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Weekly News 13/10-19/10

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-(Tuoitre 18/10) Vietnam concerned by violations of int’l law in East Sea: Vietnamese PM emphasized the need to exercise restraint, not to use or threat to use force, prevent acts that can cause tensions, and resolve disputes through peaceful measures in line with international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. –(VOV 17/10) Peaceful settlement of disputes needed, Vietnamese PM tells foreign media

-(Inquirer 18/10) PH, Vietnam to cooperate amid sea row: Vietnam and the Philippines have committed to work to convince their Asem partners to support the effective implementation of the 2002 Asean-China Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea and the expeditious conclusion of the Code of Conduct.


Weekly News 6/10-12/10

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-(Vietnamplus 9/10) China’s run-way construction in Hoang Sa is unlawful: China’s efforts to construct a 2,000m airstrip on Phu Lam island in Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago are unfounded and do not alter the fact that Vietnam holds indisputable sovereign rights over the archipelago, Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Hai Binh said on October 9 in a regular press conference.

-(BBC 9/10) China media criticise 'growing' US-Japan military ties: Papers in China criticise the US for pursuing closer military ties with Japan and Vietnam.


Weekly News 29/9-5/10

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-(CSIS) Perspectives on the South China Sea: Diplomatic, Legal, and Security Dimensions of the Dispute

-(The Economist 3/10) Joining the dashes: The South China Sea’s littoral states will fight in the museums, in the archives and on the maps. -(The Diplomat 2/10) Is Indonesia Beijing’s Next Target in the South China Sea?


Weekly News 22/9-28/9

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-(Vietnamnet 26/9) Vietnam ready to take fishermen protection measures: Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Hai Binh has reiterated the Vietnamese Government’s readiness to launch necessary measures to protect fishermen’s normal activities in traditional fishing grounds at a regular Foreign Ministry press briefing in Hanoi on September 25th.

-(Vietnamplus 25/9) Deputy PM and FM presents Vietnam’s place in world order: Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh delivered remarks on Vietnam’s place in the world order to the Asia Society members on the sidelines of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 69) in New York on September 24th.


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


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