‘United Asean will try to convince China on sea code of conduct’

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An aerial view shows an islet in the disputed Spratly Group of Islands, in the West Philippine Sea. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) will speak as one to convince China to negotiate a binding agreement on conduct in the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), a stand that was reached after initial discord on the contentious issue.

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said Saturday ministers of the 10-member bloc have agreed to collectively encourage China to sit down and discuss the long-delayed completion of the Code of Conduct (COC) in the West Philippine Sea, legally binding guidelines that would govern the disputed waters.

“With solidarity and in speaking with one voice, Asean has taken the position that it will urge China to agree to an expeditious conclusion of the COC,” said Del Rosario in a text message Saturday.

Del Rosario joined fellow Asean ministers in a two-day meeting  at the Hua Hin resort town in Thailand on Aug. 14 and 15, discussions preparatory to Asean’s meeting with China on the COC at the end of the month.

The talks to be held in Beijing would follow through on the willingness China had signified to the Asean during ministerial meetings in Brunei in June, where Beijing agreed to discuss the implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC).

Del Rosario earlier said the Philippines and Vietnam would work together to convince Asean to take a singular stand toward China, particularly in calling for negotiations instead of mere consultations on the COC which are envisioned to upgrade the “watered down” and nonbinding DOC.

The Asean position reached in Thailand is a positive shift from earlier disagreements on the matter, punctuated last year by the bloc’s failure to issue a joint communique on the territorial dispute under the chairmanship of Cambodia, a known ally of China.—Tarra Quismundo

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  • Interested Observer

    If this is how the ASEAN countries negotiate….god help them, they will never agree on anything. Just a bunch of name-calling children. I think it is very obvious to anyone that China is trying to bully the smaller countries & claim the whole sea.

    • Rejenal Pang

      U know why there is no refugees ans asylum seekers in Philippines because they all got shoot dead once they enter the Philippines EEZ If Philippines cannot cop with the Asean country .then they better deal with those country in the Pacific like Indonesia and smuggle all those so call asylum to Papua New guniea or Australia

      • Alex Alvarez

        Maybe this present times, but before? We have those vietnamese boat people. And we Filipinos allowed the Jewish and Russians to seek shelter here in our beloved country.

      • .Hugo

        only hong kong declared itself as the port of first asylum for the boat people, not the philippines. hong kong has received and taken care of more than 200,000 of them, and spent over hkd 3 billion. hong kong was not even an asean member but has born the biggest bulk or responsibility next to the u.s.

        and it is simply childish to rely on asean to speak for you, when your interest is insignificant to them, especially individual state can gain more by negotiating with china separately.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        So just hummp each other’s arse merrily, fockface!! LOL!!

      • .Hugo

        yes, your fellow asean members can feel free to do so, and it is still worth more than to help the philippines to steal chinese land.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        My dog’s name is Turdfather, sez you’re one his puppy, conceived when he focked your mama, now wants to humpp your sister too!
        LOL!!!

      • .Hugo

        yeah yeah yeah, big deal, haha…..

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        See, you likee Turdfather fockee your sister and mama. You want his hyena friend arsefock you too? LOL!!

      • Mazza02

        Honh kong…hahahaha why dont you tell that to actual refugees who were settled breifly in hong kong as well as those who were turned away…those refugees were all chinese from vietnam

      • .Hugo

        laugh won’t hide the fact. hk has done more than its fair share.

      • Rejenal Pang

        Jewish and Russia that will be date back to when
        your country going backwards

      • Mazza02

        No only the chinese shoot refugees such as what hong kong did to chinese fleeing vietnam

  • kulas3

    Pretty soon the 50 cent party will be extinct as China goes broke. Hoooooray !!!!

    “Momentum is growing in China to allow market forces to end a titanic capacity glut in heavy industry that a decade of state interventions has failed to resolve, according to speeches made by high-ranking officials this month at a closed-door event.

    The speeches indicate that China’s reform-minded cabinet is considering a dose of deeper structural reform to remedy bloated, inefficient and debt-laden sectors…

    Beijing has yet to make clear whether it would begin to allow loss-making firms to go bankrupt…

  • Crazy_horse101010

    speaking for your self sorry though i know why she left you she didnt want a loser . there is always four legged animals or sex tous

    • Rejenal Pang

      remember a 6ft 4, 230 lbs lying on the belly is a good target for the sailors and they pounds on the 2 legs too
      besides that haven’t U finish with the blue-light yet?

      • crazy_horse_101010

        HAWHAWHAWHAW PERVERT AZZ LOVER

      • crazy_horse_101010

        i see you have a fetish for sailors pervert disgusting animal. oh my wife is american citizen dumb azz HAWHAWHAW LOSER

      • upupperclassman

        Hahaha! It is great one for Crazy_horse if he has any sense of humor.

      • crazy_horse_101010

        how would you know stupid you are the humor HAWHAWHAW

      • crazy_horse_101010

        sure i got a sense of humor you should see the way i laugh when i see your postings. its like watching a 4 year old act grownup hawhaw

      • .Hugo

        reading your posts is of no difference too.

        oh there might be one: you could be 6 months younger, haha.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Gibberish Hugo, just go fock pang-pang in the arse, you really deserve each other, mothafocker!! LOL!!

      • .Hugo

        at least we know that’s it for you, as you can’t even raise a single argument anymore.

        continue with such language as that is your only comfort.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Why should I. I don’t want to get in the way of your arsefocking session with pang-pang. Well, Turdfather will bang your sis & possibly your mama too, so you can have a brother soon! LOL!!

      • .Hugo

        it’s not “why should you”, as you just can’t raise a single valid argument anymore, although you cheap replies are entertaining.

        as you, like your country, is too weak to make any change but to make yourself and your country more corrupted and backwards.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        It means why should i argue with you, being too focused on arsefocking yourself! Good luck with the brother your mama will have if Turdfather is still as virile as before, hope he’s not a queer as you turned out to be! ROTFL!!

      • .Hugo

        why? because you can’t give valid answers nor raise just one valid argument.

        as said, like your country, is too weak to make any change but to make yourself and your country more corrupted and backwards.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        See, the dog’s doiing a good job with your mama & you are expecting a brother soon. Maybe a niece after Turdfather gets over your sister too? Too bad pang-pang can’t conceive when you arsefock him! LOL!!

      • .Hugo

        i simply wish there are more individuals like you in the philippines, as there will be nothing constructive being done. yet i pity other asean countries and the u.s. which have to give you charity all the time because of that.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        You’re just trying to let somebody join you in arsefocking! Leaving you to do your thing!! LOL..fockhead!!

      • Mazza02

        Please dont speak of validity…..you and your kind are trolling Filipino news sites….you are in no position to talk of validity

      • .Hugo

        don’t find it as a valid reason at all, especially when you guys cannot even provide valid arguments to support your cause.

        and “trolling your news site”? maybe you shouldn’t be using the internet at all, haha…

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Sir Pervert, another jerk, butts in! HAHAHAHA!!

      • Mazza02

        Typical chinese…walang utang na loob like you ….a shameless traitor to Philippines….sigh

      • crazy_horse_101010

        you sure have fetish for sailors pervert and you must have one for me also since you want me on my belly never happen and dumb dumb what is a blue light. is tha the one you see when you are on drugs

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        What in the fock! Stop interpreting your chinese thoughts in english, you jerk, can’t curse you properly if you can’t properly do english!

      • Rejenal Pang

        third world pygmy when did U learn to speak so loud

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        A 6′ 2″ man is a pygmy? I speak loudly to tell you, go fock yourself in the arse, if your english is up to understanding that!!

      • Rejenal Pang

        never see U come up any idea but bla bla bla

        U can suck on my dick with full stretch I suppose

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        You still consider that bump your dick? No wonder Hugo is always the focker while you’re the bender-over! And don’t offer your queerness to others, OK?

    • hello stupids

      U should call Trojan horse sossos

    • hello stupids

      U should call yourself

    • hello stupids

      u should call Trajan_ horse sos sos instead

  • hello stupids

    crazy-horse 101010 should rename as Trojan_horse sos sos

  • hello stupids

    crazy_horse101010 should be Trojan_horse sos sos

  • Lopez_Chaena

    Imperial china, the descendants from gods, will never yield to us – humans.

    • Mazza02

      It seems that delusions of grandeur accusation are true….despite being the largest number of poor people in the world

  • Punyëtero»Ka

    All 50c Party trolls, if you can access the internet, google “China takes aim at western ideas”. Maybe your limited knowledge can be boosted to above moronic level!

    • .Hugo

      google “菲律賓南海野心” too and see what the philippines is really up to.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        I don’t do chinese characters, specially the info-filtered sites. Where have. you been, the father-of-all fockers? At least you acknowledge you’re a troll, Fockface! You & your kind take a flying fock to each others arses! LOL!!

      • .Hugo

        then too bad for you as you can’t use the language to search the “non-filtered” sites, and you are simply naive to say all chinese sites are filtered, when there are over 500 million users using chinese on the internet, with users from all chinese communities spanning from china to hong kong to taiwan and to the u.s.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        I don’t care, do your arsefocking with each other, don’t try your propaganda crap here. Mothafocker!!

      • .Hugo

        of course you don’t care, as you just can’t care. as you, like your country, is too weak to make any change but to make yourself and your country more corrupted and backwards.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Fock pang-pang in the arse as you are used to, just smear his shiit on your face which you like, focking queer & while you’re at it let my dog fock your sister too! ROTFL!!

      • .Hugo

        and at the end of the day, the philippines is still a very minor player of global politics and it cannot influence anything. you guys are only good at stealing money of your fellow countrymen and gain power in your corrupted government.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Why do you want to attract some guys here to arsefock you? Turdfather my dog, your papa, is hesitating to fock your sister, sez she has same stink as you got from your wh@re mama!! LOL!!

      • .Hugo

        that won’t change the fact that the philippines is weak, as everyone is so corrupted that they are killing their own country.

        yes, keep flirting with you past colonial masters, and continue to cry baby so you will able to buy some more junks from your masters.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        But you can’t deny being Turdfather’s puppy as your mama flirted with him! You even have the same smirk while you’re jerking off, fockhead!!

      • .Hugo

        you can continue to divert from the topic if that’s the only way to cover your embarrassment of losing, i don’t really mind.

        yet the fact still stands, it is childish to think that asean will help the weak philippines to steal chinese land, when there is no point helping it, and other asean member states can make more gain to work with china constructively.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        It’s good you don’t dispute being Turdfather’s puppy. He mighT bite you in the arse which you love to selF-fock if you deny him. LOL!!

      • .Hugo

        call it whatever you like, for us we look at the real issue that matters. calling me names won’t change any political reality that the philippines is childish to think that asean will help the weak philippines to steal chinese land, when there is no point helping it, and when they can make more gain to work with china constructively.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Yadi-yada, blah, blah, meathead! Shet-for-brains addled by too much auto-arsefocking. Pang-pang frowning, make him happy again! LOL!!

      • crazy_horse_101010

        doesnt matter if the government controls it millions of russians and germans were controlled. also and look at your neighbor north korea. i have no trust of commies since they killed my family who were innocent but were killed anyway.

      • .Hugo

        same as the family of the taiwanese fisherman being murdered by your coast guard pirates too. they have no trust of your pcg pirates, no trust of your investigation, no trust of your police, no trust of your court, no trust of your government, and no trust of your media reports too.

      • Rejenal Pang

        How many people in Europe middle East and African been killed by the American since 90
        millions and millions

        what about their families

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        It would be nice if you become a number in that figure, you stuppid mothefocker!! LOL!!

      • Rejenal Pang

        It would be nice if those Middle East terrorist hunt U down

        they will have U accountable…stuppid .mothefocker

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        the Middle East is a region in the globe you stupid jerk, not a person! Told you to get better english teachers. You ignored my advice now you sound more fockheaded!! LMAO!

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Hugo edited your post, added terrorist to make it legible. See, your chinglish makes you moronic! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!

