Việt Nam cần đồng minh quân sự

Last update: Sept. 18, 2017

Việc Hội đồng Bảo an Liên Hợp Quốc (“HĐBA”) vừa thông qua nghị quyết do Mỹ đề nghị trừng phạt Bắc Hàn được xem là một thắng lợi lớn cho cộng đồng quốc tế trong vấn đề ứng xử với Bắc Hàn ngỗ ngáo và nguy hiểm. Đây cũng là một dấu hiệu cho thấy Trung Quốc đang cố gắng đi cùng Mỹ và cộng đồng thế giới: Trung Quốc không dùng quyền phủ quyết của mình tại HĐBA để chống lại mọi người.

TQ đột nhiên trở thành anh chàng tử tế và có trách nhiệm? TQ hiểu là một Bắc Hàn điên rồ có tự do là một đại họa cho thế giới? Continue reading “Việt Nam cần đồng minh quân sự”


North Korea rejects UN sanctions, vows ‘action’

al jazeera Aug. 7, 2017

Punishing measures are in ‘violent violation’ of North’s sovereignty, Pyongyang says, as it rejects offers of talks.

North Korea has been conducting nuclear and ballistic missile tests despite warnings [Reuters]

North Korea has come out fighting following fresh UN Security Council sanctions on Pyongyang and after the United States and South Korea celebrated the punishing measures.

North Korea on Monday condemned the sanctions imposed in response to its weapons programmes, saying it would not negotiate over nuclear arms while threatened by the US.

The sanctions passed at the weekend were a “violent violation of our sovereignty”, Pyongyang said in a statement carried by its official Korean Central News Agency, adding it would take “righteous action” in return.

China backs UN sanctions on North Korea as ASEAN summit held

“We will not put our self-defensive nuclear deterrent on the negotiating table” while it faced threats from Washington, it said, “and will never take a single step back from strengthening our nuclear might”.

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted on Saturday a US-led resolution, which bans mineral and seafood exports from North Korea worth more than $1bn.

The triggering event late July, North Korea’s latest test of ballistic missiles, had the international community and experts concerned. Along with the North Korean government, they say the missiles can reach different parts of the US.

Top diplomats meet in Manila

Meanwhile, several Asian foreign ministers, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Sergey Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, are currently gathered in the Philippine capital, Manila, for an ASEAN regional summit. Continue reading “North Korea rejects UN sanctions, vows ‘action’”

UN Security Council adopts new North Korea sanctions

AL JAZREEZA Aug. 6, 2017

Security Council votes unanimously to impose new sanctions on North Korea, including banning $1bn in exports.

The UN Security Council has approved a resolution toughening sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programme.

The Security Council unanimously adopted on Saturday the US-led resolution, which bans mineral and seafood exports worth more than $1bn. Continue reading “UN Security Council adopts new North Korea sanctions”

China: US, North Korea should ease tensions themselves

Aug. 1, 2017 al jazeera

Beijing’s efforts to reduce North Korea tensions will not yield practical results, says China’s UN envoy.

The US has been in talks with China on a draft Security Council resolution [Carlo Allegri/Reuters]
The US has been in talks with China on a draft Security Council resolution [Carlo Allegri/Reuters]

China’s UN envoy has said it is primarily up to the United States and North Korea, not Beijing, to reduce tensions and work towards resuming talks to end Pyongyang’s nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programmes.

Liu Jieyi’s remark came on Monday after US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he was “very disappointed” China had done “nothing” for Washington with regards to North Korea who a day earlier conducted its second test this month of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

Jieyi said “[the US and North Korea] hold the primary responsibility to keep things moving, to start moving in the right direction, not China”.

