The construction of an airstrip by China on Phu Lam island has seriously violated Vietnam's sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Hai Binh said on October 9.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung hosted separate receptions for outgoing Chinese Ambassador and new Ambassadors of Thailand and Egypt in Hanoi on April 1.
Vietnamese and Chinese Governmental negotiating delegates on border and territory gathered at a plenary session in Hanoi on December 5-7.
Defence Minister Genaral Phung Quang Thanh hosted a reception for visiting First Admiral Haji Mohd Hanifa, Commander of the Royal Brunei Navy, in Hanoi on July 2.
Working teams representing Vietnam and China have completed the third round of less contentious negotiations on cooperation at sea in Beijing.
A Vietnamese delegation led by Rear Admiral Pham Ngoc Minh, Deputy Commander of the Vietnam People's Army has attended the 13th Western Pacific Naval Symposium (WPNS) in Malaysia.
Working teams from Vietnam and China conducted the first round of negotiations on cooperation in less sensitive fields at sea, in Beijing, from May 29-30.