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Vietnam's 2014 GDP highest in 3 years

Dec 31, 2014 - 4:25 PM

Vietnam s economy grows 5 98 in 2014 after Hanoi eased investor fears following the oil rig incident with China

ECONOMIC GROWTH. This picture taken on December 14, 2014 shows buildings of the financial district of Ho Chi Minh city looming over the Saigon River. Photo by Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

Aquino fears China oil rig in Philippine waters – report

Sep 24, 2014 - 10:42 AM

President Benigno Aquino III tells the Associated Press that the Philippines will stick up for its territorial rights in the disputed South China Sea

FACING CHINA. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III says he is concerned about China's moves in the disputed South China Sea. In this photo, he speaks at Harvard University's John F Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA on September 22, 2014. Photo by CJ Gunther/EPA

Chinese tourists abandon Vietnam after oil rig row

Jul 20, 2014 - 5:38 PM

China employs tourism politics as Chinese tourists who make up the largest single group of arrivals in Vietnam abandon trips as a result of a recent oil rig row

TOURISM POLITICS. This picture taken on July 16, 014 shows foreign tourists enjoying a city tour by cyclos in Hanoi downtown. Photo by Hoang Dinh Nam / AFP

China blames Vietnam for ramming ships again

Jun 25, 2014 - 9:10 AM

To pin down China however Vietnam releases images of the latest ramming incident between Hanoi and Beijing in the disputed South China Sea

LATEST INCIDENT. This handout photo taken on June 23, 2014 and released to AFP on June 24, 2014 by Vietnam's maritime police allegedly shows a Chinese boat (left) supposedly ramming a Vietnamese vessel (right) in contested waters near China's deep sea drilling rig in the South China Sea. Photo by Vietnam's Maritime Police/AFP

Philippines, Vietnam can share disputed sea – envoy

Jun 14, 2014 - 9:30 AM

Joint exploration however won t work with China Vietnamese Ambassador to the Philippines Truong Trieu Duong says it will be like recognizing China s claim and falling into its trap

Vietnam to Philippines: United, we will win

Jun 12, 2014 - 5:50 PM

China s acts against Vietnam also threaten the Philippines says the Vietnamese ambassador in an interview with Rappler

China defends oil rig in dispute with Vietnam

Jun 09, 2014 - 1:24 AM

China says the drilling operations are within China s jurisdiction and accuses Vietnamese vessels of illegally and forcefully disrupting work there

Vietnam airs video of Chinese ship ramming fishing boat

Jun 06, 2014 - 3:53 PM

Vietnamese officials say 10 fishermen on board were rescued by nearby vessels after the incident which occurred about 12 nautical miles southwest of the oil rig

EVIDENCE? A screenshot of a video played during a press conference on the growing dispute with China over the South China Sea shows a Vietnamese sinking boat (R) which was allegedly rammed by Chinese vessels near disputed Paracel Islands, near a Marine Guard ship (L), in Hanoi, Vietnam June 5, 2014.

China fires water cannon at another Vietnam ship

Jun 03, 2014 - 7:45 PM

The Vietnamese ship was severely damaged reports the state run China National Radio while Chinese Internet users applaud how Beijing has dealt with Hanoi

Vietnam mulls 'legal actions' against China

May 22, 2014 - 10:11 AM

Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung also tells Reuters that Vietnam is considering various defense options

Vietnam blocks fresh anti-China protests

May 18, 2014 - 5:21 PM

UPDATED The deadly anti Chinese violence in Vietnam has so far led to the deaths of two Chinese nationals and evacuation of more than 3 000 including 16 who were critically injured

BACK OFF. Protesters hold banners and shout anti-China slogans during a rally against China in Hanoi, Vietnam on May 11. Photo by Luong Thai Linh/ EPA

Vietnam groups call for more anti-China protests

May 17, 2014 - 3:44 PM

Vietnamese authorities warn they would resolutely prevent any further outbursts

Large protests in Vietnam over China oil rig

May 11, 2014 - 12:56 PM

The largest anti Chinese demonstration in Hanoi after China s announcement in early May that it would move a deep water drilling rig into disputed waters

China blames Vietnam for ship collisions in disputed waters

May 08, 2014 - 9:05 PM

Foreign ministry official Yi Xianliang said Vietnamese ships had rammed Chinese vessels 171 times since May 3 – in sharp contrast to Vietnam s claim that its own patrol vessels were repeatedly rammed by Chinese ships protecting a deep water drilling rig near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea

US: China's oil rig near Paracels 'provocative'

May 08, 2014 - 10:35 AM

US state department spokesperson Jen Psaki says China s action undermines peace and stability in the region

Vietnam says China fired water cannon, rammed ships near oil rig

May 07, 2014 - 11:53 PM

Tensions between the communist neighbors have risen sharply since Beijing unilaterally announced last week it would move the deep water drilling rig into disputed waters

Dolphins in 'bad shape' after BP oil spill: study

Feb 01, 2014 - 7:19 PM

Oil giant BP however said the study is inconclusive in establishing causation to the spill caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion

PH asks US to probe Filipino oil worker's death

Nov 01, 2013 - 12:32 PM

Ambassador Jose Cuisia Jr makes this appeal to the US Interior Department s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

DEADLY BLAST. Commercial vessels spray water to extinguish a platform fire on board the West Delta 32 oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico off Grand Isle, Louisiana on November 16, 2012. AFP PHOTO / HNADOUT / US COAST GUARD

2nd deadliest US industry kills another Filipino

Oct 30, 2013 - 7:24 PM

Peter Jorge Voces belonged to a deadly industry that killed 3 Filipinos before him

DEADLY BLAST. Commercial vessels spray water to extinguish a platform fire on board the West Delta 32 oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico off Grand Isle, Louisiana on November 16, 2012. AFP PHOTO / HNADOUT / US COAST GUARD