• Thu, 21 Feb 2019 01:00
    Why China is right to tame its supremacist Muslim minority
    A conflict is brewing in the Have Your Say section, concerning China’s treatment of Uighurs in its Xinjiang region. I detest China’s bullying policy on Taiwan and Tibet and its encroachment in the South China Sea.
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  • Fri, 11 Jan 2019 17:00
    Asean meeting under Thai chair to discuss contentious issues next week in Chiang Mai
    Asean foreign ministers will next week gather in the northern Thai province of Chiang Mai to brainstorm on various vexing issues, including the Rakhine crisis, South China Sea, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and an Indo-Pacific Strategy aiming to maintain its “centrality” for regional security architecture.
  • Tue, 04 Dec 2018 01:00
    Asean urged to stay strong while drafting code of conduct
    ASEAN is being urged to make no concessions to China, especially over the contentious issue of the South China Sea, as the grouping pushes ahead with negotiations on a Code of Conduct (COC) to bind the parties.
  • Fri, 30 Nov 2018 01:00
    US backs Thailand as Asean chair, wishes success in polls
    THE UNITED STATES is ready to support Thailand as Asean chair as it will play a strategic role in the security of the Indo-Pacific region and also wished the Kingdom success in the upcoming general election, a visiting senior defence official said Thursday.
  • Fri, 09 Nov 2018 15:38
    Vietnam: South China Sea issues come under the spotlight
    Discussions and forums on the South China Sea (called East Sea by Vietnam) have become sources of interdisciplinary study among scholars and researchers from the fields of politics, social policy, environment and strategy over the past decade.
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  • Fri, 24 Aug 2018 01:00
    Duterte right to snarl at China
    Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte stated that he would affirm the country’s territorial claims in the South China Sea if China chooses to take control of mineral explorations in the resource-rich waters. He also said that Eduardo Ano, Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge, will carry a knife and stab the Chinese if there’s uranium there. 
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  • Thu, 23 Aug 2018 14:53
    PH concerned over possible entry of nuclear weapons in South China Sea
    The Philippines is concerned about China's possible deployment of nuclear weapons in its outposts in the heavily disputed South China Sea.
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  • Fri, 17 Aug 2018 01:00
    Power balance in South China Sea
    China wants military exercises and energy exploration with Southeast Asian nations in disputed waters, according to a draft document, but it insists on outside countries being excluded in what analysts say is a bid to diminish US influence. 
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  • Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:04
    Philippines' Duterte slams China over island-building
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has urged China to "temper" its behaviour in the South China Sea in a rare criticism of the Asian superpower over its programme of island-building in disputed waters.
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  • Sun, 12 Aug 2018 16:47
    Urgent : China threatens PH military aircraft in latest flight over South China Sea
    The Chinese Navy has threatened a Philippine military aircraft in its most recently reported flight over China’s man-made islands in the South China Sea, telling it to leave or else it will face responsibility.
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  • Sat, 04 Aug 2018 15:06
    China's militarisation of South China Sea done in self-defence: Foreign Minister Wang Yi
    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday (Aug 4) defended China's military build-up in the South China Sea, calling it actions taken in self-defence in response to security pressure from the United States and other non-regional countries.
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  • Fri, 03 Aug 2018 14:44
    Asean ‘agrees' South China Sea cooperation deal
    Asean has agreed on a single draft negotiating text to enable a “new era of cooperation” over the long-disputed South China Sea, Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said on Friday.
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  • Fri, 03 Aug 2018 09:39
    China seeks military drills with Asean in disputed sea
    China wants military exercises and energy exploration with Southeast Asian nations in disputed waters, according to a draft document, but it insists on outside countries being excluded in what analysts said was a bid to diminish US influence.
  • Fri, 03 Aug 2018 01:00
    Asean and China cross major milestone for Code of Conduct
    Ministers optimistic as Differences narrowed down to single draft negotiating text on South China Sea.
  • Tue, 31 Jul 2018 01:00
    South China Sea talks see agreement on negotiations
    FOREIGN MINISTERS of Asean and China have agreed to accept a “single text” to negotiate the code of conduct on the contentious South China Sea issue, according to diplomats of both sides.
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