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‘Maritime disputes could lead to war’

Haiyang Shiyou oil rig 981, the first deep-water drilling rig developed in China, is pictured in May 2012 at 320 kilometers (200 miles) southeast of Hong Kong in the South China Sea. AP FILE PHOTO

China’s maritime disputes with countries like the Philippines and Vietnam in the South China Sea are increasingly raising anxieties among their neighbors that the row could lead to armed conflict, according to a poll survey released by a US research group two weeks ago.

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

Rules-based approach to sea row

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

Amid the worsening row in the South China Sea, the Philippines has called on the European Union and members of the Association of South East Asian Nation (Asean) to support its efforts to promote a rules-based approach in the settlement of maritime disputes in the region.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Joint US-China drills to make friends, not war


Chinese warships will join US-led naval drills off Hawaii for the first time this week, in a significant but mainly symbolic effort by the two powers’ fighting forces to make friends, not war.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Australia’s statement of support lifts PH morale, says Coloma

Australia's Defense Minister David Johnston gives his speech about "Managing Strategic Tensions" on Saturday, May 31, 2014, in Singapore during the Asia Security Summit in Singapore, known as the Shangri-La Dialogue. AP

The Philippine government continues to become emboldened by the support of the international community, especially with the recent statements of Australian Defense Minister David Johnston, against China’s expeditions in maritime conflict.

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China to Obama: Be fair in dealing with maritime disputes

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 »