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China criticises US, Japan, Australia for ‘fanning’ tensions in South China Sea


Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi criticised the United States, Japan and Australia for a joint statement on the South China Sea that he said was only “fanning the flames” of regional tensions just as countries have agreed to cool them down. Wang said in a statement Wednesday that the move by the three countries came … Continue reading

Philippines rules out talks with China over international tribunal ruling


Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte assured US lawmakers Wednesday that he has no plans to negotiate with China over their territorial dispute in the South China Sea even as former President Fidel Ramos said he will meet with the President over the weekend to discuss his role as presidential troubleshooter for talks with Beijing. Connecticut Senator … Continue reading

South China Sea: China creates facts, builds ground to serve them.


It was 1829 and a young nation seeking to protect key sea lanes dispatched a commodore to remote islets and reefs, “over which the sea broke.” He found safe anchorage and went on to report if a hostile power should occupy them, national interests would be in “deadly peril”; and that “nothing but absolute naval … Continue reading

Chinese media says China should respect international law to win support from South China Sea countries


China’s top policy makers must have come to realise that China’s efforts to convince regional states that it has a firm claim to “historic rights” and “indisputable sovereignty” over the South China Sea has been less than successful. Since China has already settled many of its land border disputes with its neighbours, including Vietnam, the question … Continue reading

Indonesia and Philippines reach agreement in South China Sea dispute; lessons for other claimants


Indonesia and Philippines have rejected historical records, and accepted UNCLOS (1982) as the current prevailing law to settle maritime boundaries in the South China Sea. This should be a precedent to other claimant nations in the territorial disputes. The recent conclusion of negotiation over maritime boundaries between Indonesia and the Philippines was a significant development … Continue reading

Acts of war? China escalates attacks against Vietnam


On Tuesday, tensions between China and Vietnam escalated to near acts of war when a Chinese coast guard vessel apparently rammed into a Vietnamese coast guard vessel. The Vietnamese ship allegedly sustained some major damage, but did not sink. The sailors aboard the ship were not injured. On May 26, a Chinese vessel rammed into … Continue reading

Courage and defiance: The Philippines act of standing up against China


I refer to the report of TJ Burgonio “Philippines defies China warning,” in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 29 with regard to the Philippines’ act of filing the pleading on the sea dispute. To quote from the said report: “Unfazed by threats of sanctions from China, the government yesterday said it was pursuing its case … Continue reading

Former US cutter to help Philippine claims in South China Sea


The former U.S. Coast Guard cutter Dallas is en route to Manila as the newest ship in the Philippine Navy, according to Philippine sources. The re-christened BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16) underwent a 13-month refit in Charleston, S.C. before it departed with its crew on a two-month voyage to the Philippines. Alcaraz, bought from the U.S. … Continue reading

China rejects U.N. Law of the Sea


On January 22, Ma Keqing, the Chinese ambassador to the Philippines, was summoned to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila and handed a note verbale informing her that the Philippines was initiating a legal challenge to bring China before an arbitral tribunal under the terms of the U.N. Convention on Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The note … Continue reading

China spurs defence of narrow seas in East Asia


Southeast Asian states are pursuing an unprecedented level of naval modernisation as tensions in the South China Sea test their abilities to find diplomatic solutions to their territorial disputes. According to projections by a US-based naval consulting company, AMI International, Southeast Asia is set to spend more than US$25 billion on new naval acquisitions through … Continue reading

China and Japan: The Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands under international law


On October 14, 2012, Japan, amidst the tense territorial dispute with China, marked the 60th birthday of its navy with a major naval exercise to show its maritime strength. The dispute is over a small chain of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea, which is in the middle of rich fishing grounds and contains vast reserves of … Continue reading

Aquino calls back boats from the Huangyan Island


The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs announced on June 16 that President Aquino had ordered all Philippine ships to withdraw from the Huangyan Island sea area. Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert Ferreros del Rosario said on that day that due to the increasingly worse weather, President Aquino issued an order on June 15 to … Continue reading

Obama: US must ratify UN sea treaty to avoid confrontation with China


Washington’s failure to ratify the Law of the Sea Convention puts the U.S. military at increasing risk of confrontation with rising powers like China, U.S. officials said on Wednesday as the Obama administration began a new push to join the 30-year-old treaty. Senior defence officials told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that without the treaty, … Continue reading

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