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China, Vietnam pledge to resolve the South China Sea disputes through consultation [People’s Daily]

Posted in China, Sino-Vietnamese friendship, South China Sea, Vietnam on September 1, 2011 by Zuo Shou / 左手

August 30, 2011

BEIJING, Aug. 29 (Xinhua)– China and Vietnam pledged to resolve disputes in the South China Sea through consultations and negotiations on Monday.

The pledge came out of a meeting between Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie and Vietnamese Vice Defense Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh.

“China is willing to work with Vietnam to firmly safeguard the two countries’ common strategic interests and overall relations as well as peace and stability in the South China Sea by strengthening communication and consultation as well as preventing outside provocation that could spoil the two countries’ relations,” Liang said.

“China opposes complicating and internationalizing the issue of the South China Sea and insists on resolving disputes through consultations and negotiations,” Liang added.

“Currently, both sides should make efforts to actively promote joint development, increase mutual trust through cooperation, and enhance stability by increasing mutual trust,” he said.

Nguyen Chi Vinh said Vietnam attaches great importance to developing a comprehensive strategic partnership with China and hopes to work with China to strengthen communication and cooperation in all areas between the two countries and their militaries so as to safeguard regional peace and stability.

He said the two countries should resolve disputes in the South China Sea through mutual trust and friendly consultations, and not allow any outside forces to spoil Vietnam-China relations by intervening in the disputes.

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China, Vietnam agree to resolve maritime dispute through negotiations [Xinhua]

Posted in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sino-Vietnamese friendship, South China Sea, Thailand, Vietnam on July 11, 2011 by Zuo Shou / 左手

BEIJING, June 26 (Xinhua) — China and Vietnam have agreed to address the dispute over the South China Sea through negotiations and peaceful, friendly consultations.

Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo met with Vietnamese Vice Foreign Minister Ho Xuan Son, the special envoy of the Vietnamese leader, in Beijing on Saturday, according to a press release given by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sunday.

At the meeting, Dai expounded China’s stance and opinions on developing the Sino-Vietnamese ties and on the maritime problems, while the Vietnamese special envoy conveyed the opinions from the Vietnamese leader on bilateral ties and about recent situation of the South China Sea.

According to the press release, both sides agreed to implement the consensus reached by the two leaderships and adopt effective measures to jointly safeguard peace and stability of the South China Sea.

The two sides also stressed making joint efforts so as to influence media reports in a positive manner and avoid actions detrimental to the bilateral friendship and mutual trust.

The two sides also agreed to speed up the consultations over a pact regarding the fundamental principles to direct solving maritime disputes between Vietnam and China, pledging to work harder for signing of an agreement as early as possible.

The two side also gave a nod to promptly implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) and its follow-up actions for making substantive progress.

Since the signing of the DOC in 2002, China has actively pushed forward the implementation of the follow-up actions of the DOC.

In the past nine years, China and members with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have hosted two senior officials’ meetings and established a joint working group on the implementation of the DOC. The ASEAN groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

The joint working group has reached consensus on six cooperative projects, including disaster prevention and mitigation in the South China Sea and coordination on marine search and rescue missions.

The joint working group has held six meetings on a rotational basis between China and ASEAN nations since it was initiated in Manila of the Philippines in 2005.

According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, the two sides also touched upon the growth of bilateral ties.

The two sides agreed that the sound and steady development of Sino-Vietnamese ties conforms with the fundamental interests and common aspiration of the two peoples and is conducive to the peace, stability and development in the region.

Both China and Vietnam stressed advancing the growth of Sino-Vietnamese partnership characterized by comprehensive, strategic and cooperative features, through firmly adhering to the guideline highlighting “long-standing stability, future-orientation for good neighborly and friendly relations and all-round cooperation” and in line with the spirit of “good neighbors, good friends, good comrades and good partners.”

Before his meeting with State Councillor Dai, the Vietnamese special envoy also met and held talks with Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun, according the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

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Vietnam backs bilateral tack in solving sea disputes [China Daily]

Posted in China, Obama, Sino-Vietnamese friendship, South China Sea, US imperialism, USA, USA 21st Century Cold War, Vietnam on June 4, 2011 by Zuo Shou / 左手

by Ma Liyao

June 4, 2011

SINGAPORE – Vietnamese Defense Minister Phung Quang Thanh said on Friday that disputes with China over the South China Sea should be solved without any interference from a third party.

He made the statement when meeting Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie on the sidelines of the annual Shangri-La Dialogue, an Asian security conference held by the International Institute of Strategic Studies.

Echoing Phung’s remarks, Liang said maritime sovereignty disputes should be solved through friendly negotiations and bilateral talks between the countries concerned.

Referring to China as a good brother, a good partner, a good friend and a good comrade, Phung said that the two militaries share a traditional friendship and will further enhance exchanges in various fields.

His speech was rational and mostly in line with China’s stance on the issue, said Su Hao, head of the Strategy and Conflict Management Research Center at China Foreign Affairs University.

“The South China Sea issue is a technical issue. The prior attempts by Vietnam to provoke disputes on a national level were unreasonable. But this time they are being rational,” Su said.

International maritime security cooperation is important to build a “harmonious marine area”, and to do so, countries should seek common security and common development while respecting coastal countries’ sovereignty and rights, said Liang.

