Asean, Beijing discuss South China Sea issue
Sep07

Asean, Beijing discuss South China Sea issue

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and Beijing met today in Laos to discuss the South China Sea territorial dispute issues. The 10 country Asean group, consisting of Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, resumed their discussions here on how to advance economic integration, before meeting with the Chinese delegation, headed by Prime Minister Li Keqiang,...

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Philippines urges China to recognise South China Sea ruling
Aug30

Philippines urges China to recognise South China Sea ruling

Philippine Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay said on Tuesday that if China does not recognise the international court ruling against Beijing’s territorial claims in the South China Sea; it will be the “loser”. “We are trying to make China understand especially when the dust settles that unless they respect and recognise the arbitral tribunal, they will be the losers at the end of that day on this matter,”...

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The Real Secret of the South China Sea
Jul29

The Real Secret of the South China Sea

Author: Pepe Escobar The South China Sea is and will continue to be the ultimate geopolitical flashpoint of the young 21st century – way ahead of the Middle East or Russia’s western borderlands. No less than the future of Asia – as well as the East-West balance of power – is at stake. To understand the Big Picture, we need to go back to 1890 when Alfred Mahan, then president of the US Naval College, wrote the seminal The Influence...

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China to hold drills with Russia in South China Sea
Jul28

China to hold drills with Russia in South China Sea

China and Russia will hold routine naval exercises in the South China Sea in September, China’s Defense Ministry said on Thursday (July 28), adding that the drills were aimed at strengthening their cooperation and were not aimed at any other country. “This is a routine exercise between the two armed forces, aimed at strengthening the developing China-Russia strategic cooperative partnership,” China’s defense ministry spokesman Yang...

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Kerry says he will encourage Manila to pursue negotiations with Beijing
Jul27

Kerry says he will encourage Manila to pursue negotiations with Beijing

Washington agrees with Beijing that “the time has come” to move away from the tensions in the South China Sea and to “turn the page”, US Secretary of State John Kerry said, adding that he will encourage the Philippines to pursue dialogue and negotiation with China in their dispute. He made the comments to reporters in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, while recalling his meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang...

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