Communist states http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28356/all en FACTBOX-Key political risks to watch in Vietnam http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/factbox-key-political-risks-watch-vietnam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 29 (Reuters) - Tension with China about competing claims over portions of the South China Sea remains the top political risk in Vietnam, capable of creating international and domestic rifts.</p> <p>Major arms purchases may soon be under discussion, even as economic growth slows. Late last year Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung offered a rare apology for Vietnam's economic problems, and said the ruling Communist Party should work to implement reforms more quickly.</p> <p>RATINGS: (Unchanged unless stated)</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/factbox-key-political-risks-watch-vietnam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Communist states Socialism Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 04:45:03 +0000 5740856 at http://www.globalpost.com China, Vietnam set up dispute hotline amid summit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130620/china-vietnam-set-dispute-hotline-amid-summit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China and Vietnam have agreed to set up a hotline to resolve disputes in the South China Sea, where clashes between fishermen have stoked tensions between the countries, state media reported Thursday.</p> <p>The agreement was signed by agricultural authorities from Beijing and Hanoi on Wednesday, the state-run China Daily reported, amid a visit to China by Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130620/china-vietnam-set-dispute-hotline-amid-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Communist states Socialism Technology AFP Thu, 20 Jun 2013 09:31:59 +0000 5862134 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan, Vietnam agree to beef up maritime security cooperation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130916/japan-vietnam-agree-beef-maritime-security-cooperation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and his Vietnamese counterpart Phung Quang Thanh agreed Monday to boost cooperation in maritime security amid concern over China's growing naval activities, Japanese officials said.</p> <p> During their talks in Hanoi, Onodera was quoted by the officials as telling the Vietnamese defense minister that the rule of law and dialogue are vital in settling issues to secure stability in the Asian region.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130916/japan-vietnam-agree-beef-maritime-security-cooperation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Communist states Socialism Kyodo News International Mon, 16 Sep 2013 11:35:14 +0000 5935447 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry announces new security aid to SE Asia as US rivalry with China intensifies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131216/kerry-presses-human-rights-reforms-maritime-security-vietnam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>HANOI, Vietnam - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry offered harsh words for China and new maritime security assistance for Southeast Asia on Monday to bolster countries facing growing Chinese assertiveness in a region where the two world powers are jockeying for influence.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131216/kerry-presses-human-rights-reforms-maritime-security-vietnam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Communist states Member states of the United Nations Politics Social Issues Socialism Technology War The Canadian Press Mon, 16 Dec 2013 07:53:10 +0000 6021297 at http://www.globalpost.com US offers new support for Vietnam maritime security http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131216/us-offers-new-support-vietnam-maritime-security <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the United States would help Vietnam better police its seas amid an ongoing territorial squabble with China, as he met with the communist country's top leaders in Hanoi.</p> <p>Kerry, who arrived in Vietnam on Saturday on a trip aimed at shoring up ties with Southeast Asia, said the US would provide $32.5 million to help Southeast Asian nations, including Vietnam, patrol "territorial waters".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131216/us-offers-new-support-vietnam-maritime-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Communist states Member states of the United Nations War AFP Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:05:52 +0000 6021551 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. pledges $32.5 mil. for maritime security in Southeast Asia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131216/us-pledges-325-mil-maritime-security-southeast-asia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the United States will provide $32.5 million in financial aid to countries in Southeast Asia to help bolster their maritime security.</p> <p> Kerry made the commitment at a joint press conference with his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh after they met in Hanoi.</p> <p> Vietnam will receive $18 million of the new aid and is expected to acquire five high-speed coast guard vessels from Washington.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131216/us-pledges-325-mil-maritime-security-southeast-asia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Communist states Socialism Kyodo News International Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:16:24 +0000 6021553 at http://www.globalpost.com US offers new support for Vietnam maritime security http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131216/us-offers-new-support-vietnam-maritime-security-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the United States would help Vietnam and other countries police their seas better amid territorial disputes with China, as he met top leaders in Hanoi.</p> <p>Kerry, who arrived on Saturday on a trip aimed at shoring up ties with Southeast Asia, said the US would provide $32.5 million to help regional nations including Vietnam patrol "territorial waters".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131216/us-offers-new-support-vietnam-maritime-security-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Communist states John Kerry Member states of the United Nations War AFP Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:47:42 +0000 6021609 at http://www.globalpost.com Vietnam rejects China's new fisheries regulation as "illegal" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140110/vietnam-rejects-chinas-new-fisheries-regulation-illega <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Vietnam on Friday rejected as "illegal and invalid" China's new regulation requiring foreign vessels entering waters it claims in the South China Sea to obtain its approval before fishing there.</p> <p> In a statement issued late Thursday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Luong Thanh Nghi said China's move "further complicates the situation in the East Sea," as the disputed waters are known in Vietnam, and urged its northern neighbor to "rectify its wrongdoing and make practical contributions to maintain peace and stability in the region."