Vice President Joe Biden expressed the US’s serious concern about China’s behaviour

Vice President Joe Biden expressed the US’s serious concern about China’s behaviour during his meeting with Chinese People’s Liberation Army Chief of General Staff Fang Fenghui at the White House on May 15.

ASEAN Summit-24 Chair issued statement on East Sea situation

The Chair of the 24th ASEAN Summit has issued a statement expressing deep concerns over the ongoing developments in the East Sea. 

ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Statement on East Sea situation

Foreign ministers of the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on May 10 voiced their concern over the escalating tension in the East Sea, and called on the parties concerned to exercise self-restraint.

US Senators express concerns over maritime dispute in South China Sea

A bipartisan group of senators called recent actions by Chinese ships in the South China Sea "deeply troubling," and urged their colleagues to pass a senate resolution 

US Senator and Congressman criticise China's acts in East Sea

US Senator John McCain and Congressman Eni Faleomavaega have released statements about China's acts in the East Sea

China's oil rig violates Vietnam's sovereignty

China has positioned an oil rig together with many escort vessels deep into Vietnam’s continental shelf, violating Vietnam’s sovereignty, Vietnamese officials informed the media at an international press conference on May 7. 

Vietnam demands China withdraw from territorial waters

Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh spoke on the phone with Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi on the afternoon of May 6 on China’s drilling rig HYSY-981 and its ships operating in Vietnam’s waters

Vietnam and US sign nuclear agreement

Vietnam and the US on May 6 officially signed a bilateral agreement on using nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, which marks an important step in the trusted partnership between the two countries in the realm.

Vietnam opposes China's illegal drilling rig in its waters

Any activity conducted by foreign countries in Vietnam’s waters without permission is illegal and void, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Hai Binh has affirmed, adding that the country absolutely opposes it.

Senator Patrick Leahy concludes Vietnam's visit

Patrick Leahy, President Pro Tempore of the US Senate, wrapped up his productive five-day visit to Vietnam on April 20. 

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