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-(The Guardian 17/7) Despite oil rig removal, China and Vietnam row still simmers: Withdrawal of rig welcomed by Hanoi and Washington, but observers still fear escalation of conflict over South China Sea

-(Reuters 17/7) China studies floating gas plants for South China Sea: Chinese energy giant CNOOC Group is studying the possibility of building a multi-billion-dollar floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) vessel, as-yet untried technology that would likely be used to produce gas from the deep waters of the South China Sea.


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-(Vietnamplus 11/7) Vietnam welcomes US Senate’s Resolution 412: Vietnam has welcomed the US Senate’s Resolution 412 which calls on China to withdraw its drilling rig and associated maritime forces from their current positions, and to return immediately to the status quo as it existed before May 1st, 2014.

-(CSIS) Recent Trends in the South China Sea and U.S. Policy


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-(Tuoitre 4/7) China seizes Vietnamese ship with 6 fishermen off Hoang Sa: Six Vietnamese fishermen and their boat, of central Quang Ngai province, were detained by Chinese vessels off Vietnam’s Hoang Sa archipelago in the East Vietnam Sea on Thursday, local authorities reported.

-(Vietnamplus 4/7) Vietnam sends paper affirming island sovereignty to UN: The Permanent Mission of Vietnam to the United Nations on July 3 sent a paper to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon opposing China’s illegal occupation of the Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago and asserting Vietnam’s sovereignty over it. -(Vietnamplus 3/7) Vietnam persists with peaceful solution to East Sea dispute


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-(Vietnamplus 26/6) Vietnam has firm evidence to prove China’s wrongful actions: Vietnam has adequate evidence to prove and confirm that Chinese ships had intentionally rammed and damaged its vessels, heard a regular press conference of the Foreign Ministry on June 26.

-(NHK 26/6) Biden, Lee discuss South China Sea disputes: US Vice President Joe Biden and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have agreed on the importance of finding peaceful resolutions to territorial disputes in the South China Sea. -(War on the Rocks 26/6) China’s problem with rules: Managing a reluctant stakeholder


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-(Reuters 19/6) Philippines, U.S. to hold naval drills near disputed shoal in South China Sea: Philippine and American troops are set to hold naval exercises this month near a disputed shoal, which will almost certainly anger China with tension already high in the South China Sea. -(The National Interest 19/6) As Tensions Rise in the South China Sea Rise: The Philippines' Military Modernizes

-(VOV 19/6) Over 100 scholars attend East Sea seminar in Danang: Increased tensions and solutions to the territorial dispute over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos in the East Sea will be hotly debated at a seminar in Danang on June 20-21. -(Jamestown 19/6) Business and Politics in the South China Sea: Explaining HYSY 981’s Foray into Disputed Waters


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