Disputes over the South China Sea were aggravated last year after the United States claimed “national interests” in the sea at a regional security forum held in Vietnam, which also claims sovereignty of some islands in the sea.

China has always said its sovereignty over those islands is indisputable and insisted on pushing for a resolution through peaceful negotiations and friendly dialogue according to international law on bilateral platforms.

Beijing recently opposed Hanoi’s exploration of oil and gas in China’s jurisdictional sea area in the South China Sea, saying such actions violated China’s sovereignty.

To maintain and develop relations between China and its neighbor Vietnam is in line with the fundamental and long-term interests of both countries, Liang said. He added that China is willing to take the ties to a higher level.

“China is willing to continue comprehensive communication with Vietnam, and will be a good host of the coming fifth bilateral defense and security consultation,” Liang said…

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Chinese president vows to further ties with Vietnam [People’s Daily]

Posted in Beijing, China, CPC, CPC Central Committee (CPCCC), Hu Jintao, Sino-Vietnamese friendship, Vietnam on February 22, 2011 by Zuo Shou / 左手

February 18, 2011

Chinese President and General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Hu Jintao (R), meets with Hoang Binh Quan, the special envoy of General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong and chief of the international department of CPV, in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 18, 2011. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)

Chinese President Hu Jintao on Friday pledged to bolster exchanges and cooperation with Vietnam, where the Communist Party elected a new leadership last month.

Hu made the pledge during a meeting with Vietnamese special envoy Hoang Binh Quan, who briefed him on the 11th National Party Congress of the ruling Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV).

During the congress, Nguyen Phu Trong was elected general secretary of the CPV Central Committee and Hu, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, sent him a congratulatory letter.

Hu repeated his congratulations on the successful congress in his meeting with Hoang, the special envoy of Trong and CPV international department chief, at the Great Hall of the People in downtown Beijing.

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Chinese President Hu congratulates Nguyen Phu Trong on election as CPV general secretary / 胡锦涛致信祝贺阮富仲当选越共中央总书记 [News of CPC / People’s Daily]

Posted in China, CPC, Hu Jintao, Sino-Vietnamese friendship, Vietnam, 中文-英文 / Bilingual ~ English-Chinese on February 2, 2011 by Zuo Shou / 左手

January 21, 2011

Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday sent a congratulatory letter to Nguyen Phu Trong for becoming the general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV).

Wang Jiarui, head of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, who is currently visiting Vietnam, delivered the letter to Trong during a meeting in Hanoi.

In the message, Hu congratulated Trong on his election of the CPV general secretary during the 11th CPV National Party Congress, saying Vietnam will record greater achievements in its reform and socialist construction under the new leadership elected on the occasion.

Hu said during the past two decades, the country bordering China on the south, is enjoying political stability, economic development and social harmony.

He praised the Vietnamese leader’s contributions to consolidate and promote the traditional friendly and good neighborly ties between the two parties, the two countries and the two peoples.

During the meeting, Trong thanked the Chinese President for his letter, saying the CPV, Vietnamese government and people have always attached importance to their long friendship with the CPC, Chinese government and people.  The new central leadership will cherish and strengthen the mutual trust and understanding, and bilateral relations with China.

Source: Xinhua

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China-Vietnam friendship called for on Ho Chi Minh’s Birthday [People’s Daily Online]

Posted in Deng Xiaoping, Ho Chi Minh, Mao Zedong, Sino-Vietnamese friendship, Vietnam with tags , , , on May 20, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

Commemorating the birthday of legendary revolutionary Vietnam President Ho Chi Minh…a day late.

The following post is from the People’s Daily Online Forum, the poster is anonymous but would seem to be a Chinese person who is calling for improvement in Sino-Vietnamese ties.  I’m posting it uncorrected despite a good number of typos and slightly abridged .  —  S

Restore China-Vietnam friendship back in Ho Chi Minh Era

—-Dedicated to the 120th birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh (May 19, 1890-September,2 1969)

May 19, 2010 marks the 120th birth anniversary of former Vietnam President Ho Chi Minh.  From the view of Chinese and Vietnamese people, President Ho Chi Minh is an amiable and respectable leader; in the west, he  was considered as a great pioneer for Vietnam’s national independence. The ties between China and Vietnam were experiencing an unprecedented honeymoon stage during the Ho Chi Minh Era.

Chinese traditional culture especially Confucianism deeply influenced Ho Chi Minh. This is a poem collection selected 100 poems Ho Chi Minh wrote down in Chinese during his detention from 1942 to 1943.

Time-honored friendship



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On the eve of foundation of the People’s Republic of China, Ho Chi Minh made a secret visit to Beijing for the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations as well as the aid from China to support Vietnam’s revolution. China’s central government immediately agreed to offer all-sided aid for Vietnam ranging from weapons to medical materials, which lasted for almost 25 years.

Vietnam suffered a long history of big powers’ occupation in the past,which reflected the up-and-down of the world situation. What’s the way for Vietnam to shake off poverty and weakness? …

We are commemorating the 120th birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh and wish the Sino-Vietnamese relations back to the honeymoon stage in Ho Chi Minh Era featuring mutual trust and development !
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