417/trump-and-vietnamese-leader-focus-trade-during-meeting-white-house
http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Deals/Vietnam-investing-billions-in-US-equipment-and-services

Joint statement by Vietnam, US after PM Phuc’s visit to White House

Hanoi and Washington called for refrain from any tension escalation in the East Vietnam Sea, including “the militarization of disputed features,” had “frank and constructive dialogue” to narrow differences on human rights, agreed to promote bilateral trade, and shared concern over ballistic missile tests by North Korea
http://tuoitrenews.vn/politics/41258/joint-statement-by-vietnam-us-after-pm-phucs-visit-to-white-house
http://www.atimes.com/article/trump-phuc-rekindle-us-vietnam-warming-trend/

11 MAY 2017

Xi calls for more bilateral cooperation as he hosts Vietnamese president

President Xi Jinping on Thursday called for China and Vietnam to boost bilateral cooperation as he received Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, ­despite the two communist countries being at odds over territorial disputes in the South China Sea
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2094012/xi-calls-more-bilateral-cooperation-he-hosts-vietnamese
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/195/7/214/1494516576119.html
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/world/2017/05/11/china-says-has-positive-talks-with-vietnam-on-south-china-sea/

30 MARCH 2017

South Korea, Vietnam aim for more muscular ties

Vietnam asks South Korea for backing in the South China Sea against China; Seoul wants more coordination with Hanoi on North Korea’s mounting threat. So are the two strong trade and investment partners set to upgrade their strategic ties into a more comprehensive bilateral Relationship?
http://www.atimes.com/article/south-korea-vietnam-aim-muscular-ties/

19 JANUARY 2017

Arrests as Vietnam breaks up rally against China’s ‘invasion’ of Paracel islands

Vietnamese police on Thursday scuffled with activists marking the 1974 Chinese invasion of a disputed island chain as they arrested several people and dispersed journalists
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2063573/arrests-vietnam-breaks-rally-against-chinas-invasion
http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/content/vietnam-police-halt-anti-china-protest-over-islands

16 JANUARY 2017

Japan to provide patrol ships to Vietnam amid maritime row with China

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that Japan will provide six patrol vessels to Vietnam as a part of a fresh yen-loan offer totalling 120 billion yen (US$1 billion) to the Southeast Asian country to help its maritime safety efforts amid China’s expanding activities at sea
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2062592/japan-pm-shinzo-abe-meets-vietnamese-leaders-promises?spm=0.0.0.0.RcYBwd
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/01/16/national/politics-diplomacy/abe-jokowi-unite-south-china-sea-disputes-plan-two-plus-two-meeting/#.WH0epoWcE2w
http://www.thanhniennews.com/politics/japan-to-provide-patrol-ships-to-vietnam-amid-maritime-row-with-china-65869.html

23 NOVEMBER 2016

Pope and Vietnam’s president meet at the Vatican in bid to warm long-strained ties

Pope Francis has hosted Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang at the Vatican as the two work towards warming long-strained ties, a press release from the Holy See said
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/diplomacy/article/2048934/pope-and-vietnams-president-meet-vatican-bid-warm-long-strained
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Pope-receives-Vietnamese-president,-highlighting-good-relations-and-a-shared-spirit-of-dialogue-39223.html
http://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/346844/pope-francis-welcomes-vietnamese-leaders-visit-to-vatican.html#pur11RWLhjtIZukR.97

4 OCTOBER 2016

US warships make landmark visit to strategic Vietnam port

Two U.S. warships have made their first port call in 21 years at Vietnam’s strategic naval base at Cam Ranh Bay, marking an important step in improving military ties between the former enemies
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/us-warships-make-landmark-visit-to-strategic-vietnam-port/3179524.html

10 SEPTEMBER 2016

Why India, Vietnam upgraded their ties

Though it was short – and came relatively late – Narendra Modi’s recent one-day stopover in Hanoi, the first official trip to Vietnam by an Indian prime minister since Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s 2001 visit, was momentous as it marked a new shift in India-Vietnam relations
http://atimes.com/2016/09/why-india-vietnam-upgraded-their-ties/

3 SEPTEMBER 2016

Vietnam to strengthen defense ties with India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has offered up to 500 million dollars in loans to Vietnam to boost defense cooperation
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160903_22/
http://zeenews.india.com/news/india/pm-modis-vietnam-visit-key-takeaways_1925525.html

29 AUGUST 2016

Vietnam’s Three Strategic Options

In response to Vietnam’s deteriorating security situation, it is likely to choose one of three strategies: 1) continue the current strategy of hedging between the U.S., China and Russia; 2) ally with the U.S. against China; or 3) develop Vietnam’s military capabilities, including a potential nuclear déterrent
http://www.forbes.com/sites/anderscorr/2016/08/29/vietnams-three-strategic-options/#4e5617322104

11 AUGUST 2016

What the end of the US arms embargo means for Vietnam

The United States’ complete lifting of the decade-long embargo on arms sales to Vietnam marked a historic milestone in US–Vietnam relations, paving the way for a strategic partnership between the two former foes. So what will this mean for Vietnamese security and domestic politics?
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/08/09/what-the-end-of-the-us-arms-embargo-means-for-vietnam/

10 AUGUST 2016

Vietnam ‘moves new rocket launchers’ into South China Sea

Vietnam has discreetly fortified several of its islands in the disputed South China Sea with new mobile rocket launchers capable of striking China’s runways and military installations across the vital trade route, according to Western officials
http://atimes.com/2016/08/vietnam-moves-new-rocket-launchers-into-disputed-s-china-sea/
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Hanoi-deploys-defensive-system-on-disputed-islands-in-South-China-Sea-38276.html

29 JUNE 2016

Việt Nam, Liberia officially establish diplomatic ties

Việt Nam and Liberia signed a joint communiqué establishing bilateral diplomatic ties during a ceremony in Hà Nội
http://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/298790/viet-nam-liberia-officially-establish-diplomatic-ties.html#RJyqVsDsohdIfpX1.97

23 MAY 2016

Obama announces full lifting of Vietnam arms embargo

The United States has fully lifted its ban on weapons sales to Vietnam, President Barack Obama announced on Monday (May 23) during a visit to Hanoi, unpicking a decades-old embargo on the one-time enemy
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/obama-announces-full/2808866.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36356695