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140110/vietnam-rejects-chinas-new-fisheries-regulation-illega" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Communist states Member states of the United Nations Kyodo News International Fri, 10 Jan 2014 14:17:18 +0000 6039886 at http://www.globalpost.com Vietnam rejects China's new fisheries regulation as "illegal" http://www.globalpost.com/node/6039887 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Vietnam on Friday rejected as "illegal and invalid" China's new regulation requiring foreign vessels entering waters it claims in the South China Sea to obtain its approval before fishing there.</p> <p> In a statement issued late Thursday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Luong Thanh Nghi said China's move "further complicates the situation in the East Sea," as the disputed waters are known in Vietnam, and urged its northern neighbor to "rectify its wrongdoing and make practical contributions to maintain peace and stability in the region."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/node/6039887" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Communist states Member states of the United Nations Kyodo News International Fri, 10 Jan 2014 14:17:18 +0000 6039887 at http://www.globalpost.com For South China Sea claimants, a legal venue to battle China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140212/south-china-sea-claimants-legal-venue-battle-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Greg Torode</p> <p>HONG KONG (Reuters) - When Philippine President Benigno Aquino compared China to the Germany of 1938 and called for global support as his country battles Beijing's claims in the South China Sea, he put the focus on a case that Manila has filed in an international court.</p> <p>The Philippines has taken its dispute with China to arbitration under the United Nations' Convention on the Law of the Sea and its lawyers say that the tribunal has discretionary powers to allow other states to join the action.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140212/south-china-sea-claimants-legal-venue-battle-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Communist states Member states of the United Nations Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 13 Feb 2014 03:19:26 +0000 6069194 at http://www.globalpost.com Vietnam says new Chinese oil exploration in South China Sea is illegal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140505/vietnam-says-new-chinese-oil-exploration-south-china-sea-i-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam demanded China stop oil drilling operations in a disputed patch of the South China Sea, saying on Monday that Beijing's decision to deploy a deep sea rig over the weekend was illegal.</p> <p>China's move was the latest in a series of provocative actions aimed at asserting its sovereignty in potentially oil and gas-rich waters that have raised tensions with Vietnam, the Philippines and other claimants.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140505/vietnam-says-new-chinese-oil-exploration-south-china-sea-i-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Communist states Member states of the United Nations Technology The Canadian Press Mon, 05 May 2014 08:31:14 +0000 6138624 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. investigates Chinese oil rig move amid Vietnam complaints http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140506/us-investigates-chinese-oil-rig-move-amid-vietnam-complaints <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Greg Torode</p> <p>HONG KONG (Reuters) - The United States said on Tuesday it was investigating the movement of a huge Chinese oil rig that Vietnam says has entered its waters, the latest show of Beijing's growing assertiveness to raise alarm among smaller countries in the region.</p> <p>The Vietnamese accusation came days after U.S. President Barack Obama visited Asia to underline his commitment to allies there, including Japan and the Philippines who are themselves locked in territorial disputes with China.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140506/us-investigates-chinese-oil-rig-move-amid-vietnam-complaints" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Communist states Member states of the United Nations Technology War Thomson Reuters Tue, 06 May 2014 14:02:31 +0000 6139917 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. criticizes Chinese oil rig move amid Vietnam protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140506/us-criticizes-chinese-oil-rig-move-amid-vietnam-protests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Greg Torode</p> <p>HONG KONG (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday sharply criticized the movement of a huge Chinese oil rig that Vietnam says has entered its waters, the latest show of Beijing's growing assertiveness to raise alarm among smaller countries in the region.</p> <p>The Vietnamese accusation came days after U.S. President Barack Obama visited Asia to underline his commitment to allies there, including Japan and the Philippines who are themselves locked in territorial disputes with China.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140506/us-criticizes-chinese-oil-rig-move-amid-vietnam-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Communist states Political geography Politics Technology War Thomson Reuters Wed, 07 May 2014 02:04:59 +0000 6140422 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. "concerned" about China-Vietnam ship collisions in S. China Sea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140508/us-concerned-about-china-vietnam-ship-collisions-s-chi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The United States expressed concern Wednesday about a series of recent collisions between Chinese and Vietnamese ships in connection with an oil rig project in a disputed area of the South China Sea.</p> <p> State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters, "We are strongly concerned about dangerous conduct and intimidation by vessels in the disputed area."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2014 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140508/us-concerned-about-china-vietnam-ship-collisions-s-chi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Communist states Political geography Politics Kyodo News International Thu, 08 May 2014 07:46:50 +0000 6141460 at http://www.globalpost.com Vietnam, China continue to square off in disputed waters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140508/vietnam-china-continue-square-disputed-waters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Tensions in a disputed part of the South China Sea remained high on Thursday, a Vietnamese coast guard official said, after a series of collisions this month between its and Chinese vessels, while Japan and the United States are urging Beijing to exercise restraint and avoid worsening the most serious situation in the area in years.</p> <p> "The overall situation is the same as what happened on Wednesday," Rear Adm. Ngo Ngoc Thu, vice commander of the Vietnam Coast Guard, told Kyodo News.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2014 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140508/vietnam-china-continue-square-disputed-waters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Communist states Political geography Politics Technology Kyodo News International Thu, 08 May 2014 14:11:32 +0000 6141771 at http://www.globalpost.com