Attending meeting of the Committee on Foreign Affairs 2014


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United Nation Association-USA Annual Meeting 2014 Report


I’ve recently returned from Washington D.C., where I met with my local Representatives and California Senators discussing about issues that may seem far from home, but are near and dear to core American values. One of them is the vital importance of supporting United Nations peacekeeping operations, particularly in nations like the Central African Republic … Continue reading United Nation Association-USA Annual Meeting 2014 Report

China Must Respect International Law and Remove HD-981 Oil Rig from Vietnam’s Waters


To:  Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations  Mr. Xi Jinping, President of People Republic of China  Mr. Barack Obama, President of the United States of America  Mr. Le Luong Minh, Secretary General of ASEAN  All peace loving people in the world  May 22, 2014Re.: China’s Placement of Oil Rig HD-981 in Vietnam’s … Continue reading China Must Respect International Law and Remove HD-981 Oil Rig from Vietnam’s Waters

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


China's Oil Rig Gambit: South China Sea Game-Changer? China’s placement of a state-owned oil rig in the South China Sea was unexpected, provocative and illegal. By Carl Thayer May 12, 2014 China’s placement of the giant state-owned oil rig HD-981 in Block 143 inside Vietnam’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) on May 2 was unexpected, provocative and … Continue reading China’s Oil Rig Gambit: South China Sea Game-Changer?

The Paracel Islands and Spratly Islands Belong to Vietnam


The Paracel Islands and Spratly Islands Belong to Vietnam The Paracel and Spratly archipelagos have been considered Vietnamese territories for many centuries. These islands have both strategic and economic significance, and are now being claimed by many countries including China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Brunei making it a political hotspot in the region. This … Continue reading The Paracel Islands and Spratly Islands Belong to Vietnam