“No matter how capable China is, China’s efforts will not yield practical results because it depends on the two principal parties,” Liu said, speaking at a news conference marking the end of Beijing’s presidency of the UN Security Council in July. Continue reading “China: US, North Korea should ease tensions themselves”

Biển Đông: Mỹ, Trung quốc, và Việt Nam

Tại Biển Đông, có lẽ ai cũng thấy hai lực lớn kèn cựa nhau là Mỹ và Trung Quốc. Các nước khác thì có vẻ ấm ấm lạnh lạnh, không quá quan tâm đến vấn đề. Kampuchia thì có vẻ thiên hẳn về TQ. Phi Luật Tân là nước chống TQ mạnh nhất, nay đã đổi chiều. Chỉ VN là còn đứng trong thế cứng cựa với TQ, tiếp tục mời mọc các công ty của các nước đầu tư vào các lô biển để thăm dò và khai thác dầu hoặc khí đốt, tiếp tục lên tiếng chống đối mỗi khi TQ tuyên bố gì hay làm gì ở Biển Đông, trong khi vẫn cố gắng giữ liên hệ ngoại giao tốt với TQ trong những lãnh vực khác, và vẫn giữ ngoại giao thân thiện với Mỹ. Continue reading “Biển Đông: Mỹ, Trung quốc, và Việt Nam”

China: US warship near island a ‘serious provocation’

al jazeera

China denounces a US move sailing a warship close to a disputed island occupied by Beijing in the South China Sea.

USS Stethem destroyer passes less than 12 nautical miles (22 kilometres) from tiny Triton Island [File: Reuters]

China denounced a US warship sailing close to a disputed island in the South China Sea occupied by Beijing as a “serious political and military provocation”, a move that could further strain relations between the superpowers.

Beijing dispatched military vessels and fighter planes in response to warn off the US vessel, foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said in a statement late on Sunday night, state news agency Xinhua reported. Continue reading “China: US warship near island a ‘serious provocation’”

US sanctions Chinese bank for laundering N Korean cash

A sign displaying the Chinese (L) and North Korean (R) flags is pictured by the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge, which connects the Chinese city of Dandong, whose bank has been sanctioned by the US Treasury, and the North Korean town of Sinuiju. (Photo: AFP/Mark Ralston)

WASHINGTON: The United States slapped unprecedented sanctions on Thursday (Jun 29) on a Chinese bank accused of laundering North Korean cash after President Donald Trump said Beijing’s efforts to put the brakes on Pyongyang’s nuclear drive had failed. Continue reading “US sanctions Chinese bank for laundering N Korean cash”

China vigilant as US bombers fly over South China Sea

 Al JAZeera 9 June 2017

Latest military exercise was part of the US Pacific Command’s ‘continuous bomber presence’ programme.

A pair of B-1B Lancer bombers fly in an undated file photo [Staff Sgt Steve Thurow/US Air Force via Reuters]

China said on Friday it was monitoring US military activities in the South China Sea after two US bombers conducted training flights over the disputed waters.

The US Pacific Command said on its website two American Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers flew a 10-hour training mission from Guam over the South China Sea on Thursday, in conjunction with the Navy’s USS Sterett guided-missile destroyer. Continue reading “China vigilant as US bombers fly over South China Sea”

US says Chinese jets ‘unsafely’ intercepted surveillance plane

Pentagon says P-3 Orion was buzzed over South China Sea, but defence ministry in Beijing says its fighters flew safely

Two Chinese SU-30 fighter jets take off from an unspecified location to fly a patrol over the South China Sea.
Two Chinese SU-30 fighter jets take off from an unspecified location to fly a patrol over the South China Sea. Photograph: Jin Danhua/AP

Two Chinese fighter jets buzzed a US navy surveillance plane over the South China Sea on Wednesday, with one coming within 180 metres (200 yards) of the American aircraft, according to US officials. Continue reading “US says Chinese jets ‘unsafely’ intercepted surveillance plane”

China ‘killed or jailed 18 to 20 US spies’ since 2010

A New York Times report details how Chinese government systematically dismantled CIA spying operations in the country.

