• Cooperation, dialogues important to East Sea dispute settlement: scholars

    Cooperation, dialogues important to East Sea dispute settlement: scholars

    Many scholars from countries that claim no territory in the East Sea have said that maintaining maritime freedom, devising coordination mechanisms and controlling conflicts on the basis of respect for law and mutual trust between concerned parties are important to settling disputes.

  • Vietnam, Japan want effective COC in East Sea 

    Vietnam, Japan want effective COC in East Sea

    Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Defence Nguyen Chi Vinh and his Japanese counterpart Ro Manabe agreed at a meeting on September 12 that the China-ASEAN Code of Conduct (COC) on the East Sea should be effective and legally binding.

  • ASEAN needs Code of Conduct in East Sea soon

    ASEAN needs Code of Conduct in East Sea soon

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) always supports the early approval of an effective and legally-binding Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC), the Foreign Ministry’s Spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said at a regular press conference in Hanoi on August 3.

  • Hoang Sa-Truong Sa exhibition comes to Thai Nguyen

    Hoang Sa-Truong Sa exhibition comes to Thai Nguyen

    An exhibition displaying maps and documents on Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos opened in Dong Hy district in the northern province of Thai Nguyen, on August 4.

  • Vietnam objects to China’s opening of cinema on Phu Lam island

    Vietnam objects to China’s opening of cinema on Phu Lam island

    China’s construction and opening of a cinema on Phu Lam island in Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago violate Vietnam’s sovereignty over the archipelago, said Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang.

  • Vietnam welcomes Hague ruling

    Vietnam welcomes Hague ruling

    Vietnam on July 12 welcomed the final ruling issued by an international tribunal in The Hague, which rejected China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea (East Sea).

  • Arbitration Tribunal rules to have jurisdiction over East Sea-related case filed by the Philippines against China

    Arbitration Tribunal rules to have jurisdiction over East Sea-related case filed by the Philippines against China

    On October 29, 2015, the Arbitral Tribunal (the Tribunal) constituted under Annex VII to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (the Convention) to settle the East Sea (West Philippines Sea (WPS) by Filippinos)-related case filed by the Republic of the Philippines (the Philippines) against the People’s Republic of China (China), issued an Award on Jurisdiction and Admissibility.

  • Vietnam establishes legal framework for integrated management of marine resources

    Vietnam establishes legal framework for integrated management of marine resources

    The recently passed Law on Marine and Island Resources and Environment provides a new method of managing marine and island resources in order to promote effective and sustainable exploitation and use of these resources and protect the marine environment.

  • Vietnam reaffirms importance of UNCLOS

    Vietnam reaffirms importance of UNCLOS

    A Vietnamese representative has again stressed the important role of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) as the Constitution of the seas and oceans which provides a comprehensive and sound legal framework for all activities carried out in the seas and oceans.