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Vietnamese Protesters Rally Against China for 3rd Sunday

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Vietnamese demonstrators have rallied in Hanoi for a third straight Sunday to protest Chinese maritime practices, in an escalating regional dispute over potentially energy-rich islets in the South China Sea. The protesters gathered at the Chinese embassy and marched through nearby streets demanding that Beijing stay out of what Hanoi insists is Vietnamese territory. The […]

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Interpol Issues Warrants For 2 Vietnamese Execs

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A leading state-run Vietnamese newspaper says Interpol has issued global arrest warrants for two officials from the beleaguered Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group, Vinashin. The Tuoi Tre news report says warrants for the duo, former Vinashin finance officer Ho Ngoc Tung and subsidiary manager Giang Kim Dat, were issued at Hanoi’s request. Sunday’s report said the […]

US, Vietnam Hold Political, Security and Defense Dialogue

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States and Vietnam held the fourth annual Political, Security and Defense Dialogue in Washington Friday to discuss bilateral and regional security issues. The U.S. State Department said the dialogue was attended by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Andrew Shapiro and Vietnamese Standing Vice Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. The State Department said the […]

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Vietnam, US Begin Agent Orange Cleanup

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnam and the United States kicked off a joint effort Friday to clean up sites contaminated by Agent Orange, a dangerous chemical defoliant used during the two countries’ war which ended in 1975. The U.S.-funded operation aims to remove all unexploded ordnance around a former American air base at Danang. U.S. officials say once the […]

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Vietnam Holds Naval Drill as Tensions with China Grow

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Vietnam’s navy conducted live-fire artillery drills off its central coast Monday, following rising tensions with China over control in the South China Sea. The maneuvers began near an unoccupied island about 40 kilometers off the coast of Quang Nam province. Hanoi described the exercises as “routine training,” but Chinese state media strongly criticized the drills […]

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Vietnam Launches Naval Maneuvers As Tensions With China Grow

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnam launched military drills in the South China Sea Monday, firing naval guns off its central coast as a maritime dispute with neighboring China intensifies. The live-fire maneuvers, which lasted about four hours, took place near an unoccupied island about 40 kilometers off the coast of Quang Nam province. Hanoi said more drills would take […]

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Vietnam Mounts Artillery Drill Amid Tensions With China

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnam began a live-fire naval exercise off its coast Monday amid rising tensions with China over competing claims in the South China Sea. Vietnamese naval officers said the exercise was taking place around Hon Ong, an unoccupied island about 40 kilometers off the coast of central Quang Nam province and about 250 kilometers from the […]

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Vietnam Mounts Artillery Drill Amid Tensions With China

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnam announced the start a live-fire naval exercise off its coast Monday amid rising tensions with China over competing claims in the South China Sea. Vietnamese naval officers said the exercise would continue for at least six hours around Hon Ong, an unoccupied island about 40 kilometers off the coast of central Quang Nam province […]

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Vietnamese Stage Anti-China Protest

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Vietnamese authorities have permitted a new protest against China in Hanoi as a maritime dispute between the two countries escalates. About 100 people gathered Sunday in Hanoi, waving Vietnamese flags and shouting anti-China slogans. The protesters were surrounded by riot police and security personnel and dispersed peacefully after about half an hour. The demonstrators were […]

Vietnamese Stage Anti-China Protest

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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Around 100 Vietnamese protested outside the Chinese embassy in Hanoi for the second consecutive Sunday, demanding that China stay out of waters claimed by Vietnam. The protesters were surrounded by riot police and security personnel and dispersed peacefully after about half an hour. The demonstrators were also allowed to march through the streets of the […]

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