US, Vietnam discuss halting South China Sea reclamations

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter discussed halting land reclamation in the South China Sea with his Vietnamese counterpart in Hanoi on Monday in talks focused on maritime security.

Vietnam, US discuss military cooperation, South China Sea islands

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter discussed his call for an end to island-building in the South China Sea during talks on Monday with his Vietnamese counterpart, who told a news conference Vietnam had not been expanding its islands.

Vietnam says reports of China artillery on reclaimed land 'bad sign'

 Vietnam`s deputy defense minister said on Saturday that reports China had placed mobile artillery weapons on a reclaimed island in the disputed South China Sea were, if true, a very worrying development. 

Thais target soccer gold, Indos just want to play
Thais target soccer gold, Indos just want to play

At the Southeast Asian Games, the men`s soccer gold medal carries more weight than any of the other 400 on offer in a region where football bragging rights are the most priceless of commodities. 

Philippine, Vietnamese troops play soccer and sing on disputed island

Vietnamese and Philippine troops played soccer and sang karaoke on a South China Sea island on Wednesday in a sign of the growing security ties between the two Southeast Asian nations most at odds with Beijing over the contested waterway.

India, Vietnam agree to scale up defence cooperation

India and Vietnam have decided to enhance their bilateral defence cooperation and signed a joint vision statement for the next five years.

Vietnam's ''Ceramic King'' has over 100,000 antiques

 After almost 25 years of collecting antique ceramic items, a Vietnamese man has accumulated over 100,000 antique ceramic items and has been dubbed the "Ceramic King".

Vietnam's Defence Minister meets PM Modi

The Minister of National Defence of Vietnam, Gen. Phung Quang Thanh, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Monday.

Australia to bring home Vietnam war dead

Australian soldiers killed in the Vietnam war and buried in Malaysia and Singapore will be brought home with full military honours if their families agree, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Monday.

Australian livestock killed with sledgehammers in Vietnam

Australian officials on Wednesday said images of livestock shipped to Vietnam being killed with sledgehammers was "disgusting" but insisted there will be no knee-jerk reaction to ban the lucrative trade.

16 Cambodian garment workers killed in horrific road smash

At least 16 Cambodian garment workers were killed and 22 injured on their morning commute Tuesday when a bus crashed into the van transporting them, officials said.

Vietnam opposes Chinese fishing ban in disputed sea

Vietnam said it resolutely opposes a temporary Chinese ban on fishing in a some parts of the Gulf of Tonkin, a maritime area shared by the two countries, in the latest of a series of disputes in and around the South China Sea.

Japan steps up maritime engagement with Philippines, Vietnam

 The Philippines and Japan held their first joint naval exercises in the South China Sea on Tuesday, while Japan`s coastguard works with Vietnam this week, as Tokyo boosts maritime ties with two nations at odds with Beijing over the disputed waterway.

Vietnam wants PM Modi to raise maritime security issue with China

Vietnam has accused China of carrying out activities violating its sovereignty in the disputed South China Sea and hoped Prime Minister Narendra Modi would raise the issue of maritime security with China during his upcoming talks with the Chinese leadership.

Vietnam wants Modi to raise maritime security issue with China

 Vietnam has accused China of carrying out activities violating its sovereignty in the disputed South China Sea and hoped Prime Minister Narendra Modi would raise the issue of maritime security with China during his upcoming talks with the Chinese leadership.

China pursuing huge South China Sea land reclamation: US
China pursuing huge South China Sea land reclamation: US

 China has dramatically ramped up its land reclamation efforts in the South China Sea this year, building artificial islands at an unprecedented pace to bolster its territorial claims in the disputed area, US officials said Friday.

Japan, Philippines to hold first naval drill in South China Sea: Report
Japan, Philippines to hold first naval drill in South China Sea: Report

 Japan and the Philippines will hold their first joint naval drill this month in the South China Sea near a disputed shoal claimed by Beijing, sources in Tokyo and the Philippines said.

Images show Vietnam's South China Sea reclamation, China defends own

 Newly released images show Vietnam has carried out significant land reclamation at two sites in the disputed South China Sea, though the scale and pace is dwarfed by that of China, a US research institute said.

Philippines violating South China Sea code: China

China has accused the Philippines of violating a 13-year-old informal code of conduct in the South China Sea with its building work on disputed islets, firing back again after repeated criticism of China`s own construction work.

China says Philippines violating South China Sea code

China has accused the Philippines of violating a 13-year-old informal code of conduct in the South China Sea with its building work on disputed islets, firing back again after repeated criticism of China`s own construction work.