Vietnam incarcerates activist for 14 years for livestreaming pollution march

Hoang Duc Binh had posted footage on Facebook of anglers protesting following a huge chemical spill from a steel plant Environmental activism Vietnam incarcerates activist for 14 years for livestreaming pollution procession Hoang Duc Binh had posted footage on Facebook of anglers protesting following a huge chemical spill from a steel plant Associated Press Tue […]

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Vietnamese barge people: living to tell the narrative

None of these people would be alive if, in October 1978, a Scottish cargo ship hadnt stopped in the South China Sea to rescue 346 refugees from a stricken fishing boat. Chris McGreal tells a remarkable story If it hadnt been for his father, Craig Holmes might never have returned the graduation ring given to […]

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Vietnam blames toxic waste water from steel plant for mass fish deaths

Taiwanese firm Formosa Plastics that owns the plant says it will pay $500 m towards clean up and compensation Vietnams government has said toxic discharges from a Taiwanese-owned steel plant is in charge of massive fish deaths that have decimated tourism and angling in four provinces and highlighted the risks of rapid growth in foreign […]

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Vietnam removes protesters gathered for anti-China rally in Hanoi

About two dozen people are bused away even before they begin their protest against Beijings claims in the South China Sea Dozens of Vietnamese who gathered for an anti-China protest in central Hanoi were taken away by authorities on Sunday as they tried to rally support for an international tribunals ruling rejecting Beijings asserts in […]

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Vietnam dredges reef disputed with China

Activity on Ladd Reef in Spratly Islands operates danger of raging Beijing and Taiwan Vietnam has begun dredging work on a disputed reef in the South China Sea, satellite imagery shows, the most recent move by the socialist state to bolster its claims in the strategically important waterway. Activity visible on Ladd Reef in the […]

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Showdown in the South China Sea: How did we get here?

( CNN) Dotted with small islands, reefs and shoals, the South China Sea is home to a string of messy territorial disputes that cavity multiple countries against each other. China’s “nine-dash line” — its claimed territorial waters that extend hundreds of miles to the south and east of its island province of Hainan — abut […]

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