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Michael Dukakis advises new Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey

Michael Dukakis advises new Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey

The thunderous applause broke out as soon as Governor Maura Healey officially took up the title. Her number two, Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll, took the oath next. Their speeches hit on climate change, transportation and housing. “Let’s chart our path forward, walk...

China’s Oil Rig Gambit: South China Sea Game-Changer?

(BGF) - Carl Thayer from The Diplomat commented on China actions regarding to its placement of the giant state-owned oil rig HD-981 inside Vietnam's Exclusive Economic Zone on May 2 was unexpected, provocative and illegal. Click here to read the full article or visit...

Vietnam protesters attack China over sea dispute

(BGF) - Vietnam government appeared to approve the demonstrations to communicate its anger over what it sees as Beijing's aggressive infringement of Vietnamese sovereignty. Hundreds of people across Vietnam have protested against China's role in a sea dispute, BBC...

Beijing: Sea row not a problem between China and Southeast Asia group

(BGF) -  Southeast Asian foreign ministers voiced "serious concerns" over naval clashes between Vietnam and China, and the regional group's top official urged Beijing to step up efforts to advance talks on maritime security. Nevertheless, China's foreign ministry, in...

Vietnam allows anti-China protest over oil rig

(BGF) - Vietnam government once were unfavored public gathering for fear they could attract anti-government protesters.  However, it allowed several hundred demonstrators to stage a noisy rally outside the Chinese Embassy in Hanoi on Sunday May 11 against Beijing's...

UN chief urges restraint by China and Vietnam

(BGF) - The tension between Vietnam and China has escalating after China deployed its drilling rig in waters which claimed by Vietnam on May 1. Chinese and Vietnamese ships have been colliding each other and resulted in many injured in Vietnam side. The Secretary...

Looming street protests a test for Vietnam

(BGF) - Vietnam Communist Party still want to control the country's dissident movement against China as it shows distrust  the public gatherings of any sort, much less ones that risk posing a threat to public order. The New Zealand Herald Nevertheless said that some...