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Vietnam scientists spot rare endangered primates

Vietnam scientists spot rare endangered primates

Because of the increase in the recent mining and poaching activities, their numbers had decreased and the scientists feared that these rare creatures might fade away.

7 killed in Vietnam's typhoon Dianmu

At least seven persons were killed and two went missing as typhoon Dianmu hit Vietnam, authorities said on Sunday.

Indonesia sinks foreign boats to mark independence

Indonesia sinks foreign boats to mark independence

Indonesia sank dozens of impounded foreign boats to mark Independence Day, an official said Wednesday, as President Joko Widodo steps up a campaign to stop foreign fishermen from "stealing" in its waters

Up to India to decide its position on South China Sea: Chinese FM Wang Yi

Up to India to decide its position on South China Sea: Chinese FM Wang Yi

Both Foreign Ministers Wang Yi and Sushma Swaraj have been meeting regularly on the margins of multilateral meetings. 

Philippines seeks formal talks with China amid South China Sea tensions: Ramos

Philippines seeks formal talks with China amid South China Sea tensions: Ramos

China claims almost the entire South China Sea, through which more than USD 5 trillion of trade moves annually.

Narendra Modi's visit will open new page in bilateral relations: Vietnam

Vietnamese Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh said the situation in the South China Sea region was "getting worse" with militarisation.

Vietnam to launch digital visas next year

Vietnam is working on a scheme to grant electronic visas for foreign visitors from next year, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said.

Vietnam moves new rocket launchers into disputed South China Sea

Vietnam moves new rocket launchers into disputed South China Sea

Vietnam has discreetly fortified several of its islands in the disputed South China Sea with new mobile rocket launchers capable of striking China's runways and military installations across the vital trade route.

Vietnam moves new rocket launchers into disputed South China Sea: Sources

The launchers have been hidden from aerial surveillance and they have yet to be armed, but could be made operational with rocket artillery rounds within two or three days, according to the three sources.

China preparing for war? Builds military hangers in disputed South China Sea islands

China preparing for war? Builds military hangers in disputed South China Sea islands

China claims most of the South China Sea despite the claims made by The Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei over their share of the waters.

Japan warns China over `territorial aggression`

Japan warns China over `territorial aggression`

Beijing is under pressure to respect a UN-backed tribunal`s finding last month that there is no legal basis for its ambitions over the South China Sea.

About 400 baby crocodiles seized in China

About 400 baby crocodiles seized in China

The crocodiles were found in a rented house in Dongxing City on Friday when police were collecting home registration information.

Beijing urged to accept South China Sea ruling

Japan, Australia and the US on Tuesday urged China to recognise the ruling by The Hague`s Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in favour of the Philippines over its South China Sea dispute with Beijing.

US, China hold NSA-level talks after South China Sea verdict

US, China hold NSA-level talks after South China Sea verdict

The US on Monday called for candour and openness ahead of NSA-level talks with China here, the first such high-level political dialogue since an international tribunal rejected Beijing's expansive claims over the strategic South China Sea.

Beijing dodges ASEAN rebuke over South China Sea row

Southeast Asian nations avoided rebuking Beijing or mentioning a recent UN-backed tribunal ruling against its claims in the South China Sea in a statement issued that will be seen as a victory for the regional giant.

China, North Korea envoys hold talks in Laos

Top envoys from China and North Korea held talks on the sidelines of a regional summit in Laos as tensions run high on the Korean peninsula over Pyongyang`s nuclear programme.

Vietnam warns South China Sea is a `test` of ASEAN

Vietnam has warned that the inability of Southeast Asian nations to forge a unified front against Beijing`s militarisation of the South China Sea is a "test" of the regional bloc in the face of its greatest security challenge.

No ASEAN consensus on South China Sea row for now

No ASEAN consensus on South China Sea row for now

Southeast Asia's main grouping apparently failed to reach a consensus on how to deal with China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea, intensifying a diplomatic stalemate that officials said they hope to resolve after closed-door parleys on Sunday.

China builds massive seaplane: State media

China has completed production of the world`s largest amphibious aircraft, state media has said, the latest effort in the country`s program to wean itself off dependence on foreign aviation firms. 

China removed missiles from South China Sea islands ahead of UN verdict

China removed missiles from South China Sea islands ahead of UN verdict

China has removed its new generation surface-to-air missiles from a disputed island in the South China Sea after US withdrew its aircraft carrier ahead of a landmark verdict by an UN-backed tribunal, a media report said on Saturday.