Russian President approves space cooperation agreement with Vietnam (23/07/2014)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ratified an inter-governmental agreement on bilateral cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes, according to Russian news agency ITAR-TASS.

Students win medals at 45th Int’l Physics Olympiad (21/07/2014)

All five Vietnamese students won medals at the 45th International Physics Olympiad held in Kazakhstan from July 13-21, according to the Ministry of Education and Training.

VN strives to become car spare parts supplier (21/07/2014)

PM Nguyen Tan Dung has signed Decision 1168/QD-TTg dated on July 16 approving the strategy for Viet Nam’s auto industry development through 2025 with a vision to 2035.

China asked not to take rig back for peace in East Sea (17/07/2014)

Vietnam demands China not take its oil rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 back or dispatch any other rigs to Vietnam’s oil and gas Block 143 or any other areas belonging to Vietnam’s waters as prescribed by the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) to create a peaceful and stable environment in the East Sea.

China ends illegal drilling near VN’s Hoang Sa (17/07/2014)

The China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) announced on July 15 that it had completed its drilling and exploration off Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago in the East Sea, and is relocating its rig in Hainan Islands.

China dispatches two aircraft to illicit oil rig (10/07/2014)

China on Monday dispatched two aircraft to guard the oil rig Haiyang Shiyou 981 illegally installed in Viet Nam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, according to the Vietnamese Fisheries Surveillance Department.

UN urged to circulate Vietnam documents on East Sea (10/07/2014)

Vietnam Ambassador Le Hoai Trung on July 3 requested UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, circulate two documents clarifying Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago and exposing the fallacies of China’s claims.

China must immediately withdraw oil rig, escort ships (05/07/2014)

Viet Nam resolutely demands China immediately withdraw the drilling rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 as well as its escort ships from Viet Nam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, reiterated PM Nguyen Tan Dung.

PM orders IT development, application (29/06/2014)

PM Nguyen Tan Dung on June 26 chaired the first meeting of the National Committee on Information Technology (IT).

China’s unacceptable greed with the East Sea (24/06/2014)

The legal ramifications and motivation for China’s illegal placement of its oil rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 in the East Sea was the topic that captured major attention of international and Vietnamese scholars.