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Chương 5

Được miếng và tay không
Dầu khí ở Biển Đông

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Oil and Gas in the South China Sea

Tháng 8 năm 1990, Đông Nam Á đã trở nên rất phấn khởi về việc ‘Trung Quốc trở lại’. Đã một năm kể từ khi vụ thảm sát tại quảng trường Thiên An Môn và nhiều nhân vật có ảnh hưởng nghĩ rằng đã tới lúc quay trở lại với công việc [bang giao]. Phô trương ầm ĩ, Thủ tướng Lí Bằng, một trong những người đằng sau vụ thảm sát, đã bắt tay vào một chuyến thăm khu vực 9 ngày. Tiếp tục đọc

Peak oil in the South China Sea (part 1)

The recent deployment of missile launchers and jet fighters on Woody Island of the Paracel islands have put the spotlight on the South China Sea (SCS).

Fig 1: The 200 mile Economic Exclusion Zone claimed by China around Woody Island and the overlapping 108 nm range of the HQ-9 SAM system. Image via ISI. [Image Sat International]

In this post, we focus on oil production around the SCS. Tiếp tục đọc

APEC seeks to promote sustainable tourism development

Last update 09:35 | 20/06/2017

Encouraging the participation of local people is part of the measures to promote sustainable tourism development. The issue was put on table at an APEC high level policy dialogue in northern Quang Ninh province on June 19.

According to United Nations World Tourism Organisation, tourism in many developing and least developed countries is the most viable and sustainable economic development option. Tiếp tục đọc

Child refugees held in ‘harrowing’ conditions across south-east Asia

Report reveals young people detained in cells 24 hours a day without enough food or proper access to healthcare, often forced to sleep on the floor

A young Rohingya refugee from Myanmar is held at a detention centre in Medan, Indonesia.
A young Rohingya refugee from Myanmar is held at a detention centre in Medan, Indonesia. Photograph: Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of children are languishing in “dangerous and harrowing” conditions in detention centres across south-east Asia, a report has revealed. Children, including babies, are being held in cells 24 hours a day, alongside dozens of unrelated adults, and are frequently separated from family members. Tiếp tục đọc

APEC SOM 2, meetings begin in Hà Nội


Update: May, 09/2017 – 21:00

Meeting of the Group of Friends on Disability within SOM2 framework. – VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Khang
HÀ NỘI – The second APEC Senior Officials Meeting (SOM 2) and related meetings began in Ha Noi today, with participants discussing various issues of regional interest.They include trade and investment liberalisation, business facilitation, human resource development, education, network economy, food safety, science, technology and creativity, mining, the automobile industry and urbanisation.

During a series of events which will last until May 21, APEC delegates are expected to speed up the implementation of long-term co-operation programmes and plans in key areas and reach consensus on documents to be submitted to ministers for approval. This will lay a foundation for documents for the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting and APEC Ministerial Meeting in central Đà Nẵng City in November. Tiếp tục đọc

Hosting of APEC 2017 reflects VN’s int’l stature: Deputy PM


Update: May, 09/2017 – 19:00

HÀ NỘI — Hosting events of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum demonstrates the strategic diplomatic vision and growing stature of Việt Nam on the world stage, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh.

In a recent article published by muliple local media outlets, Minh, also Chairman of the APEC 2017 National Committee, wrote that APEC Year 2017 would be a critical opportunity for Việt Nam to affirm its diplomatic wisdom, especially in multilateral external activities, amid strong efforts to integrate internationally. Tiếp tục đọc

Tensions in Cambodia are growing

Publicerad 19 april, 2017 11:45

A Cambodian Buddhist monk, foreground, holds a portrait of Cambodia prominent political analyst Kem Ley as he takes part in a funeral procession of Kem Ley in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, July 24, 2016. Tens of thousands of Cambodians marched Sunday, in the funeral procession for the leading government critic who was fatally shot in an attack that raised suspicion of a political conspiracy. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

A Cambodian Buddhist monk, foreground, holds a portrait of Cambodia prominent political analyst Kem Ley as he takes part in a funeral procession of Kem Ley in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, July 24, 2016. Photo: Heng Sinith/AP-TT

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US President Trump to be in Vietnam for regional summit


Updated : 04/21/2017 07:46 GMT + 7

U.S. President Donald Trump holds a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 20, 2017.

