US utility plans $13bn windfarm for South China Sea, says Vietnam

AES operates in 15 countries, one of which is Vietnam. It has been in the country since 2008, when it formed the company now known as AES Mong Duong, in which it has a 51% stake. The remaining shares are held by South Korea’s Posco Energy (30%) and the China Investment Corporation (19%). This was formed to develop the $2.1bn 1.2GW Mong Duong coal-fired power plant in the northeastern province of Quang Ninh. Source link

Webinar on “Vietnam – China South China Sea Disputes: Recent Developments and Prospect”

In this webinar, Dr Vu Hai Dang provided a comprehensive overview of the South China Sea disputes between Vietnam and China, examining issues that have been resolved and those currently under negotiation. He also provided insights into how the disputes might evolve in the future. VIETNAM STUDIES PROGRAMME WEBINAR Tuesday, 1 March 2022 – ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute hosted a webinar on “Vietnam – China South China Sea Disputes: Recent Developments and Prospects” presented by Dr Vu Hai Dang, an Ocean Law and Policy Senior Research Fellow at the Centre…

Vietnam protests as China declares annual South China Sea fishing ban — Radio Free Asia

China has once again announced a unilateral fishing moratorium in the South China Sea, to vigorous protests by Vietnam but the Philippines has so far not reacted. The three-and-half-month ban began on Sunday and covers the waters north of 12 degrees north latitude in the South China Sea which Vietnam and the Philippines also call their “traditional fishing grounds.” Hanoi spoke up against the fishing ban, calling it “a violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty and territorial jurisdiction.” The moratorium applies to part of the Gulf of Tonkin, and the Paracel Islands…

Vietnam builds up defences against China in Spratly Islands

Amid the growing activities in the South China Sea region by Beijing, Vietnam has been building up its defences in the Spratly Islands for the past two years “to ensure it can strike Chinese facilities”. Citing the Centre for Strategic and International Studies’ Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative’s report, South China Morning Post said that emplacements for air and coastal defence systems have been installed on most of Vietnam’s bases in the Spratly islands, with the most significant upgrades at West Reef and Sin Cowe Island. The report further stated that…

Vietnam protests China’s illegal drills near Paracel Islands

By Tien Anh  &nbspJuly 21, 2022 | 02:00 am PT Satellite photo shows North Island, part of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, September 2017. Photo by Planet Labs via Reuters Chinese drills near the Paracel Islands violated Vietnam’s sovereignty and complicated the situation in the South China Sea, the foreign affairs ministry said Thursday. “We vehemently oppose all activities that violate Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Paracel and Spratly islands,” deputy spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pham Thu Hang said at a Thursday press meet. She…

Why Vietnam can’t and won’t leave Russia’s side

HANOI – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met this week with Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, a top-level sign that the Cold War allies remain close in the New Cold War era. Lavrov’s visit was at the invitation of Vietnam’s foreign ministry, per the Vietnamese government, and is the first by a Russian official since hostilities broke out with Ukraine on February 24. Vietnam is Russia’s top Southeast Asian partner and is viewed as a lynchpin…

Russia’s Lavrov enjoys warm relations with Vietnam ahead of frosty Bali reception — BenarNews

Sergey Lavrov traveled to Russia’s closest ASEAN ally, Vietnam, before heading to the G20 foreign ministers’ meeting starting Thursday. The Russian foreign minister traveled to Hanoi for the quick visit with Moscow’s main Southeast Asian partner before attending a G20 meeting in Bali where Lavrov’s Canadian counterpart has warned she would not shake his hand. Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly told Canadian media she would instead “confront him with facts and expose Russia’s narrative for what it is: lies and disinformation” about the war in Ukraine. Canada, along with…

US aircraft carrier to visit Vietnam as Western allies stage war games — BenarNews

An F/A-18F Super Hornet launches from the flight deck of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Philippine Sea in March 2020. [U.S. Navy] The shipping and maritime sources close to the Vietnamese Navy said the USS Ronald Reagan, carrying 90 aircraft including F/A-18E Super Hornets and sophisticated missile systems, is to pay a five-day visit to Danang in central Vietnam “sometime in the next two weeks.” All visits by foreign warships are regulated by the Vietnamese military which doesn’t want to be seen as siding with…

Respect each other’s legitimate interests in South China Sea, Vietnam tells China

BAGAN (Vietnam News/Asia News Network): Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bùi Thanh Sơn had a meeting with Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday (July 4) as the two participated in the 7th Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held in Bagan, Myanmar. During their talks, both sides highly valued the progress of the Vietnam-China relations over the years with regular high-level meetings and stably growing trade partnership. Sơn affirmed that the Party and State of Vietnam always attached great importance to the friendship and cooperation with…