22 MAY 2016

Obama in Vietnam: Arms and trade deal on agenda as trip begins

U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Vietnam late Sunday ahead of a three-day trip aimed at sealing the transformation of an old enemy into a new partner to help counter China’s growing assertiveness in the region
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/obama-arrives-in-vietnam/2807542.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36354326
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/diplomacy/article/1951031/sandwiched-between-giants-vietnam-seeks-obamas-assurance
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/government/156802/new-mark-in-vietnam-us-comprehensive-partnership.html

19 MAY 2016

Vietnam to get 2 more Russian frigates this year

Russia’s Zelenodolsk shipyard will deliver two Gepard-class frigates to Vietnam in August and September this year, Russian news agency TASS has reported.
http://www.thanhniennews.com/politics/vietnam-to-get-2-more-russian-frigates-this-year-62341.html

Vietnam is Russia’s bridge to ASEAN

The visit to Russia by Vietnam’s newly-appointed Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hardly drew world attention. Yet, for Hanoi and Moscow, his five-day trip, which started on May 16, assumes great significance
http://atimes.com/2016/05/vietnam-is-russias-bridge-to-asean/
http://www.thanhniennews.com/politics/vietnamese-russian-premiers-discuss-boosting-ties-62242.html

11 MAY 2016

Quietly, Vietnam hosts arms gathering attended by US companies

Vietnam hosts a defense symposium this week attended by top American arms manufacturers, ahead of a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama and as Washington weighs whether to lift an arms embargo on its former enemy.
http://atimes.com/2016/05/quietly-vietnam-hosts-arms-gathering-attended-by-us-companies/

12 APRIL 2016

Japanese Maritime SDF destroyers visit port in Vietnam for 1st time

For the first time since the end of World War II, Japanese destroyers dropped anchor at a Vietnamese port, signifying the two nations’ defense cooperation
http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201604120043.html

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

4 APRIL 2016

Vietnam seizes Chinese ship for trespassing

Vietnam has seized a Chinese ship and detained its captain and two sailors, accusing the crew of illegally intruding on its waters, state media said
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/04/vietnam-seizes-chinese-vessel-detains-crew
http://blog.vietnam-aujourdhui.info/post/2016/04/03/Vietnam-seizes-chinese-ship%2C-State-media-reports
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/vietnam-seizes-chinese-oil-tanker-state-media

27 MARCH 2016

Vietnam, China to handle sea dispute ‘peaceful, friendly’: defence ministers

Defence ministers of Vietnam and China have agreed that the two countries will continue to handle the East Sea dispute through peaceful and friendly dialogues, according to the Vietnam News Agency
http://www.thanhniennews.com/politics/vietnam-china-to-handle-sea-dispute-peaceful-friendly-defence-ministers-60635.html

19 FEBRUARY 2016

Vietnam lodges UN complaint against China

Vietnam has lodged a formal complaint to the UN over China’s placement of a surface-to-air missile battery on a disputed island in the South China Sea.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/02/vietnam-lodges-complaint-china-violations-160219101856958.html

18 FEBRUARY 2016

Vietnam’s China challenge

The General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong was re-elected to the top post of the Vietnamese regime in late January. But victory in the elections is just the first challenge in Trong’s five-year term. The next major challenge for the new leader will be managing the relationship with China.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/02/18/vietnams-china-challenge-2/

11 FEBRUARY 2016

India to build satellite tracking station in Vietnam that offers eye on China

India will set up a satellite tracking and imaging center in southern Vietnam that will give Hanoi access to pictures from Indian earth observation satellites that cover the region, including China and the South China Sea, Indian officials said
http://apdf-magazine.com/india-to-build-satellite-tracking-station-in-vietnam-that-offers-eye-on-china/

19 JANUARY 2016

Vietnam warns China against rig activity in disputed waters

Vietnam warned China on Tuesday (Jan 19) against drilling in disputed waters in the South China Sea, after Beijing steered an oil rig at the centre of a previous stand-off between the countries into a stretch where jurisdiction is unclear
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/vietnam-warns-china/2439218.html

14 JANUARY 2016

 Vietnam’s plan to deter China with western warplane purchases

 Vietnam is negotiating with American and European manufacturers to purchase new warplanes—including fighters, maritime patrol aircraft and unmanned aircraft. The move comes as part of Hanoi’s strategy to lessen its dependence on Russian hardware and to counter China’s growing power
http://atimes.com/2016/01/vietnams-plan-to-deter-china-with-western-jets/

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

4 DECEMBER 2015

Vietnam is Israel’s closest ASEAN partner

Israel’s relations with ASEAN countries have not received a great deal of attention. In reality, however, there is an increasing tendency of Israel to benefit from the growing economies of Southeast Asia
http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala/2015/12/04/vietnam-israels-closest-asean-partner/

6 NOVEMBER 2015

China and Vietnam pledge good ties and maritime peace

China and Vietnam have pledged to be « good neighbours » and agreed to maintain peace in the South China Sea. It comes at the end of a state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping, the first of its kind for a decade
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34742682
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1876440/president-xi-jinping-tells-hanoi-parliament-china-and
http://www.thanhniennews.com/politics/china-vietnam-should-maintain-status-quo-in-east-sea-party-chief-trong-tells-president-xi-53336.html

6 NOVEMBER 2015

Japan to strengthen defence ties with Vietnam

Japan wishes to strengthen comprehensive ties with Vietnam, particularly in defense, its defense chief said during a meeting with the Vietnamese communist party leader in Hanoi today
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/japan-strengthen-defense-ties-vietnam

21 OCTOBER 2015

Vietnam, Philippines to strengthen ties

The foreign ministers of Vietnam and the Philippines have agreed to further strengthen their partnership to maintain peace and stability in the region and secure freedom of navigation.Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario met in Hanoi on Wednesday
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20151022_01.html

15 SEPTEMBER 2015

Japan pledges maritime security aid to Vietnam

Japan has promised Vietnam ships to strengthen its forces in the South China Sea, with the two nations describing large-scale land reclamation there as a threat to peace — a veiled reference to China
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/09/japan-pledges-maritime-security-aid-vietname-150915125026675.html

