Chinese ships become more aggressive 21:09 | 07/06/2014
VGP – Chinese ships continued to take more aggressive actions to guard its oil rig illegally placed in Viet Nam’s exclusive economic zone, representative of the Viet Nam Fisheries Surveillance Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development reported Saturday.
VN continues protest against China at UN 20:34 | 07/06/2014

VGP – The Representative of Viet Nam to the United Nations on June 6 sent to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s Diplomatic Note addressed to China to oppose China’s continued illegal operation of the oil rig Haiyang Shiyou 981 in Viet Nam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf.

Chinese media invited to uncover the truth 14:14 | 07/06/2014
VGP - Deputy Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh was qouted by the Voice of Viet Nam as saying that he has extended an invitation to Chinese media to participate in field trips into Viet Nam’s territorial waters where China has illegally placed its oil rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 to learn the truth behind their slanderous allegations.
National sovereignty is inviolable, Gov't official affirms 13:35 | 07/06/2014

VGP – Viet Nam will never sacrifice its independence, sovereignty for anything and the country will stand firm in the face of any threat or imposition.

China has no legal basis to claim sovereignty over Hoang Sa, Truong Sa 18:30 | 06/06/2014

VGP - Viet Nam has sufficient historical and legal evidence to prove its sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) islands, which the country occupied peacefully in the 17th century and has since excercised its jurisdiction over them.

VN mission in Geneva criticises China’s acts in East Sea 14:57 | 06/06/2014

VGP - The Vietnamese delegation to the United Nations, World Trade Organisaiton and other international organisations in Geneva, sent a diplomatic note on June 5 to the permanent representative missions of countries in Geneva and Swiss-based international organisations.

Thailand’s stance on current developments in East Sea 21:26 | 05/06/2014

VGP – Thailand’s acting Minister for Foreign Affairs Sihasak Phuangketkeow on June 5 granted an exclusive interview to the Viet Nam Government Portal regarding the current developments in the East Sea, on the occasion of his on-going visit to Viet Nam.

China’s inhumane acts injure 12 Vietnamese, damage 24 vessels 21:24 | 05/06/2014

VGP – Since May 3, Chinese vessels guarding the oil rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 illegally placed in Viet Nam’s waters have injured 12 Vietnamese people and damaged 24 vessels of the Viet Nam law enforcement forces, officials said.

Thailand reaffirms traditional relations with VN 20:36 | 05/06/2014

VGP – Thailand will continue to maintain and expand the traditional friendship and strategic partnership with Viet Nam, affirmed acting Minister for Foreign Affairs Sihasak Phuangketkeow.

Taiwan to expand investment in VN 14:31 | 05/06/2014

VGP – Taiwanese businesses will expand investment activities and continue with projects in Viet Nam, said Chairwoman of the Council of the Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce to Viet Nam Liu Mei Teh.