      • crazy_horse_101010

        in africa 124 in libya 231 in somalia in europe only in bosnia to stop the ethnic cleansing and rapes that was nto not america. how many in aisa killed by terrorist millions inclding shooting of school girls and women. and i know not even one million were killed. prove to me how many were killed you made the statement so how many comrade what about the familes of the kurds that were gassed by saddam what about the familes in kuwait.and what about the families of the 30 million who were klled by the red guards in china

      • Rejenal Pang

        U forgot Iraq and Afgan

        It will be close to 10 millions in Iraq only

        somalia and libya both in Africa

        what about the Serbia

        how many in aisa killed by terrorist millions inclding shooting of
        school girls and women. and i know not even one million were killed.

        kill by terrorist

        I never heard about the terrorist before the gulf war.American force them to be terrorist

      • crazy_horse_101010

        show me proof 10 million were killed in iraq because that would be most of the people living iraq serbia was nato not america and they were asked to go there by bosnia becAuse the serbs were killing and raping the women. you never heard of 9 11 before the war you never heard of the dozens of plane highjackings you never heard of the bombings in kenya. where have you been now you are funny how did i forget iraq when they invaded kuwait and attacked saudi arabia. over 20 countries attacked iraq including syria saudi and the emirates and their is 48 countries with soldiers in afghanistan right now besides america read your history but show me proof on how many killed in iraq because you are lying again.

      • Rejenal Pang

        I can only got the fact that America do not have the approval from the UN to invade Iraq in 2003
        should the American be charge for war crimes

      • crazy_horse_101010

        google chinese to find out what the philippines is up to . think we are supposed to believe a chinese brainwashing site. google china smack to find out what china is really doing

      • .Hugo

        the south china sea is a national interest of all chinese, and of course we should refer to chinese information. only because information in the philippine is brainwashing doesn’t mean a chinese web site is.

      • crazy_horse_101010

        china is famous for brainwashing and coverups. i use international web sites. and i know the secrets they stole from my country which they used to build their military . and my country isnt the philippines its a lot farther east. .

      • .Hugo

        i see the philippines much better in playing with such tricks too.

        free chinese media and new sources are just everywhere, only you limited knowledge of not knowing chinese has narrowed your vision, you can only blame yourself.

        and that “country farther east” simply steals information from the whole world, really no big difference.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Hey good you came to help pang-pang your mutual arsefocker! No wonder you stink with his shiit all over your face! Really get turned on telling you to arsefock each other?

      • .Hugo

        helping? no…. just seeing some brainless comments from you that keep me entertained, as i know that’s about the only thing that you can do.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Oh so you really enjoy arsefocking as entertainment! Turdfather, my dog, your papa will fock your sister’s whang until it come out her throat, but he’ll not arsefock you. He will take his hyena friend to do that to you as you seem to be tired of pang-pang! ROTFL!!

      • .Hugo

        say whatever you like to make yourself feel good, as that’s the only thing that you can do when fighting a losing battle.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Arsefock merrily along then, nobody’s stopping you, brainless dickhead. BTW Turdfather has the hyena for you..LOL!!

      • .Hugo

        swear as much as you like, i can sympathize your feeling of being a loser. yet please get used to it.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Now I get it! You get your kicks when somebody goads you while arsefocking pang-pang! Perverted humfhead you are! LOL!!

      • Rejenal Pang

        Hello U must forgot who is Snowden and American still have no reply to the world.
        U can say it is easier for the Chinese to hack into American computer than American hack in to China computer
        but If if U know how the Ip address work than U should know it is not possible to hack in those military department because they are category 5 which mean it is not assessable
        the home network or public network is 3.and the bank is 4

        stole from my country which they used to build their military . Give me an example if U can

        please don’t talk about the stealth plane because it is invented by the German before ww2

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Hello? This is the operator, NOT! Told you you’re in the internet not on your focking phone! Your arguments not worth a penny, however if you fock yourself in your arse, that would call attention to you, meathead! LOL!!

      • Rejenal Pang

        What about U buried your head into your arse that will keep U quiet

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Isn’t that what you do with Hugo & here you are still yapping & arsefocking merrrily?

      • crazy_horse_101010

        stupid the germans invented the me 262 which was a jet not a stealth again you failed history. other countries were building jets at the same time. as for the rest of your garbage again cant understand it try again.

      • Rejenal Pang

        Horten Ho 229
        go and chexk it up yourself

      • crazy_horse_101010

        already did and you are wrong again and what is a chexk . gemany never bult a horton in ww2 or before ww2 nice try comrade

      • Rejenal Pang

        U should change your name to Trojan_ horses sossos

      • crazy_horse_101010

        and you should change your name to douchebag since that is all you are good for what is sossos calling for help you need it comrade

    • Rejenal Pang

      typical pygmy symptoms your limited knowledge can be boosted to above moronic level!