One of the spies was shot in front of his colleagues in the courtyard of a government building, the report said [Reuters]

China systematically dismantled CIA spying efforts in the country from 2010, killing or jailing more than a dozen covert sources, in a deep setback to US intelligence there, according to a report by The New York Times.

The Times, quoting 10 current and former US officials who spoke on condition of anonymity, described the intelligence breach as one of the worst in decades. Continue reading “China ‘killed or jailed 18 to 20 US spies’ since 2010”

Chinese jet ‘flies upside down’ over US spy plane

Al Jareeza

Fighter jets carry out what US describes as ‘unprofessional’ intercept of radiation detection plane over East China Sea.

The Chinese jets intercepted the US aircraft in international airspace, US officials said [File: Gregorio Marrero/AP]

Two Chinese fighter jets have carried out what the US military described as an “unprofessional” intercept of a US aircraft designed to detect radiation while it was flying over the East China Sea.

US officials told CNN that one of the Sukhoi Su-30 jets that approached the WC-135 plane on Wednesday was flying upside down, coming as close as 46 metres. Continue reading “Chinese jet ‘flies upside down’ over US spy plane”

China demands ‘immediate’ halt to US missile shield in South Korea


A protester wears a black mask reading “No THAAD” during a rally. (Photo: AFP / JUNG YEON-JE)

BEIJING: China called Tuesday (May 2) for the immediate suspension of a controversial missile defence system hours after Washington confirmed the shield was now operational in South Korea.

“China’s position is clear-cut and firm. We oppose the deployment of the THAAD system in (South Korea) and urge relevant sides to immediately stop the deployment. We will firmly take necessary measures to uphold our interests,” foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular press briefing. Continue reading “China demands ‘immediate’ halt to US missile shield in South Korea”

Triều Tiên – Vì sao căng thẳng? – 5 kỳ

  • Kỳ 1: Triều Tiên – Vì sao căng thẳng?
  • Kỳ 2: Sóng ngầm ở Hội đồng Bảo an
  • Kỳ 3: Bình Nhưỡng có gì trong tay?
  • Kỳ 4: Tình hình Triều Tiên có thể cứu vãn?
  • Kỳ 5: Chìa khóa “made in China”


Triều Tiên – Vì sao căng thẳng?

17/04/2017 11:33 GMT+7

TTO – Bình Nhưỡng đã năm lần thử hạt nhân và hơn chục lần bắn thử các loại tên lửa. Không biết bao nhiêu lời răn đe, không biết bao nhiêu biện pháp trừng phạt đã được công bố nhưng có vẻ đâu vẫn hoàn đấy. Vì sao vậy?

Triều Tiên - Vì sao căng thẳng?
Binh lính Triều Tiên trong lễ duyệt binh ngày 15-4 – Ảnh: Reuters

Continue reading “Triều Tiên – Vì sao căng thẳng? – 5 kỳ”

China’s Xi calls for peaceful resolution of N Korea tensions in call with Trump

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a peaceful resolution of rising tension on the Korean peninsula in a telephone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday, as a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group steamed towards the region.

Trump’s call with Xi, just days after they met in the United States, came as an influential state-run Chinese newspaper warned that the Korean peninsula was the closest it has been to a “military clash” since North Korea’s first nuclear test in 2006. Continue reading “China’s Xi calls for peaceful resolution of N Korea tensions in call with Trump”

North Korea fires missile into Sea of Japan days ahead of first Xi-Trump summit

japan  times

by Staff writer

 Apr 5, 2017Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lashed out at North Korea’s firing Wednesday of a medium-range ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, just days ahead of a key summit between the U.S. and Chinese leaders expected to focus on reining in Pyongyang’s weapons programs.

The U.S. Pacific Command said it detected the launch at 6:42 a.m. from a land-based facility near Sinpo, home to a North Korean submarine base. Continue reading “North Korea fires missile into Sea of Japan days ahead of first Xi-Trump summit”