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

7 JULY 2015

Vietnam Communist Party leader makes historic US visit

Vietnam’s General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, has met US President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss defence issues and the running conflict with China over disputed islands in the South China Sea
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/07/vietnam-communist-party-white-house-150708045555640.html
http://www.thanhniennews.com/politics/obama-vietnam-party-chief-discuss-east-sea-in-landmark-meeting-47641.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/07/07/politics/obama-vietnam-trans-pacific-partnership-china/index.html
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/07/08/the-geo-politics-of-vietnam-us-rapprochement/#more-46812

2 JUNE 2015

Vietnam receives Russian-design missile boats amid maritime tension

Vietnam took delivery of two new missile boats on Tuesday made locally and modelled on Russian vessels, the latest move by its military to strengthen maritime defences as tensions simmer over sovereignty in the South China Sea.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/vietnam-receives-russian/1888578.html

18 MAY 2015

Vietnam Condemns Chinese Ban on Fishing in South China Sea. china-defends-fishing-ban-brushes-vietnams-protest

Vietnam has strongly condemned a temporary Chinese ban on fishing in the South China Sea, calling the move a violation of its sovereignty, as the neighboring countries seek to repair ties damaged by Beijing’s deployment of an oil rig to the contested waters a year ago
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/ban-05182015140858.html
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/05/18/asia-pacific/china-defends-fishing-ban-brushes-vietnams-protest/#.VVpJ1e_GMcB

 

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

24 MARCH 2015

US and Vietnam: From Foes to Friends

Vietnam’s new ambassador to the United States reflects on the state of the U.S.-Vietnam relationship
http://thediplomat.com/2015/03/us-and-vietnam-from-foes-to-friends/

7 MARCH 2015

US to provide 6 patrol ships to Vietnam as ties strengthen

Ly V. Thang, head of the defense cooperation office at the US Embassy in Hanoi, said the US and Vietnam are finishing negotiations for the transfer of the vessels, which is expected to take place next year
http://www.thanhniennews.com/politics/us-to-provide-6-patrol-ships-to-vietnam-as-ties-strengthen-39507.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/

29 JANUARY 2015

Philippines, Vietnam upgrade ties in show of unity against China

The Philippines and Vietnam are forging closer ties in a symbolic move after China stepped up activities in disputed areas of the East Sea
http://www.thanhniennews.com/politics/philippines-vietnam-upgrade-ties-in-show-of-unity-against-china-38204.html

30 DECEMBER 2014

Vietnam’s 5th Russian-built submarine launched

The fifth of six Kilo-class submarines that Vietnam contracted to buy from Russia was launched at the Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg on Sunday, Russian news agency Interfax reported.
http://blog.vietnam-aujourdhui.info/post/2014/12/30/Vietnam%E2%80%99s-5th-Russian-built-submarine-launched

28 OCTOBER 2014

India’s Modi pledges to modernise Vietnam’s defences

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged on Tuesday to strengthen Vietnam’s military following talks between leaders of the two allies, in a move likely to rankle neighouring nuclear-armed giant China
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/indias-modi-pledges-modernise-vietnams-defences

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

OCTOBER 2014

Vatican and Vietnam edge closer to restoring diplomatic ties

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung met Pope Francis in Rome Saturday with both saying they were committed to restoring diplomatic relations.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/438318/vatican-and-vietnam-edge-closer-to-restoring-diplomatic-ties

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

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

Vietnam Party General Secretary begins South Korea visit

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong arrived in Seoul yesterday afternoon, beginning a four-day state visit to the Republic of Korea (RoK) at the invitation of President Park Geun-hye.
http://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/260845/party-general-secretary-begins-rok-visit-to-enhance-relations.html

16 SEPTEMBER 2014

India tightens Vietnam defence, oil ties

India extended a US$100 million export credit to Vietnam for defence deals and tightened energy ties on Monday during a visit to Vietnam by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee.
http://www.thanhniennews.com/politics/india-tightens-vietnam-defence-oil-ties-31198.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-india-vietnam-china-xi/2451075.html

10 SEPTEMBER 2014

Vietnam, Vatican Explore Prospects of Restoring Full Ties

Officials from Vietnam and the Vatican began two-day talks Wednesday on prospects of restoring full diplomatic ties as a respected local bishop acknowledged that “conflicts” between the government and church have decreased.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/vatican-09102014202554.html

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

22 AUGUST 2014

Delicate diplomacy for Vietnam

Rising territorial tensions and the recent oil rig crisis have put Sino-Vietnamese ties on the rocks, driving Hanoi to ramp up strategic alliances with other regional powers, particularly the United States. But Vietnam is not poised to completely drop the gauntlet by jettisoning its deep-seated reliance on its giant northern neighbor that has both burgeoned and bedeviled bilateral ties.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/SEA-01-220814.html

14 AUGUST 2014

US military chief visits Vietnam, 1st since 1971

U.S. Gen. Martin Dempsey on Thursday became the first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to visit Vietnam since 1971, seeking to boost military ties between the former foes at a time when Hanoi is embroiled in territorial disputes with China
http://news.yahoo.com/us-military-chief-visits-vietnam-1st-since-1971-094754699.html;_ylt=AwrBJSCHl.5TW04AEODQtDMD

9 AUGUST 2014

U.S. Sen. McCain: Time to ease arms sales ban on Vietnam

U.S. Sen. John McCain says it’s time for the United States to ease restrictions on arms sales to Vietnam, citing progress the communist country has made on human rights
http://asiancorrespondent.com/125618/u-s-sen-mccain-time-to-ease-arms-sales-ban-on-vietnam/
http://www.thanhniennews.com/politics/mccain-confident-of-support-for-easing-arms-embargo-on-vietnam-29708.html

4 AUGUST 2014

A US-Vietnam Alliance? Not So Fast

Expectations that Hanoi will enter Washington’s embrace appear unrealistic as the pro-Chinese camp prevails in Vietnam
http://thediplomat.com/2014/08/a-us-vietnam-alliance-not-so-fast/

1 AUGUST 2014

Tokyo gives Hanoi six naval ships to counter China

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida announces the gift during a visit to Vietnam, adding that both nations agree on « maintaining peace and stability » in the region. For a Chinese scholar, the action will be « perceived as hostility by China »
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tokyo-gives-Hanoi-six-naval-ships-to-counter-China-31789.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28599397