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        You’re plagiarizing my term pang-pang, if you know what the word means! Just keep on arsefocking each other then you will see the light!!

      • Rejenal Pang

        Hello U keep buried your head into your arse .what make U border about the light

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        More chinglish blabber only you can dechiper! Just keep on hummping maybe something legible will come out! LOL!!

      • Rejenal Pang

        Just keep on hummping maybe something legible liquid will come out! LOL!!

      • crazy_horse_101010

        you dont even know what legible means now that is funny

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Copy-paste, that’s what you’re used to! Chinglish messed up when a word added. Just arsefock Hugo again, your lover who’s loco!! Hee-haw!!

    • Rejenal Pang

      I give U a $ if U know why China can easy hack into American system and impossible for the American to hack into China system because China using the open source

      shut the fock up if U can’t answer this question or U are in the moronic levels
      If U can’t answer the question than keep your head inside your arse.

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Again, more gibberish in chinglish only you can understand! Same answer, go fock your arse or Hugo’s! Take your pick! LOL!!

      • Rejenal Pang

        If U can’t answer the question than keep your head inside your arse.

      • crazy_horse_101010

        how can anyone answer when you dont speak english

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Arsefocking your thing pang-pang! Just humpp merrily! LOL!!

  • kulas3

    Google in China????
    CLAMPING DOWN: Beijing is tightening its grip on China’s already heavily restricted Internet by making influential microbloggers uncomfortable when they post material the government doesn’t like.

    INTERNET FAME: Many famous Chinese — from pop stars to scholars, journalists to business tycoons — have amassed substantial online followings, and these larger-than-life personalities don’t always hew to the Communist Party line.

    THE DETAILS: Over the past two weeks, Internet censors have called microbloggers to meetings and state media have accused some of undermining socialism and promoting Western values through lies and negative news.

  • Rejenal Pang

    PunyeteroKa aren’t U remember being force landing in Hoinan and cut up to pieces before return to US
    a spy plane do not know how to hack in the open sources
    all A117 is gone and so as U ….useless

    • crazy_horse_101010

      your english is useless have no idea what you are babbling about be easier to talk to as monkey what is a sky plain the plains are in western america.

    • Punyëtero»Ka

      Chinglish comes out all blabber, much better if you keep humpping Hugo all day & night. Arsefocking each other with shiit all over yur faces! LOL!!!

      • crazy_horse_101010

        he says he owns a business in australia thought they spoke english there. must be interesting business

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Don’t believe a word he says. They’re groaning & blabbering as they’re at it again!

      • Rejenal Pang

        a 5 bedroom house in Philippines 5 pensions 40 yrs ago
        and 401k

        I suppose U are 65 now that means U left American when U are 25
        U can put it together yourself

      • crazy_horse_101010

        no stupid i lived in 6 states including 30 years in montana. still cant read english dummy any more dumb azz remarks brain dead. i left america when i was 8 years ago moron now you put it together next you will be telling me montana isnt a state because you cant read a map

      • Rejenal Pang

        so where is your 5 bedroom house

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Still unintellegible chinglish, maybe you intepret english into chinese! Just let Hugo arsefock you, maybe you’ll communicate better! LOL!!

      • Rejenal Pang

        Hey when did U pull your head out from your a$$.
        U still don’t know what is the open sources yet

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Still jibbering like a dirty rat? You can’t know because your head is inside kaizen’s arse, fockhead. Only you deluded meatheads do that & you think everyone else does it? The open source is your arse full of shet. Told you already it’s so wide, there’s echoes when you shout. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

      • Rejenal Pang

        it so call monkey business or none of your business
        but I definitely have more money than U

      • crazy_horse_101010

        and insulting my wife is your business now that is funny and how do you know how much money i have do you know my name and can stick you nose in my bank accounts that is illegal you know. and yuans arent dollars so that dont count. anyway bite me moron

      • Rejenal Pang

        yuans in Chinese means dollars but I only have very little for holidays. U have to ask the American President why they spy on everyone.U are lucky Snowden never spend any of your money in Hong Kong

      • Punyëtero»Ka

        Chitter-chatter, chinglish speakee no sensee!! Takee flying fockee in your arsee!! HAHAHAHA!!!

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