U.S. President Donald Trump will attend three summits in Asia in November, one of which will be hosted by the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang, Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday after a meeting with ASEAN secretary general Le Luong Minh.

President Trump will arrive in Da Nang for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, Reuters quoted Pence as saying during a visit to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) headquarters in Jakarta on Thursday. Tiếp tục đọc

US, Asia-Pacific allies rolling out F-35 stealth fighter

  • By audrey mcavoy, associated press

HONOLULU — Mar 17, 2017, 3:15 AM ET

The U.S. and its Asia-Pacific allies are rolling out their new stealth fighter jet, a cutting-edge plane that costs about $100 million each.

The U.S. Air Force this week hosted allies and partners in Hawaii for a symposium on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which can sneak undetected behind enemy radar.

Brig. Gen. Craig Wills, the strategic plans director at Pacific Air Forces, said the U.S. wanted to share its experiences with the F-35 and F-22, another stealth fighter, with allies and partners so they wouldn’t have to learn everything on their own. Tiếp tục đọc

Marine Corps to Protect China’s Growing Interest in Asia-Pacific Region

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Asia & Pacific

20:24 13.03.2017(updated 21:51 13.03.2017) Get short URL

China plans to increase the number of its Marine Corps units from 20,000 to 100,000 in order to protect its vital marine communications and growing interests abroad, according to Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post citing military sources and experts.

The publication refers to the Chinese logistics base in Djibouti and port of Gwadar in the southwest of Pakistan. The areas of protection of interests also include the Korean Peninsula, the East China and South China Sea, and land and sea territories along the Silk Road, including Afghanistan.The newspaper further noted that the Chinese marine contingent has been nearly doubled to the existing 20,000 by transferring two regular army brigades to their squad. Tiếp tục đọc

Multi-nation patrol to target ISIL-linked Abu Sayyaf

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Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia to patrol common seas against armed group, carrying out kidnappings and beheadings.

The Abu Sayyaf are holding 31 foreign and local Filipinos hostages including six Vietnamese seamen [EPA]

The Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia will within months launch joint patrols in piracy-plagued waters, after a wave of attacks that saw armed groups affiliated to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) kidnapping and murdering their victims.

Philippine defence chief Delfin Lorenzana announced on Thursday that he and his counterparts in Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta had agreed to patrol a sea lane where commercial vessels could pass with protection from the three nations’ navies. Tiếp tục đọc

Incheon Airport has best customer service in Asia-Pacific: Award

Singapore’s Changi Airport came in joint-second with Delhi Airport and Mumbai Airport in the region, according to the Airports Council International World’s 2016 Airport Service Quality Awards.

SINGAPORE: Changi Airport lost out to Seoul’s Incheon Airport to be the region’s airport with the best customer service.

The Singapore airport came in joint-second with Delhi Airport and Mumbai Airport, while Beijing Airport and Haikou Airport were joint-third for the region, according to Airports Council International (ACI) World’s 2016 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards. Tiếp tục đọc

Bribery, corruption plague Asia Pacific region, survey shows

India has the highest bribery rate among the 16 Asia Pacific countries surveyed in Transparency International's report.

India has the highest bribery rate among the 16 Asia Pacific countries surveyed in Transparency International’s report.  (Transparency International)

More than 900 million people in 16 Asian Pacific countries are experiencing bribery and corruption, according to a report by Transparency International published Tuesday.

This report was released at a crucial time — when many governments in the Asia Pacific region are preparing their plans to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Tiếp tục đọc

Asia-Pacific States Are Buying Arms at Record Post-Cold War Levels