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

5 JULY 2014

Philippines-Vietnam joint commission to deepen defence ties

The Philippines and Vietnam will form a joint commission to create a “strategic partnership”, as the two former Cold War adversaries forge closer defence ties to confront China over its territorial claims in the region
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/philippines-vietnam-joint-commission-deepen-defence-ties

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

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

17 JUNE 2014

US envoy nominee open to lifting arms ban to Vietnam

President Barack Obama’s nominee to become the next U.S. ambassador to Vietnam said Tuesday it may be time for Washington to consider lifting a ban on the sale and transfer of lethal weapons to the former American enemy
http://news.yahoo.com/envoy-nominee-open-lifting-arms-ban-vietnam-212421356.html;_ylt=AwrBEiFWPqRT9lEAWHrQtDMD

17 JUNE 2014

Top China Diplomat Travels to Vietnam for Talks to Ease Tensions

China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi is in Vietnam for talks aimed at easing tension over territorial disputes.
http://www.voanews.com/content/top-china-diplomat-travels-to-vietnam-for-talks-to-ease-tensions/1938560.html

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

1 JUNE 2014

Japan, Vietnam deepen defence ties

Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera and Vietnamese Defence Minister Gen Phung Quang Thanh agreed Sunday to strengthen defence cooperation amid alarm in both countries over China’s maritime assertiveness in the East and South China seas
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/413008/japan-vietnam-deepen-defence-ties

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

19 MAY 2014

Chinese ships evacuate 3,500 from Vietnam

More than 3,500 Chinese citizens were evacuated from riot-hit Vietnam by sea on Monday, as Hanoi stifled fresh protests over a territorial dispute and foreign investors counted the cost

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/410686/chinese-ships-evacuate-3500-from-vietnam

18 MAY 2014

China evacuates 3,000 nationals from Vietnam

China has evacuated more than 3,000 of its nationals from Vietnam after a wave of unrest in the Southeast Asian country following China’s deployment of an oil rig in contested waters

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/05/china-evacuates-3000-nationals-from-vietnam-201451720204843212.html http://www.euronews.com/2014/05/18/china-sends-ships-to-evacuate-workers-from-vietnam/

http://www.france24.com/en/20140518-vietnam-protest-china-riot-police/

17 MAY 2014

China evacuates workers after Vietnam deadly riots

The Chinese government has evacuated more than 3,000 of its nationals from Vietnam following a wave of anti-Chinese riots, Chinese media report.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27458866 http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/410329/china-evacuates-its-nationals-from-vietnam

16 MAY 2014

China-Vietnam tensions: Beijing vows to continue drilling

China says its oil rig will continue drilling in contested waters in the South China Sea, despite deadly anti-Beijing riots in Vietnam. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27434945

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/16/china-vietnam-protests-territorial-dispute http://www.voanews.com/media/video/1916188.html

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

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

18 APRIL 2014

Vietnam says 7 killed in shooting on China border

Seven people were killed in a gun battle between border guards and Chinese illegal migrants at a remote frontier crossing in northeast Vietnam, authorities said Friday
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/405563/vietnam-says-7-killed-in-shooting-on-china-border

 

20 MARCH 2014

U.S.-Vietnam: From Comprehensive to Strategic Partners?

Lew Stern argues that Vietnam has adopted a new strategic vocabulary that will facilitate an upgrade in U.S.-Vietnam defense relations from a “comprehensive partnership” to a “strategic partnership

http://cogitasia.com/u-s-vietnam-from-comprehensive-to-strategic-partners/

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/

 

Main news on Laos

1 APRIL 2019

UN finally tells the truth about Laos

Communist-run Laos has had a relative knack for staying out of the news for its human rights abuses, endemic corruption and sub-par performance in providing services to its citizens. But now finally someone of prominence is speaking out
https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/04/article/un-finally-tells-the-truth-about-laos/

24 JULY 2018

Hundreds missing after dam collapses in Laos

The collapse of a dam in Laos has reportedly left hundreds of people missing and an unknown number dead. Some 5 billion cubic meters of water were released onto villages
https://www.dw.com/en/hundreds-missing-after-dam-collapses-in-laos/a-44800846
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44935495

28 MARCH 2018

Is hermetic Laos poised for more openness?

Next month marks Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith’s second year in power, a role few Communist Party apparatchiks have grasped with so much aplomb
http://www.atimes.com/article/hermetic-laos-poised-openness//

5 DECEMBER 2017

Hmong face military in Laos jungle in fallout from Vietnam war

Deep in the jungle in Laos, a small group of people tries to survive against all odds. Surrounded by Lao military camps, men, women and children keep themselves alive by eating roots and leaves and an occasional gibbon. They live in makeshift tents and are always on the move. Recently the shelling has intensified. But their calls for help fall on deaf ears
http://en.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20171204-anno-2017-vietnam-war-still-rages-secretly-laos-hmong

12 AUGUST 2017

Laos, Cambodia to pull back troops after PM meet

The leaders of Cambodia and Laos vowed on Saturday to recall troops from a disputed border area where tensions have been flaring for months, after the prime ministers held an emergency meeting
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2106566/laos-cambodia-withdraw-troops-disputed-border-area
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/55/188/11/1502522224623.html

11 AUGUST 2017

Cambodian PM accuses Laos of border violation, mobilising troops

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday (Aug 11) accused neighbouring Laos o sending troops into Cambodian territory in April and set an Aug 17 deadline for their departure, warning that he was mobilising soldiers to the border area
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/cambodian-pm-accuses-laos-of-border-violation-mobilising-troops-9114246
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5077785/hun-sen-threatens-evict-lao-troops/

25 MAY 2017

Laos: On the borders of the empire

This video investigate China’s rising influence in Laos and the potentially disastrous consequences for the local population
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/peopleandpower/2017/05/laos-borders-empire-170522105221541.html

3 MAY 2017

Impoverished Laos shows resistance to becoming a client state of China

Laos typically welcomes help from China. About 23% of the landlocked Southeast Asian country’s 6.8 million people live in poverty. Rural infrastructure lags behind most of its neighbors. So the Lao government supports growing investment from China as part of the “Belt and Road » program
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ralphjennings/2017/05/03/tiny-impoverished-laos-shows-resistance-to-being-a-client-state-of-china/#ffe93047da1b

