TTCT – Cuộc họp thượng đỉnh trực tuyến hôm 14-9 giữa các lãnh đạo Liên minh châu Âu (EU) và Trung Quốc đã được dư luận châu Âu tóm tắt bằng những câu xoay quanh tính từ “ngờ nghệch”. Tỉ như tựa đề: “Châu Âu vẫn còn quá ngây ngô trong tương quan lực lượng với Trung Quốc” của tờ Huffington Post 14-9. EU đã ngây ngô từ bao giờ, như thế nào, đến đâu, và đã thức tỉnh chưa?
Quan hệ EU – Trung Quốc đang bước vào giai đoạn nhiều thử thách. Ảnh: scmp.com
Bài xã luận cùng ngày của tờ Le Monde tái khẳng định nhận xét chua chát trên: “Châu Âu nay phải trả giá cho sự ngây ngô trước Bắc Kinh”. Tờ báo hàng đầu của Pháp giải thích “không son phấn”: “Nhóm 27 nước [tức EU, sau khi Anh đã Brexit] lâu nay mù quáng thèm khát một thị trường khổng lồ, giờ phải rũ bỏ những thỏa hiệp dễ dãi không đi kèm với những điều kiện đủ khắt khe.
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte went on the offensive over the South China Sea on Wednesday, in his first-ever address to the United Nations General Assembly, stressing his country’s legal victory at The Hague in its long-simmering maritime dispute with China.
Biên phòng – Nằm sát bên bờ sông Hàn, Khu dân cư làng cá Địa Bảo (phường Nại Hiên Đông, quận Sơn Trà, thành phố Đà Nẵng) là thế giới thu nhỏ của ngư dân Đà Nẵng mà ở đó, mỗi gia đình là một mảnh ghép, phản ánh chân thực đời sống của những người dân vốn sống dựa vào biển. Qua thời gian, thành phố ngày càng phát triển, cuộc sống có nhiều đổi thay, nhưng không vì thế mà làm mất đi tinh thần cộng đồng vốn đã hình thành từ rất lâu của những con người mộc mạc, chân chất này.
China has not only attempted to change facts on the ground in the South China Sea, but is also seeking to gradually change the world’s mind regarding its claims there. This battle over perceptions has not received adequate attention.
The nine-dash line is a representation of China’s expansive claims in the South China Sea. The line itself is a collection of arbitrary dashes or dots without specific coordinates. China has not given any official explanations regarding its precise delimitation or legal origin. This claim has been openly rejected by Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, and the United States, and has been criticized by numerous international scholars. More importantly, the claim to historic waters within the line was rejected by the arbitral award of the South China Sea tribunal in July 2016. But China has disregarded the ruling and insists on the nine-dash line claim.
Yesterday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced an important shift in U.S. declaratory policy on the South China Sea. This morning, Assistant Secretary of State David Stilwell elaborated further during remarks at CSIS’s annual South China Sea Conference. The press statement from Pompeo listed specific Chinese maritime claims the United States considers illegal. The statement marks a significant clarification of prior U.S. positions but not a radical break from past policy. It makes explicit things that had been implied by previous administrations. And in that it sets the stage for more effective diplomatic messaging and stronger responses to China’s harassment of its neighbors. U.S. partners and allies in the region were seemingly briefed in advance—the Philippine defense secretary, for instance, was ready with a positive statement within hours. And the new policy sparked excited, and often hyperbolic, coverage in the press and social media.
China has deployed a network of sensors and communications capabilities between Hainan Island and the Paracel Islands in the northern South China Sea. These capabilities are part of a “Blue Ocean Information Network” (蓝海信息网络) developed by China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), a state-owned company, to aid in the exploration and control of the maritime environment using information technology. The network constructed in the northern South China Sea between early 2016 and 2019 is referred to as a demonstration system. However, future plans for the Blue Ocean Information Network involve expanding the sensor and communications network to the rest of the South China Sea, the East China Sea, and other ocean areas far from Chinese territory. While the Blue Ocean Information Network is largely cast as an environmental monitoring and communications system, the military utility of its sensing and communications functions makes its development important to monitor.
By Viet Anh September 17, 2020 | 08:10 pm GMT+7 vnexpressSatellite image of Woody Island, part of Vietnam’s Paracel Islands, January 2018. Photo courtesy of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Vietnam on Thursday reaffirmed its sovereignty after the U.S. Embassy removed from its Facebook page an accurate Vietnamese map including its East Sea archipelagos.
Regarding the East Sea issue, all countries attending the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) shared the spirit of making a contribution to dialogue and cooperation, said Director of the Foreign Ministry’s ASEAN Affairs Department Vu Ho.
