Tag archive for ‘South China Sea’
Scarborough Shoal
By Christof Lehmann On Saturday, May 20th, 2017

China & Philippines launched dialog over South China Sea controversies

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : China and the Philippines, on Friday, launched what was described as candid but friendly discussions about their territorial dispute in the South China Sea and related issues after President More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Vietnam’s CP Leader Trong Visits China’s Xi

 nsnbc : Nguyen Phu Trong, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and a high-ranking Vietnamese delegation arrived in the Chinese capital Beijing on a four-day-long visit on Thursday, on an official More...

By Christof Lehmann On Saturday, January 7th, 2017

Beijing Wants to Boost China – ASEAN Relations: Win-Win vs Claw-or-Paw

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang, during his weekly press conference, in the first week of January 2017, said that the government in Beijing always regarded ASEAN as More...

A destroyed land bridge (top) is seen in this view of a North Island, near Tree Island and Woody Island in the Paracel chain, in the South China Sea November 14, 2016 in this Planet Labs handout
By Fahwad Al-Khadoumi On Friday, December 23rd, 2016

China Operates Daily Charter Flights to “Capital” of Disputed South China Sea Island

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : China further aggravated its territorial dispute with Vietnam in the South China Sea a.k.a. West Sea by launching daily charter flights to Woody Island and Beijing’s “administrative More...

A satellite image shows what CSIS’s Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative says appears to be anti-aircraft guns and what are likely to be close-in weapons systems (CIWS) on the artificial island Hughes Reef in the South China Sea in this image released on December 13, 2016. Courtesy CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative/DigitalGlobe/
By nsnbc On Friday, December 16th, 2016

Vietnam Weary of China’s Deployment of Arms on Artificial South China Sea Islands

nsnbc : Vietnam raised concerns over what it assumes are anti-aircraft and anti-missile weapons systems by China on artificial islands in disputed South China Sea territories. A satellite image shows what CSIS’s More...

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh (right) and Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan (left).
By nsnbc On Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Singapore & Vietnam to Boost Cooperation within Bilateral, ASEAN and International Frameworks

nsnbc : Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan visited the Vietnamese capital Hanoi to discuss plans to boost bilateral relations within the framework of the ASEAN free trade framework and to optimize More...

By nsnbc On Monday, October 24th, 2016

Vietnam Tries to Defuse South China Sea Military Situation

nsnbc : Vietnamese Foreign Ministry Le Hai Binh stressed that Vietnam calls on all concerned parties involved in territorial and other disputes in the South China Sea to adhere to the UN Convention of the Law of More...

By nsnbc On Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Philippines may agree to joint Chinese – Philippine Hydrocarbon Exploration

nsnbc : The Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte arrived in the Chinese capital Beijing on Tuesday. Several Philippine officials commented that Duterte and his delegation may agree on a joint Chinese – More...

President Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte before his departure for Brunei and China.
By nsnbc On Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Duterte to visit China: Won’t Compromise on Philippines’ Territorial Sovereignty

nsnbc : Ernesto Abella, the spokesman for the Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte, asserted that the president won’t enter any agreement with China that could be prejudicial to the country’s More...

By nsnbc On Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Philippines & US start joint war games amidst uncertainty about relations

nsnbc : Philippine and US Marines and Navies launched joint military exercises in the Philippines main Luzon Island and Palawan. The war games are being conducted amidst uncertainty about bilateral relations and More...