16 FEBRUARY 2017

Little Laos tackles big corruption

In line with its communist neighbors China and Vietnam, Laos has launched an anti-corruption campaign to purge the ruling Lao People’s Revolutionary Party of corrupt members
http://www.atimes.com/article/little-laos-tackles-big-corruption/

11 FEBRUARY 2017

Despite the risks, Laos goes ahead with Pak Beng dam

With construction likely to start within months, the people most affected still have little information on the hydropower project
http://www.atimes.com/article/despite-risks-laos-goes-ahead-pak-beng-dam/

10 DECEMBER 2016

Laos long march forward

With the World Bank’s assistance, Laos has set specific targets in its Five-Year National Socio-Economic Development Plans. Under Lao’s eighth plan, approved in April 2016, goals to be achieved by 2020
http://www.atimes.com/article/laos-march-ancient-kingdom-modern-society//

12 SEPTEMBER 2016

Can Laos create a startup economy?

While there has been much attention on the diplomatic and economic fronts during the Asean summit, Vientiane was also subject to scrutiny from a different group of people: international angel investors
http://thediplomat.com/2016/09/can-laos-create-a-startup-economy/

6 SEPTEMBER 2016

US gives Laos US$90m for bomb clearance

The United States announced on Tuesday it would provide an additional US$90 million over the next three years to help Laos, heavily bombed during the Vietnam War, clear unexploded ordnance that has killed or injured more than 20,000 people
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-09/06/content_15491442.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/06/barack-obama-pledges-more-aid-to-laos-to-recover-from-secretive/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37286520
http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/FreeContent/FreeConten_Laos.htm

21 APRIL 2016

Laos elects new president and PM during inaugural National Assembly meeting

The meeting named 78-year-old Bounnhang Vorachit for the nation’s top post while Tongloun Sisoulith, 70, will take on the prime ministerial role.
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/04/laos-elects-new-president-and-pm-during-inaugural-national-assembly-meeting/
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/new-laos-leaders-take-office-communists-welcome-world
http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/Video_FileVDO/Apr16_New_leaders.htm

27 FEBRUARY 2016

China’s expanding influence in Laos

The recently signed Joint General Scheme of Mohan–Boten Economic Cooperation Zone is the first cross-border economic cooperation zone that China has established in Laos and, for that matter, in the whole of Southeast Asia.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/02/26/chinas-expanding-influence-in-laos/

16 FEBRUARY 2016

New opportunities for US–Laos relations

Leadership changes announced at the 10th Congress of the ruling Lao People’s Revolutionary Party will give the United States an opportunity to boost ties with Laos when President Barack Obama visits Vientiane in September 2016. This will be the first visit ever to Laos by a sitting US president.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/02/16/new-opportunities-for-us-laos-relations/

25 JANUARY

Laos assures US it will help counter Chinese assertiveness

The prime minister of communist Laos assured U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday that his small nation will help counter China’s assertiveness in the South China Sea.
http://news.yahoo.com/laos-assures-us-help-counter-chinese-assertiveness-080159765.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/laos-keen-avoid-militarisation-south-china-sea
http://www.voanews.com/content/secretary-of-state-john-kerry-asia-asean-laos-north-korea/3161239.html
http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/FreeContent/FreeConten_John%20Kerry.htm

24 JANUARY 2016

Kerry arrives in Laos as US reaches out to wartime foe

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Laos late Sunday (Jan 24) in a rare high-level visit by an American diplomat to Washington’s former wartime foe
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/kerry-arrives-in-laos-as/2454262.htm

22 JANUARY 2016

Ruling communists in Laos promote VP Bounnhang Vorachit as country’s new leader

The ruling communist party of Laos elected a new leader Friday, putting Bounnhang Vorachit in charge of the single-party country as it takes its turn as the chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
http://news.yahoo.com/ruling-communists-laos-promote-vp-countrys-leader-122505983.html
http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/FreeContent/FreeConten_10th_congress.htm
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/laos-pm-party-boss-set-political-exit-after-congress-vote

Bounnhang Vorachit

15 DECEMBER 2015

3 years on, rights groups demand answers on Sombath Somphone disappearance

On the eve of the third anniversary of acclaimed community development leader Sombath Somphone’s forced disappearance, human rights groups on Monday in Bangkok urged the Lao government to provide information regarding Mr. Sombath’s whereabouts and fate.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/2015/12/sombath-somphone-disappearance/

12 DECEMBER 2015

Curfew imposed in Lao province after deadly violence

Lao authorities have imposed a curfew in north-central Xaysomboun Province after a spate of violence in which three government soldiers and three civilians were killed, police and other sources said Friday
http://atimes.com/2015/12/curfew-imposed-in-lao-province-after-deadly-violence/

2 DECEMBER 2015

Laos Touts 40 Years of Stability, but Critics Decry Debt, Corruption and Poverty

President Choummaly Sayasone marked 40 years of communist rule in Laos on Wednesday touting the stability and security of his landlocked Southeast Asian nation, but some Laotians lamented their country’s corruption, rising debt and dependence on China and Vietnam
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/laos/laos-anniversary-12022015171027.html

26 OCTOBER 2015

Report reveals plunder of Lao forests

A leaked report has revealed near epic-scale illegal logging in Laos, with virtually no law enforcement In 2013 for instance, Laos exported 1.4 million cubic metres of timber to Vietnam and China, or more than 10 times its official harvest
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/report-reveals-plunder-lao-forests

8 SEPTEMBER 2015

Laos Approaches the World Stage

Laos’s profile in Southeast Asia has become more prominent over the past several years. Today external powers compete for influence there, with Vietnam and Japan seeking to limit China’s expanding presence in Laos. Thailand, South Korea, and other states also have significant stakes there. The United States’ involvement in Laos has been minimal since 1975, when the communist government assumed power
http://cogitasia.com/laos-approaches-the-world-stage/

5 JUNE 2015

Laos and China to Set Up Joint Company for High-Speed Railway

Laos is setting up a joint company with China to oversee the construction and financing of a multibillion-dollar, high-speed railway project that will link the two neighboring countries and extend to Thailand, according to a transport ministry official
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/laos/laos-and-china-to-set-up-joint-company-for-major-high-speed-railway-06042015172519.html

