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China’s nine-dash line came ahead of Unclos, says expert

Wu Shicun, president of National Institute for South China Sea Studies. Photo from http://www.nanhai.org.cn

A Chinese scholar claimed that China has a more solid hold on the South China Sea because its nine-dash line claim over nearly 90 percent of the area has existed before the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos).

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US backs PH plan for sea dispute, says Goldberg

US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg: Pressing for legal, peaceful and diplomatic solutions. AFP FILE PHOTO

The United States has expressed support for the Philippines’ triple action plan to resolve conflicting claims in the South China Sea, saying that it would continue pressing for congruent approaches despite China’s rejection of the two countries’ calls to stop provocative actions in the disputed areas.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Sea row overshadows talks between Asean, China

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center left, greets Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh before commencing the ministerial meeting between China and Asean in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Saturday. AP

Top Chinese and Southeast Asian diplomats met for talks overshadowed by maritime tensions Saturday with Beijing’s increased boldness in disputed waters stirring international concern.

Posted: August 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Buddhist monks help heal PH-HK ties


They are here to help “wandering souls” find peace and complete the healing of strained relations between two governments.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

3 Polish lawmakers in Manila to boost political, trade ties between PH, Poland


Three Polish legislators are in town for a three-day official visit to push for stronger political and economic relations with the Philippines and trade experiences in crafting laws beneficial to each country.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »