Is China preparing for war?

Military drills and missile shootings The summer of 2020 saw strong activity by both the US and Chinese navies in the East Sea (South China Sea). Two groups of US aircraft carriers operated together in the South China Sea at…
Biden’s foreign policy and the South China Sea issue

Since winning more than 270 electoral votes, President-elect Joe Biden has contacted leaders of allied countries, pledging to mend partnerships that have been dented over the past few years, and reasserted the US’s commitment to mutual security agreements which have…
The Hanoi Declaration does not mention the South China Sea disputes

Vietnam and other countries participating East Asian Summit did not mention territorial sea disputes in the South China Sea in the Hanoi Declaration in the context of the ASEAN countries focusing on trade and the COVID-19 pandemic, with the conclusion…
Threat from China’s new Coast Guard law

China on November 4, 2020, publicly released a draft amendment to allow its China Coast Guard to use weapons in waters that Beijing considers under China’s jurisdiction. According to political observers, the Chinese National People’s Congress will approve it during…
How the Vietnamese think about the recent visit to Pompeo?

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo just ended his last Asia’s tour to Vietnam on October 30, in which he repeatedly sent a message calling for Asian countries to cooperate with the US in dealing with security threats posed by…
Possibility of war breaking out in the South China Sea

Dr. Le Thu Huong, a senior researcher of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, commented on Vietnam-China relations in the context of increasing tensions in the East Sea (South China Sea), without eliminating the risk of military conflict in the sea.…
Vietnam buys Israel surveillance system to equip Coast Guard force

Vietnam has just selected the Israeli company Controp as a supplier of surveillance systems for the new ships of its Coast Guard, Israel’s media cited the information from Controp on Sept 11. Control is a manufacturer specializing in photoelectric and…