BEIJING (AP) — China’s increasingly powerful navy paid a symbolic visit to the country’s southernmost territorial claim deep in the South China Sea this week as part of military drills in the disputed Spratly Islands involving amphibious landings and aircraft. The visit to James Shoal, reported by state media, followed several days of drills starting...
A tiny, newly founded Chinese municipality in the South China Sea, which is also claimed by Vietnam, could become an offshore haven for Chinese companies, its mayor and Communist Party Secretary said in an interview this week. “We think we should develop some virtual economic activity. We already have 11 companies that have registered in...
BEIJING (AP) — China said Tuesday it has rejected the Philippines’ attempt to seek international arbitration over conflicting claims to territory in the South China Sea. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said that China’s ambassador to Manila, Ma Keqing, had returned Manila’s formal notification of the move to a Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs official....
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A senior U.S. lawmaker says China should agree to face the Philippines before a U.N. arbitration tribunal to resolve the two Asian countries’ territorial rifts peacefully and avoid a crisis in the region. The Philippines announced last week that it was bringing a case before a U.N. arbitration tribunal to challenge...
On January 23, Moeung Samphan, Secretary of State at the Cambodian Defense Ministry, and General Qi Jianguo, deputy chief of staff of the People’s Liberation Army, signed a military cooperation agreement under which 12 Chinese-built Zhi-9 helicopters will be delivered to the Royal Cambodian Army. As part of the deal, the People’s Liberation Army will...
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