Director General of the ASEAN Affairs Department Vu Ho. Photo: Pham Hai
ASEAN is steadfast in its stance of restraint and peaceful settlement of disputes on the basis of international law in the face of threats to stability, security and safety, and freedom of navigation and aviation in the East Sea.
Speaking at the opening of the 53rd ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting (AMM 53) and related conferences on September 9, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said this was the first time the meeting has been held online. “Dynamism in action, flexibility in response, and creativity in cooperation are characteristic of ASEAN over the past five decades,” he said.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh
Entering its 6th decade, ASEAN is now in a period of accelerating community building, while promoting its role and position in the region and actively contributing to efforts for peace, stability and development of the international community.
By Huyen Le September 10, 2020 | 08:50 pm GMT+7 vnexpressA vessel by the Vietnam Fisheries Resources Surveillance performs its duty at sea. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Dong.
Vietnam and China have agreed to promote negotiations for the delimitation of sea areas beyond the mouth of the Gulf of Tonkin.
The two sides will also negotiate cooperation on the East Sea, which is known internationally as the South China Sea.
The two countries held online the 13th round of negotiations regarding the seas beyond the mouth of the Gulf of Tonkin and the 10th round of consultation on cooperation for mutual benefit at sea on Wednesday, according to a Thursday press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Ngày 31/8, trả lời câu hỏi đề nghị cho biết phản ứng của Việt Nam trước việc Trung Quốc thông tin về việc nước này tập trận quân sự, bắn tên lửa tại Biển Đông, trong đó có quần đảo Hoàng Sa và quần đảo Trường Sa của Việt Nam, người phát ngôn Bộ Ngoại giao Lê Thị Thu Hằng nêu rõ:
China launched four medium-range ballistic missiles into the South China Sea on Wednesday amid broader military exercises by the PLA, according to a U.S. defense official who asked not to be identified. The missiles landed in the sea in an area between Hainan Island and the Paracel Islands, the official said. The move came a day after Beijing protested a flyover by a U.S. spy plane.
By David Wainer and Tony Capaccio U.S.-China tensions over the South China Sea escalated on Wednesday with Beijing firing four missiles into the disputed waterway and the Trump administration strengthening action against companies that helped set up outposts in the region.
TĐH: List of Russian and Chinese entities blacklisted by the US (not confirmed yet)
Power Machines China
1/ China Communications Construction Company Dredging Group Co., Ltd.
2/ China Communications Construction Company Tianjin Waterway Bureau
3/ China Communications Construction Company Shanghai Waterway Bureau
4/ China Communications Construction Company Guangzhou Waterway Bureau
5/ China Communications Construction Company Second Navigation Engineering Bureau
6/ Beijing Huanjia Telecommunication Co., Ltd.
7/ Changzhou Guoguang Data Communications Co., Ltd.
8/ China Electronics Technology Group Corporation, 7th Research Institute (CETC-7)
9/ Guangzhou Hongyu Technology Co., Ltd., (a subordinate institute of CETC-7)
10/ Guangzhou Tongguang Communication Technology Co., Ltd. (a subordinate institute of CETC
11/ China Electronics Technology Group Corporation, 30th Research Institute (CETC-30)
12/ China Shipbuilding Group, 722nd Research Institute
13/ Chongxin Bada Technology Development Co., Ltd.
14/ Guangzhou Guangyou Communications Equipment Co., Ltd.
15/ Guangzhou Haige Communication Group Co., Ltd.
16/ Guilin Changhai Development Co., Ltd.
17/ Hubei Guangxing Communications Technology Co., Ltd.
18/ Shaanxi Changling Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.
19/ Shanghai Cable Offshore Engineering Co., Ltd.
20/ Telixin Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
21/ Tianjin Broadcasting Equipment Co., Ltd.
22/ Tianjin 764 Avionics Technology Co., Ltd.
23/ Tianjin 764 Communication and Navigation Technology Co., Ltd.
24/ Wuhan Mailite Communication Co., Ltd.
File photo of Chinese and US flags fluttering near The Bund in Shanghai, China, Jul 30, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Aly Song)
26 Aug 2020 09:15PM(Updated: 27 Aug 2020 08:59AM) CNA
WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday (Aug 26) blacklisted 24 Chinese companies and targeted individuals it said were part of construction and military actions in the South China Sea, its first such sanctions move against Beijing over the disputed strategic waterway.
Update: August, 26/2020 – 12:15|vietnamnewsChina’s Liaoning aircraft carrier sailing during a drill in the South China Sea in 2018. — AFP/VNA Photo
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam has condemned China’s latest military drill in Hoàng Sa (Paracel) islands as a move against the country’s territorial integrity and regional peace.
The statement was made by Việt Nam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng on Wednesday over reported Chinese naval exercises and live-fire drills in a part of the Paracels lying within the hotly contested South China Sea (known in Việt Nam as the East Sea) on August 24-29.