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China to Obama: Be fair in dealing with maritime disputes

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Chinese President Xi Jinping.  AP FILE PHOTO

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday urged United States (US) President Barack Obama to adopt an “objective and fair attitude” in dealing with China’s maritime claims over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Americas,Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UNCLOS explained: Why China’s claims in South China Sea are invalid

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Philippine Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza

With a little over a month before the Philippines submits its written arguments to the international Permanent Court of Arbitration, Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza publicly spoke for the first time about the basis of the Philippines’ case against China’s claim to nearly the entire South China/West Philippine Sea.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines acquiring French vessel for South China Sea

In this Agence France-Presse file photo, an aerial view shows Pag-asa Island, part of the disputed Spratly group of islands, in the South China Sea located off the coast of western Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines said Saturday it is purchasing a surplus French Navy vessel to boost its forces in the South China Sea where it has an ongoing territorial dispute with China.

Posted: August 3rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA: No letup in PH push vs Sino claims

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Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) secretary Albert del Rosario  AP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines–The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will continue to assert the Philippines’ claims to contested islands in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) this year, the country’s top diplomat said.

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Asean leaders feud over West Philippine Sea disputes with China

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From left to right, Myanmar's President Thein Sein, Philippines' President Benigno Aquino III, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, pose for a photo during the 21st Asean Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.  AP PHOTO/VINCENT THIAN

Asian leaders feuded on Monday over how to handle tense maritime territorial disputes with China, overshadowing talks at a regional summit meant to strengthen trade and political ties.

Posted: November 19th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Japan warns China against island spat ‘attacks’

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda. AP/Shizuo Kambayashi

Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda insisted Wednesday there could be no compromise with China on the ownership of a disputed island chain and denounced attacks on Japanese interests.

Posted: September 27th, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Japan, Taiwan fire water cannon near disputed islands

In this photo released by Taiwan's Central News Agency, a Taiwan Coast Guard patrol boat, left, sprays its water cannon towards a Japan Coast Guard patrol boat off the disputed islands called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, in the East China Sea, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. On Tuesday morning, about 50 Taiwanese fishing boats accompanied by 10 Taiwanese surveillance ships came within almost 20 kilometers (about 12 miles) of the disputed islands- within what Japan considers to be its territorial waters. AP Photo/Central News Agency

Coastguard vessels from Japan and Taiwan duelled with water cannon Tuesday after dozens of Taiwanese boats escorted by patrol ships sailed into waters around Tokyo-controlled islands.

Posted: September 25th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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