Viet Nam's Worrisome Stance
The long-standing friendship established by the previous generations of Chinese and Vietnamese leadership faces the possibility of turning sour. Viet Nam infringed on China's sovereignty over the Xisha Islands and their surrounding waters and allowed violent riots against Chinese people and factories in their country to erupt
A Sea of Storms

The situation in the South China Sea suddenly became extremely tense with the escalation of territorial disputes between China and Viet Nam triggered by Viet Nam's harassment of Chinese oil-drilling operations in China's territorial waters.

Observers believe that recent tensions between China and Viet Nam go beyond simple territorial disputes.

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A No-Win Situation
Viet Nam should not let maritime disputes hurt relations with China
Viet Nam's No-Win Game
Violence against foreign investors and businesses in Viet Nam, under the guise of anti-China protests, has affected Viet Nam's international image
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Maritime Prosperity
Pan-Beibu Gulf economic cooperation will give a further leg up to the increasingly close ties between China and ASEAN countries
Securing a New Concept
China presents a fresh vision of regional security at Asian cooperation summit
The U.S. Shadow
South China Sea disputes are in danger of escalating as some Southeast Asian countries exploit perceived U.S. backing
A Sea of False Accusations
The Philippines' legal challenge over South China Sea disputes is untenable
Truth About Xisha Islands
The Xisha Islands have been China's inherent territory since ancient times. China discovered the Xisha Islands when they explored in the South China Sea during the Han Dynasty (206 B.C.- A.D. 220). Historical documents prove that the Chinese had fished and traded around the Xisha Islands during the Song (960-1279), Yuan (1271-1368), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, which serves as proof of China's right to jurisdiction over the area
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