Vietnam orders media to promote its ocean strategy —


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The Vietnamese government has launched a national campaign to advance its maritime policies, as the ruling party promises to explore “all available legal tools” to defend its interests amid China’s growing self-assertion in the South China Sea. ONE government order stipulates that by 2025, all domestic media must have a dedicated section on Vietnam’s maritime and maritime strategy, and their entire editorial staff must have the necessary knowledge and understanding of both international and national laws at sea. Meanwhile, the Vietnamese authorities have banned all tourist activities on two islands adjacent to the strategic Cam Ranh Bay, which is under...