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Weekly News 19/1-25/1

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-(Vietnamplus 22/1) Vietnam reiterates it’s stance on East Sea (South China Sea) issue: Vietnam firmly requests China immediately desist upgrade and construction projects that damage or destroy the status quo of Truong Sa archipelago and not repeat similar erroneous actions. –(Rappler 22/1) Photos show China's 'massive' reclamation in South China Sea

-(Channel NewsAsia 22/1) Philippines slams China island building as Beijing hits back: The Philippine foreign secretary said the Chinese actions in the Spratly islands would impact freedom to navigate the strategic mineral-rich waters, through which large volumes of the world's trade pass. –(Xinhua 22/1) China urges U.S. to be impartial in South China Sea


Weekly News 12/1-18/1

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-(The Bangkok Post 16/1) Malaysia unlikely to get tough with China: Malaysia was expected not to push hard on politically sensitive issues such as the Code of Conduct.

-(Thanhnien News 15/1) Vietnam, India seek to cement defense ties: It will be Vietnam's first strategic defense dialogue with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, which is seeking to expand military cooperation with the Southeast Asian country.


Weekly News 5/1-11/1

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-(Vietnamplus 9/1) Vietnam protests against China’s illegal acts: Chairman Vo Cong Chanh demanded that China stop all those activities to maintain peace, friendship, and cooperation between the two countries and in the region.

-(National Interest 9/1) Face-Off: China vs. ASEAN in the South China Sea and Beyond: There are many reasons to be cautiously optimistic vis-à-vis the possibility that this year could mark a diplomatic milestone in the South China Sea disputes.


Weekly News 29/12-4/1

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-(South China Morning Post 29/12) China has too many hands steering its maritime policy: Volatility is inevitable with each actor pushing their own agenda.

-(University of Nottingham 29/12) South China Sea Arbitration: Vietnam Makes Submission to Court: Hanoi’s decision to join the international arbitration case should not be seen in isolation, but rather as part of a multi-faceted strategy. –(Eurasiareview 28/12) Maritime engagement strategies of Japan and China towards Southeast Asia: an Indonesian perspective


Weekly News 22/12-28/12

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-(Xinhua 27/12) China, Vietnam agree to properly settle maritime disputes: "We are ready to beef up coordination with Vietnam, enhance personnel training and media swaps, to lay solid public opinion foundation for the development of China-Vietnam ties," visiting Yu Zhengsheng, a Chinese senior official, said. –(Vietnamplus 26/12) China’s top political advisor welcomed in Hanoi

-(The Diplomat 27/12) China's Foreign Policy in 2014: A Year of 'Big Strokes': A look at China’s foreign policy moves in 2014, and what’s in store for 2015.


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