5 MAY 2015

Laos expects economy to grow 7.6 pct this year

Laos expects its economy to expand by 7.6 percent this year despite headwinds slowing the pace of growth, Deputy Finance Minister Thipphakone Chanthavongsa said Monday.In a statement to the annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/laos-expects-economy-to-grow-76-pct-this-year-8503

23 APRIL 2015

Laotian government pressures activists not to raise human rights issue at ASEAN meeting

Laotian NGOs planning to attend the ASEAN Peoples’ Forum are the target of government threats. Many of these have been scared off and will not participate. The Sombath case is still wrapped in silence after the activist disappeared more than two years ago
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Laotian-government-pressures-activists-not-to-raise-human-rights-issue-at-ASEAN-meeting-34060.html

26 JANUARY 2015

Human rights groups demand UN action on abuses in Laos

The Laos government is moving backward on human rights, says Phil Robertson, deputy director of Human Rights Watch’s Asia Division. HRW issued a submission to the United Nations ahead of Laos’ Periodic Review last week, urging it to emphasize the need for reform related to enforced disappearances, freedom of speech, association, and assembly, the treatment of detainees in drug detention centers, and labor rights.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/130098/human-rights-groups-demand-un-action-on-abuses-in-laos/ 

3 JANUARY 2015

Business support is crucial for Laos to join the AEC and lock in growth

The accession of Laos to the World Trade Organization in 2013 was the latest in a series of steps towards achieving economic integration. The next milestone in its integration agenda is the establishment of the ASEAN economic community at the end of 2015
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/01/03/business-support-is-crucial-for-laos-to-join-the-aec-and-lock-in-growth/

21 NOVEMBER 2012

Laos’ Hydropower Boom Attracts Regional Attention

The recent decision by the government of Laos to green light the long delayed construction of the massive Xayaburi Dam made headlines across the world. Most analysts and commentators agree the move is controversial, as the dam will likely have significant negative environmental effects within Laos as well as in Cambodia and Vietnam, which lie further down the Mekong.
http://atlanticsentinel.com/2012/11/laos-hydropower-boom-attracts-regional-attention/

17 NOVEMBER 2012

Laos “Different Face” of Poverty

While Laos has been the beneficiary of rapid economic growth, not all are seeing its benefits.
http://thediplomat.com/2012/11/17/laos-different-face-of-poverty/

5 NOVEMBER 2012

Laos approves Xayaburi ‘mega’ dam on Mekong

Laos has given the go-ahead to build a massive dam on the lower Mekong river, despite opposition from neighbouring countries and environmentalists
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20203072

26 OCTOBER 2012

The World Trade Organization approves  Laos  membership

The World Trade Organization (WTO) General Council, which includes representatives from all member governments, formally approved Laos’s membership at its October 26 meeting. Laos first applied for WTO membership in 1997 and, 15 years later, will be the last member of ASEAN to join the multilateral trading syste
http://cogitasia.com/laos%E2%80%99s-wto-membership-will-help-bolster-rule-of-law/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cogitasia%2FZCwV+%28cogitASIA+Posts%29

5 OCTOBER 2012

Is the Party over in Laos ?

A crackdown on bars in northern Laos reveals deeper problems with tourism in this small, landlocked country.
http://thediplomat.com/2012/10/05/is-the-party-over-in-laos/

2 OCTOBER 2012

Land Dispute Task Force Formed

The Lao government has set up a task force to investigate a long-running dispute with villagers affected by the development of a rubber plantation by a Vietnamese company in southern Laos’s remote Sekong province.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/laos/thateng-10022012150922.html

11 JULY 2012

Clinton visits Laos, country US pummeled with bombs during Vietnam War

Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first U.S. secretary of state to visit Laos in more than five decades, gauging whether a place the United States pummeled with bombs during the Vietnam War could evolve into a new foothold of American influence in Asia.
http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/11/12682531-clinton-visits-laos-country-us-pummeled-with-bombs-during-vietnam-war?lite
http://www.france24.com/en/20120711-hillary-clinton-visits-laos-vietnam-war-united-states-secretary-of-state-asia

6 JULY 2012

Vietnam Joins Cambodia on Xayaburi Opposition

Cambodia and Vietnam will jointly urge Laos to suspend the controversial Xayaburi dam, a Cambodian official said Tuesday, following reports that the project’s construction is moving ahead despite government pledges to wait for further study.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/laos/xayaburi-07062012163933.html

27 JUNE 2012

Laos holds first gay pride event despite taboo

Laos has held its first ever gay pride event in what supporters hope is a sign of softening social values in the small communist country.
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120627-355815.html

Xayaburi Construction Moves Ahead

Work on the Mekong dam in northern Laos has gone beyond preliminary preparations, an environmental group says.
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/laos/xayaburi-06272012193544.html

10 MAY 2012

Xayaburi Dam Construction Suspended

Laos has suspended construction on the controversial Xayaburi dam on the Mekong River following an uproar from neighboring Cambodia and environmental groups, a senior Lao government official said Wednesday
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/laos/xayaburi-05092012154022.html

2 MAI 2012

Laos closes in on WTO

After almost a decade of major economic transformation, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic is on the brink of World Trade Organization (WTO) membership. The small country’s Herculean effort to join the exclusive trade club is a reminder to the 10 other least-developed countries (LDCs) now seeking membership of the cumbersome process involved
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/NE02Ae01.html

21 FEBRUARY 2012

Off the air in Laos
Amid an unprecedented flurry of public debate and critique of government policies and actions, Lao authorities abruptly canceled a popular call-in radio program in late January without any public explanation
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/NB22Ae01.html

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 1st April in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 1st APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 1, 2019

1901: At the Malacanang Palace, Aguildano who has been captured, swears on oath accepting the authority of the USA over the Philippines
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1051/today-in-philippine-history-april-1-1901-emilio-aguinaldo-volunteered-to-swear-his-allegiance-to-the-united-states

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_VPUKf90Nw&feature=related

1928: Chiang Kai-shek’s army crosses the Yangzijiang to conquer northern China

1944: Japanese troops conquer Jessima, East-India, start of an offensive on Indian territory
http://e-pao.net/GP.asp?src=19..290311.mar11

