CAVITE, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has protested the presence of a Chinese warship and other vessels off a Filipino military-occupied shoal in the disputed Spratly Islands. A Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman said Tuesday the Philippines denounced the “provocative and illegal presence” of Beijing’s ships off Ayungin Shoal in the South China Sea. Spokesman...
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...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine foreign secretary says his government is formally challenging China’s claims to disputed South China Sea territories at an international tribunal. Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario told reporters that his office has summoned China’s ambassador in the Philippines on Tuesday to inform her that Manila is seeking arbitration, a move...
On Sunday 9 December, an anti-China protest broke out on the streets of two major cities in Vietnam. According to what has been reported by The Guardian, authorities initially allowed about 200 protesters to go on a march but later ordered them to disperse and arrested those who refused. China’s Global Times, a paper that...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine general says U.S. and Filipino marines will hold combat drills at an actual oil rig in the South China Sea to bolster the defense of such facilities from security threats. Lt. Gen. Juancho Sabban, commander of the military’s Western Command, said Thursday the exercises sometime in April or March...
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