Chinese drug police are working with Mekong countries to strike at the heart of a mega-rich meth syndicate, a senior Beijing drugs tsar said.
The U.S. announced Wednesday it will provide Vietnam with another coast guard cutter, boosting Hanoi’s ability to patrol its waters amid tensions with China.
Russian naval rescue ship Igor Belousov will join Vietnamese vessels for drills in the South China Sea next month.
Experts query the government’s ability to raise funds for a proposed VND100 trillion ($4.3 billion) railroad line to the China border and its requirement.
Vietnam has dismissed outright the territorial claims over its Spratly Islands made recently by a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman.
US Navy warships, on two occasions in the past few days, have sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea, the U.S. military said Thursday.
Vietnam and China will control and resolve conflicts on the South China Sea in an appropriate manner, the deputy foreign ministers of both countries have agreed.