1944: Beginning of a two months failed siege of Kohima (Burma) by the Japanese

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/battle_kohima_1944.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9uD5Ipwegw

1945: Americans start to invade Okinawa (Ryukyu)


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-troops-land-on-okinawa
http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/battle-of-okinawa
http://www.historynet.com/battle-of-okinawa-operation-iceberg.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC06s_1Kt4Q

1949: After three years of fighting, the Communist Party of China helds unsuccessful peace talks with Kuomintang

1968: North Vietnamese declare that they are ready to meet US representatives on the possibility to stop fighting. Proposition accepted by President Lyndon Johnson

1970: France calls for global negotiations on Indochina

1971: During the Bangladesh Liberation War, the Pakistan Army massacre over 1,000 people in Keraniganj Upazila, Bangladesh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jinjira_massacre

1975: In Cambodia, end for president Lon Nol regime who flees to Indonesia
http://www.edwebproject.org/sideshow/history/end.html

Lon Nol exile

2001: An EP-3E United States Navy plane collides with a Chinese fighter jet which pilot is killed. The American crew makes an emergency landing on Hainan Island and detained  eleven days by the Chinese authorities

http://www.historycommons.org/timeline.jsp?us_military_specific_cases_and_issues=us_military_tmln_spy_plane_crash_in_china&timeline=us_military_tmln 

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL30946.pdf

2007: In Nepal, following an agreement that put an end to ten years of civil war and five communist leaders join the temporary government

2010: Hamid Karzai, the president of Afghanistan, delivers an extraordinarily harsh criticism of the Western governments fighting in his country, the United Nations and the Anglo-American press, accusing them of perpetrating the fraud that denied him an outright victory in last summer’s presidential elections
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/02/world/asia/02afghan.html?ref=asia

2011: At least twelve people are killed at a United Nations operational centre in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif when protest against the burning of the Quran turned violent. The attack appears to be the deadliest against the UN in the country since the 2001 invasion
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/04/201141152010414184.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12940014

2014: 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 1st April in South Asian history

ON 1st APRIL IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 1, 2019

1856: Birth of Acacio Gabriel Viegas, Indian physician who discovered the bubonic plague and died in 1933
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acacio_Gabriel_Viegas

1889: Birth of Indian Dr Keshav Baliram Hedgewar, founder of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) who died on June 21, 1940
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K._B._Hedgewar
http://samvada.org/2012/news/remembering-rss-founder-dr-kb-hedgewar-on-his-123th-birthday-on-yugadi/

Keshav Baliram Hedgewar

1936: Orissa Formerly known as Kalinga or Utkal becomes a state in India
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/1-april-1936-the-state-of-odisha-was-established

1936: Birth of Abdul Qadeer Khan, Pakistani nuclear scientist who headed Pakistan’s nuclear program
http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/world/pakistan/khan.htm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3343621.stm

1944: Japanese troops conquer Jessima, East-India, start of an offensive on Indian territory
http://e-pao.net/GP.asp?src=19..290311.mar11

1950 : Establishment of diplomatic relations between China and India

1955: Birth of Humayun Akhtar Khan, Pakistani stateman
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humayun_Akhtar_Khan

1971: During the Bangladesh Liberation War, the Pakistan Army massacre over 1,000 people in Keraniganj Upazila, Bangladesh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jinjira_massacre

2001: The Dalai Lama begins a visit to Taiwan despite the opposition of Beijing
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1252478.stm

2001-04-01 Dalai Lama & Lu

2007: In Nepal, following an agreement that put an end to ten years of civil war and five communist leaders join the temporary government

2009: Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai is urged by the UN and Western aid agencies to abolish a new law that they say legalizes rape within marriage
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7977293.stm

2010: Hamid Karzai, the president of Afghanistan, delivers an extraordinarily harsh criticism of the Western governments fighting in his country, the United Nations and the Anglo-American press, accusing them of perpetrating the fraud that denied him an outright victory in last summer’s presidential elections
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/02/world/asia/02afghan.html?ref=asia

2011: Afghan officials said at least twelve people have been killed at a United Nations operational centre in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif when protest against the burning of the Quran turned violent. The attack appears to be the deadliest against the UN in the country since the 2001 invasion
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/04/201141152010414184.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12940014

 

On 1st April in Southeast Asian history

1946-04-01 Malayan Union foundation

ON 1st APRIL IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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1851: King Mongkut acceeds to the Siamese throne, crowned on May 15
https://searchinginhistory.blogspot.fr/2014/12/mongkut-modernizing-king-of-siam.html
http://tudtu.tripod.com/rama4.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHJoQFuBs6o

1867: The Straits Settlement (Singapore, Penang and Malacca) become British Crown colony
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straits_Settlements

1901: At the Malacanang Palace, Aguildano who has been captured, swears on oath accepting the authority of the USA over the Philippines
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1051/today-in-philippine-history-april-1-1901-emilio-aguinaldo-volunteered-to-swear-his-allegiance-to-the-united-states

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_VPUKf90Nw&feature=related

1914: Birth Lor Tok, Thai comedian and actor, who died April 29, 2002
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lor_Tok

1929: Birth of Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai cartoonist, animator, film director and teacher
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Payut_Ngaokrachang

Payut Ngaokrachang

1944: Beginning of a two months failed siege of Kohima (Burma) by the Japanese
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/battle_kohima_1944.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9uD5Ipwegw

1946: Birth of the Malayan Union, but Singapore continues to be a British
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/history/events/e8db672a-3571-4fa3-9df0-220e83ee2a88
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19460402-1.2.19.aspx
http://ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/ass/article/viewFile/27008/16492

1946-04-01 Malayan Union foundation

1963: General Ne Win launches an amnesty offer to all the rebel groups

1963: Birth of Teddy Diaz, Filipino rock guitarist (The Dawn), who was killed on August 21, 1988
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teodoro_de_Villa_Diaz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxqiViiUk3A

1963: In Laos, neutralist Foreign Minister Quinim Pholsena is assassinated in Vientiane
http://www.foia.cia.gov/sites/default/files/document_conversions/89801/DOC_0000598464.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinim_Pholsena

