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Weekly News 15/9-21/9

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-(Straits times 19/9) Separating fact from fiction in South China Sea conundrum: It is time to separate fact from fiction when it comes to several oft-made statements.

-(Manila times 19/9) India, Vietnam call for order in disputed waters: At the conclusion of his trip to Vietnam, Mukherjee and his counterpart, Truong Tan Sang, issued a joint communique in which they called for countries to stand for freedom of navigation in the disputed South China Sea


Weekly News 8/9-14/9

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-(CogitAsia 12/9) Vietnam’s Naval Upgrades Likely Will Limit but not Deter China in the South China Sea: Should armed conflict erupt, Vietnam has the capability to inflict damage on China. But could Hanoi inflict enough damage to actually deter it?

-(RSIS 12/9) Energy Competition in South China Sea: A Front-burner Issue? The recent clashes between Vietnam and China over the latter’s deployment of a deep-water drilling rig in disputed waters have refocused the spotlight on energy in the South China Sea. How important is it as a driver in China’s South China Sea policy?


Weekly News 1/9-7/9

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-(SCMP 6/9) China says 2 pilots died in aircraft carrier tests: Two Chinese test pilots were killed during development of the country’s first aircraft carrier fighter wing, state media said, in a rare admission of problems with the hugely popular naval program.

-(The Nation 6/9) China-Asean ties: Soft power snagged in South China Sea: Beijing's multifaceted relationship with Southeast Asia is hamstrung by its hard line on territorial claims.


Weekly News 25/8-31/8

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-(Vietnamplus 27/8) Vietnam, China agree to restore, develop ties: In the context of complex rapid international and regional development, Vietnam and China need to strengthen cooperation, rationally solve disputes and work together to create a peaceful and stable environment to develop their countries and improve the living conditions of the peoples of the two sides.

-(Vietnamplus 27/8) ASEAN Maritime Forum opens in Da Nang: The 5th ASEAN Maritime Forum (AMF) kicked off in the central city of Da Nang on August 27, with representatives from all 10 ASEAN member countries.


Weekly News 18/8-24/8

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-(Vietnamplus 21/8) Vietnam condemns inhuman acts against fishermen: Vietnam strongly condemns inhumane actions against its fishermen operating legally in the country’s waters, said Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Le Hai Binh at a regular press briefing in Hanoi on August 21.

-(The New York Times 21/8) New Map Shows China’s True Expanse, General Says: Two new maps being issued in China this summer are stirring debate across Asia.


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