DK1/12 rig is located on the southern continental shelf of Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

US expert condemns China’s violations in Vietnam’s EEZ

China’s deployment of survey vessel group Haiyang Dizhi-8 to Tu Chinh reef (Vanguard Bank) in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) has violated international law, Associate Prof. Ryan Martinson of the US Naval War College said in an article recently published on the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s website.
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Cambodia: Investments poured into construction sector increase

Cambodia’s construction attracted a total investment of US$6.49 billion in the first nine months of 2019, up 34.7 percent from $4.82 billion over the same period last year, said the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction (MLMUPC).

Delegates at the meeting (Photo: VNA)

ASEAN, China talk DOC implementation at 18th SOM meeting

The 18th ASEAN-China Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) on the implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) was held in Da Lat city, the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on October 15.

Indonesian Chief Security Minister Wiranto is taken to hospital after the stabbing (Photo: AFP)

Indonesia arrests 22 terror suspects after minister attacked

Indonesian police on October 14 arrested 22 suspected terrorists with links to self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) following the stabbing of the country’s Chief Security Minister Wiranto in Banten province last week.

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) manages monetary policy through exchange rate settings, rather than through interest rates. (Photo:

Singaporean central bank eases monetary policy

Singapore on October 14 decided to ease monetary policy for the first time in more than three years as the national economy has narrowly avoided recession in the third quarter of 2019.

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Malaysia considers total e-cigarette ban

Malaysia is considering banning the sale of electronic cigarettes following reports of deaths in the US linked to e-cigarettes, said the country’s Minister of Health Dzulkefly Ahmad on October 14.