1967: Under an US bombing, death of Đặng Văn Ngữ, Vietnamese physician, born on April 4, 1910
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/%C4%90%E1%BA%B7ng_V%C4%83n_Ng%E1%BB%AF

1968: North Vietnamese declare that they are ready to meet US representatives on the possibility to stop fighting. Proposition accepted by President Lyndon Johnson

1970: France calls for global negotiations on Indochina

1975: In Cambodia, end for president Lon Nol who flees to Indonesia
http://www.edwebproject.org/sideshow/history/end.html

Lon Nol exile

1981: Death of Eua Sunthornsanan, Thai composer and bandleader, born on January 21, 1910
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eua_Sunthornsanan

2001: Death of Trinh Cong Son, Vietnamese composer, born on 28 February 1939
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/1260527.stm
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/trinh-cong-son-mn0001239837
http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Trinh+Cong+Son&mid=8523B5B10FEEFFE547638523B5B10FEEFFE54763&FORM=LKVR#

Trinh Cong Son

2006: Death of In Tam, Cambodian general and politician, 26th short time Prime Minister of Cambodia in 1973, born on September 22, 1922
http://ki-media.blogspot.fr/2006/04/obituary-in-tam-lon-nol-era-leader.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Tam

2008: Pakatan Rakyat or PR (English: People’s Alliance) is established. The political coalition comprises a group of Malaysian political parties, namely, the People’s Justice Party (PKR), Democratic Action Party (DAP), and Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), who collectively worked together as the Barisan Rakyat (or People’s Front) during the 12th Malaysian general election in 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakatan_Rakyat

2012: Myanmar’s opposition claims a historic victory for pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in her first bid for a seat in parliament
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/04/20124113414427185.html

2013: In Myanmar, private dailies, forced to shut down following a military coup in 1964 are again allowed
http://www.euronews.com/2013/04/01/private-newspapers-return-to-myanmar/

2014: 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

2015: Thailand’s ruling junta lifts martial law imposed just before a coup 10 months ago, but it invokes a security clause in the country’s interim constitution that will mean the military will retain broad powers
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-politics-martiallaw/thai-junta-lifts-martial-law-but-retains-broad-powers-idUSKBN0MS4NI20150401

On 1st April in Japan’s history

ON 1 APRIL IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on April 1, 2019

1220: Birth of Go-Saga, 88th emperor of Japan (1242-1246) who died on 17th March 1272
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Saga

1637: Death of Niwa Nagashige, Japanese warlord, born on 11 May 1571
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Niwa_Nagashige

1793: In Japan, the volcano Unsen erupts killing about 53,000

1920: Birth of Toshiro Mifune, Japanese actor who died on 24 December 1997
http://www.atimes.com/article/toshiro-mifune-documentary-opens-new-york/
http://www.toshiromifune.org/biography/index.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjMi4XD2bL8

1944: Japanese troops conquer Jessima, East-India, first step of operations in India
http://e-pao.net/GP.asp?src=19..290311.mar11

1944: Beginning of a two months failed siege of Kohima (Burma) by the Japanese
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/battle_kohima_1944.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9uD5Ipwegw

1945: Americans start to invade Okinawa (Ryukyu)
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-troops-land-on-Okinawa
http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/battle-of-okinawa
http://www.historynet.com/battle-of-okinawa-operation-iceberg.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC06s_1Kt4Q

1980: Birth of Yūko Takeuchi, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0847624/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y%C5%ABko_Takeuchi

1986: Birth of Shunichi Miyamoto, Japanese musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shunichi_Miyamoto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FMbDXYzCNs

1993: Birth of Keito Okamoto, Japanese Singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keito_Okamoto
http://www.crunchyroll.com/group/Keito_Okamoto_love
http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Keito+Okamoto&mid=50DA0350D842AB414F2750DA0350D842AB414F27&FORM=LKVR16#

 

On 1st April in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 1st APRIL IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on April 1, 2019

325: Crown Prince Jin Chengdi, age 4, succeeds his father Jin Mingdi as emperor of the Eastern Jin Dynasty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Cheng_of_Jin

528: The daughter of Emperor Xiaoming of Northern Wei was made the « Emperor » as a male heir of the late emperor by Empress Dowager Hu but deposed and replaced by Yuan Zhao the next day. She was the first female monarch in the History of China, but not widely recognised
http://www.snipview.com/q/Daughter%20of%20Emperor%20Xiaoming%20of%20Northern%20Wei

1085: Death of Shenzong, the sixth emperor (1067-1085) of the Chinese Song dynasty, born on 25 May 1048
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Shenzong_of_Song_China

1927: Chiang Kai-shek decides to launch the anti-communist « party purge »

1928: Chiang Kai-shek’s army crosses the Yangzijiang to conquer northern China

1949: After three years of fighting, the Communist Party of China helds unsuccessful peace talks with Kuomintang

1950 : Establishment of diplomatic relations between China and India

1955: Death of Lin Huiyin, Chinese female architect and writer, born on June 6, 1904
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin_Huiyin

1969: Opening of the IXth congress of the Chinese Communist Party, up to March 24

1981: Birth of Aimee Chan, Miss Hong Kong 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aimee_Chan
http://www.alivenotdead.com/aimeechan

2001: An EP-3E United States Navy plane collides with a Chinese fighter jet which pilot is killed. The American crew makes an emergency landing on Hainan Island and detained  eleven days by the Chinese authorities
http://www.historycommons.org/timeline.jsp?us_military_specific_cases_and_issues=us_military_tmln_spy_plane_crash_in_china&timeline=us_military_tmln
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL30946.pdf

2001: The Dalai Lama begins a visit to Taiwan despite the opposition of Beijing
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1252478.stm

2001-04-01 Dalai Lama & Lu

2003: Death of Leslie Cheung, Hong Kong actor and singer, born on September 12, 1956
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_Cheung
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002000/
http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Leslie+Cheung&sk=&sc=1-13&mid=AA6CF743A98BA18CF7F2AA6CF743A98BA18CF7F2&FORM=LKVR8#

2009: China and France agree to restore high-level contacts, ending a rift that began after French President Nicolas Sarkozy met the Dalai Lama last year
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7976396.stm

2012: Thousands of Hong Kong people stage a noisy protest against the city’s incoming government chief and decried Beijing’s alleged interference in the city’s recent leadership election

2014: 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