With eye on China, Indonesian parliament approves higher defense spending

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With eye on China, Indonesian parliament approves higher defense spending

Indonesian lawmakers on Tuesday approved higher defense spending this year to fund, among other things, major upgrades to military facilities in the Natuna Islands, whose nearby waters Beijing says are subject to "over-lapping claims".

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Tropical depressions ravage East Vietnam Sea, lash areas with downpours

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Tropical depressions ravage East Vietnam Sea, lash areas with downpours

Although the earlier depression is now dissipating, a fresh one has formed, and is predicted to inundate multiple parts of Vietnam, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF).

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Strong tropical depression brings heavy rains and flash flood

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Strong tropical depression brings heavy rains and flash flood

A tropical low pressure system has caused medium- heavy rains and thunderstorms on the large scale in the territorial waters from Da Nang to Binh Thuan, Central Highlands and the southern region, reported the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center on June 27.
People should be alert for direction of low pressure and flash flood. (Photo:SGGP)

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New tropical depression enters East Sea

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New tropical depression enters East Sea

After new tropical low pressure system appeared in the center of East Sea, it directly affected to weather situation in the central and southern provinces, reported the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center on June 26.
New troppical low pressure will enter East Sea in next two or three days. (Source: the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center)

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Mekong Delta suffers huge losses because of drought & saltwater intrusion

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Mekong Delta suffers huge losses because of drought & saltwater intrusion

The long- lasting drought and saltwater influx hitting provinces of the Mekong Delta has seriously affected local residents' production and life, reported the Steering Committee of the West-southern Region on Tuesday.

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Indonesian president sails to South China Sea islands in message to Beijing

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Indonesian president sails to South China Sea islands in message to Beijing

Indonesia's president visited the Natuna Islands aboard a warship on Thursday, making a bold move to assert sovereignty over the area in the southern reaches of the South China Sea after Beijing stated its "over-lapping claim" on nearby waters.

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Indonesia says has no overlapping South China Sea claims with China

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Indonesia says has no overlapping South China Sea claims with China

Indonesia's foreign minister on Wednesday rejected China's stance that the two Asian nations have overlapping claims in the South China Sea, where there has been a run of skirmishes between Indonesian navy ships and Chinese vessels.

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Indonesia to blow up illegal foreign fishing boats

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Indonesia to blow up illegal foreign fishing boats

Indonesia plans to sink at least 30 foreign vessels caught by the authorities while conducting illegal fishing in its waters, Minister of Maritime and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti announced on June 21.

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Indonesia vows to stand firm after skirmishes with Chinese ships

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Indonesia vows to stand firm after skirmishes with Chinese ships

Indonesia is determined to assert its exclusive right to a corner of the South China Sea where there has been a run of skirmishes between Indonesian navy ships and Chinese vessels, the vice-president said on Monday.

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Busy coast guards show law needed in South China Sea, Allen says

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Busy coast guards show law needed in South China Sea, Allen says

With non-military actors like coast guards increasingly active in the disputed South China Sea, former U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen said international law was becoming even more important to keeping a lid on tensions.

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Indonesia detains Chinese boat for illegal fishing

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Indonesia detains Chinese boat for illegal fishing

An Indonesian navy warship captured a Chinese boat and its crew members for illegal fishing in Indonesian territorial waters bordering the East Sea on June 18, source of Vietnamnews from Jakarta.

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Vietnamese fishing boat hit by Chinese vessel in Vietnam’s waters

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Vietnamese fishing boat hit by Chinese vessel in Vietnam’s waters

A Vietnamese fishing boat on Saturday returned ashore safely with severe damages to its side, with fishermen claiming it was hit on Thursday by a Chinese vessel off Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) islands.

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Vietnamese fishermen report being hit by Chinese boat

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Vietnamese fishermen report being hit by Chinese boat

Fishermen from Quang Ngai Province in central Vietnam have reported being attacked by Chinese boats when they were sailing in Vietnamese waters around Hoang Sa (Paracel) Islands.

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Vietnam sends 760 people to look for 2 missing planes, 9 military personnel

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Vietnam sends 760 people to look for 2 missing planes, 9 military personnel

As of Saturday, more than 750 military personnel have been dispatched to search for a coast guard aircraft that disappeared during a search mission for the missing pilot of a crashed Russian-made fighter jet earlier this week.

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Chinese spy ship shadows U.S., Japanese, Indian naval drill in the Western Pacific

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Chinese spy ship shadows U.S., Japanese, Indian naval drill in the Western Pacific

A Chinese observation ship shadowed the powerful U.S. aircraft carrier, John C. Stennis, in the Western Pacific on Wednesday, a Japanese official said, joining warships from Japan and India in drills close to waters Beijing considers its backyard.

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