Published: Jul 31, 2022
Chinese State-owned oil and gas giant China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) has tapped commercial flows of oil and gas from a shale exploration well in the South China Sea, the first successfully drilled shale oil well offshore.
Published: Jun 01, 2022
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has filed a diplomatic protest against China’s unilateral imposition of a three-and-half-month fishing ban in the South China Sea, saying the prohibition encroaches into parts of the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Published: May 27, 2022
In his first foreign policy pronouncement, Ferdinand Marcos Jr on Thursday said he would uphold a 2016 decision by the Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) that favoured Manila’s diplomatic protest against Beijing’s sweeping claims in the South China Sea.
Published: Feb 12, 2022
Amid aggressive posturing by China on maritime issues, the four Quad countries today called for adherence to international law, particularly as reflected in the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), to meet challenges to the maritime rules-based order, including in the South and East China Seas.
Published: Jan 14, 2022
BEIJING - Beijing has hit back at a new United States report that says its maritime claims in the South China Sea are "unlawful", calling it misleading and a distortion of international law.
Published: Oct 29, 2021
In the backdrop of China’s aggressive behaviour on maritime issues, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ten ASEAN countries today affirmed the importance of maintaining and promoting peace, stability, safety and security in the South China Sea, and ensuring freedom of navigation and overflight.
Published: Aug 04, 2021
State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on Tuesday for China and ASEAN to tackle external interference as well as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and step up consultation on the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea to safeguard peace and stability in the region.