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RCEP conclusion fails amid India’s withdrawal

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Chinese survey ship leaves Vietnam’s waters

A Chinese oil and gas survey ship that has angered Vietnam in the South China Sea has left Vietnamese territory for the time since...

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Vietnam looks to solar to fill energy void

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THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its six trade partners are hoping for the conclusion of the negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive...

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ASEAN, US to launch maritime drill, fight “wrongdoings”

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has joined forces with the United States in holding maritime exercises which were aimed at preventing other...

Australia PM backs Vietnam over South China Sea 

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison appears to have used a visit to Vietnam to accuse China of breaching international law in the South China...

Vietnam slams Beijing’s South China Sea incursions 

Vietnam has denounced “illegal” incursions into its territorial waters by Chinese survey vessels, calling for support at an Asean meeting in Bangkok this week.  Vietnamese...

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