Japan will step up its activity in the contested South China Sea (Vietnam's East Sea) through joint training patrols with the United States and bilateral and multilateral exercises with regional navies, Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said on Thursday. Inada said in a speech at Washington's Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank that Japan's increased engagement in the area, where Japan shares U.S. concerns about China's pursuit of extensive territorial claims, would include capacity building for coastal nations. Inada, whose country has its own dispute with China over territory in the East China Sea, said that if the world condoned attempts to change the rule of law and allowed "rule bending" to succeed, the "consequences could become global." "In this context, I strongly support the U.S. Navy's freedom-of-navigation operations, which go a long way to upholding the rules-based international maritime order," she said. "Japan, for its part, will increase … [Read more...] about Japan to boost role in flashpoint waters with training patrols with U.S.
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China is Vietnam's biggest lychee customer, buying on average some of 60 percent of the annual crop, according to official statistics. “Farmers prefer doing business with Chinese firms rather than local traders because they are willing to buy large quantities and offer higher prices,” said a fruit trader in Luc Ngan, a small town just north of Hanoi. He added that Chinese traders are going to descend on the town in the next 20 days when the tropical fruit hits its short six-week season peak. “When the time comes, you will see Chinese traders on every street corner in Luc Ngan. They visit lychee plantations in groups of dozen people. They carefully choose and grade the fruit then make deals with local farmers,” he continued. Nguyen Thi Ly, a local trader, said last year she exported about 200 tons of lychees that she had managed to buy from local growers to China. “Lychee growers forecast that this year’s output will be only 70 percent of last … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s lychee farmers still look to China as main export market
1. Party chief pays official visits to China General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong paid an official visit to China (April 7-10) at the invitation of General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and President of China Xi Jinping. During his stay, the Party chief held talks with Party General Secretary and State President Xi Jinping; met with member of the CPC Politburo Standing Committee and Premier of the State Council Li Keqiang, member of the CPC Politburo Standing Committee and Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress Zhang Dejiang; member of the CPC Politburo Standing Committee and Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Yu Zhengsheng. Concluding the visit, they issued the Vietnam-China joint communiqué affirming the outcomes of the visit and key perceptions reached between Party and State leaders … [Read more...] about Nhandan Newspaper – April 6 – 12: Party chief pays official visit to China
Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Le Hai Binh. Photo: VNA A Vietnamese woman reportedly cheated and trafficked to China has been rescued and returned home safely, said Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Le Hai Binh at a regular press conference on September 10. Earlier, the Foreign Ministry received a report through its citizen protection hotline for Lam Bich Tuyen was being detained in an unknown place in China’s Fujian province. Immediately after receiving the information, the ministry directed the Vietnamese Embassy in China to work with authorised Chinese agencies to verify the information and rescue the victim, said Binh. On September 4, the embassy, in collaboration with Fujian province’s police, sent Tuyen home, he said. Regarding the death of a Vietnamese national during a clash in Osaka, Japan, the spokesperson said the Vietnamese Consulate General in Osaka worked with the Japanese side to confirm the surrounding information and roll out necessary … [Read more...] about Bản in : Woman trafficked to China successfully rescued: FM spokesperson
1. PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc pays visit to China Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc set foot in Guangxi Province on September 10, commencing his official visit to China from September 10-15 at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. During his stay, the PM met with Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli and Secretary of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's Party Committee Peng Qinghua as well as chaired a roundtable conference with the CEOs of China's leading businesses. He also attended the opening ceremony of the 13th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO), visited exhibition pavilions at the CAEXPO and attended the China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (CABIS). 2. French President pays State visit to Vietnam French President Francois Hollande paid a State visit to Vietnam from September 5-7 at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart, Tran Dai Quang. During his stay, the French President held talks with President Tran Dai Quang and met with Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime … [Read more...] about Nhandan Newspaper – September 5-11: Prime Minister pays visit to China