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Internet Governance Forum Leadership Panel

Internet Governance Forum Leadership Panel

The United Nations Secretary-General has appointed 10 high-level and eminent persons to serve on his inaugural Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Leadership Panel. In line with the mandate of the IGF and as recommended in the Secretary-General’s Roadmap for Digital...

China Plays Cat and Mouse With Vietnam Coast Guard on Rig

(BGF)  - The Bloomberg News shared a story of Vietnamese  Lt. Colonel Phan Duy Cuong about his combat with Chinese vessels in waters near islands claimed by both nations in the South China Sea. It also calls the situation as "playing a daily game of cat and mouse" in...

Filipinos, Vietnamese Protest China in Manila

(BGF)  -  On May 16, more than 100 Filipinos and Vietnamese residents in the Philippines have staged a joint protest in front of Chinese consulate in Manila, demanding that China stop oil drilling in waters claimed by Vietnam, as the Voice of America reported. Click...

Vietnam: No basis to China’s South China Sea claims

(BGF) - As the United Press International (UPI) reported, Nguyen Quang Ngoc, vice chairman of the Vietnam Historical Science Association, said he has an atlas from the late 1800s that shows the territory where China's drilling rig HD-981 is positioned is under...

Manila to bear consequences for deliberate provocation

(BGF) - In a commentary published in People Daily, China affirmed it has "indisputable sovereign rights" over the Nansha Islands, including the Half Moon Shoal (known as Hasa-Hasa Shoal by the Philippines) and reminded the Philippines to bear consequences for...

Stop fueling maritime provocation, Beijing tells Washington

(BGF) - Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that China wanted the US to "stop fueling provocations by relevant parties" in a telephone conversation with US Secretary John Kerry, as the China's ECNS News reported. China also urged Washington to "stand firmly", "be cautious...