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Japan says China’s new defense zone unenforceable

In this Sept. 2012 photo, the tiny islands in the East China Sea, called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese are seen. AP PHOTO

China’s new maritime air defense zone is unenforceable, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday, in a continuing war of words over air space that includes the area above islands claimed by both.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Sea known by many names’

ASEAN PHOTO OP  President Aquino, along with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of Thailand, joins his counterparts for the group photo opportunity following the plenary session of the 23rd Asean Summit in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.  RYAN LIM/MALACAÑANG PHOTO

The “sea known by many names” in the region that aspires to be one community by 2015 presents the opportunity for all to follow the rule of law.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Sea rows bug Apec summit on free trade


Sea disputes involving China, Japan and Southeast Asian countries, including the Philippines, bubbled beneath the surface of the annual gathering of the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec), which was aimed at forging a consensus on freer regional trade.

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH, US to hold war games near West PH Sea


The Philippines and the United States will begin war games near disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) waters this week, showcasing fast-expanding military ties and likely further stoking tensions with China.

Posted: September 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

New China coast guard ships seen in disputed area


Tokyo expressed concern Thursday over recent Chinese military and naval activity near disputed islands that Japan controls, including the flight of a Chinese fighter jet near Japanese airspace.

Posted: July 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH, US end naval exercises near disputed sea


The Philippine-US joint military exercise, Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training, concluded on Tuesday after six days of a series of shore-based and at sea events.

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH, Japan defense chiefs welcome deepening ties

Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera reviews a guard of honor during a welcome ceremony at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City on Thursday June 27, 2013. In a joint news conference with Philippine counterpart Voltaire Gazmin, Onodera said Japan supports the peaceful resolution of the current row between the Philippines and China in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

The Philippines and Japan on Thursday welcomed the deepening of their “strategic partnership” for defense, particularly in maritime affairs, amid their territorial disputes with an increasingly aggressive China.

Posted: June 28th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

NBI submits result of investigation on Taiwan boat shooting

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has already submitted the result of its investigation on the shooting incident in Balintang Channel last May 9 where a Taiwanese fisherman was killed.

Posted: June 11th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,News | Read More »

US eyes progress on West Philippine Sea tensions

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

A US official on Wednesday voiced hope that China and Southeast Asian nations will start talks soon on a code of conduct to resolve disputes over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) after repeated flare-ups.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

De Lima hopes swap of PH-Taiwan probers will put closure to boat shooting

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima: Probe beyong ‘David Tan’.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima on Monday said she hopes that the parallel investigation conducted by the Philippines and Taiwan will repair the strained relations between Manila and Taipei.

Posted: May 27th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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