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‘Maritime disputes could lead to war’

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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 »

China claim ‘problematic’–US

US Secretary of State John Kerry: China claim problematic. AP FILE PHOTO

China’s claim to almost the whole of the South China Sea is “problematic” and the Asian giant’s actions have raised tensions, a senior US official said on Tuesday on the eve of high-stakes talks.

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China damaging its international standing, says US envoy

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China’s coercive efforts to enforce its territorial claims in disputed waters are not just raising tensions but damaging its international standing, a senior US official said Wednesday.

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino, Abe to discuss new China strategy

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President Aquino (right) and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are expected to examine China’s island-chain defense strategy as they open talks in Tokyo on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, to explore security cooperation in the face of Beijing’s increasing aggressiveness in asserting its territorial claims in the South China Sea. AP Photo

President Aquino and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are expected to examine China’s island-chain defense strategy as they open talks here on Tuesday to explore security cooperation in the face of Beijing’s increasing aggressiveness in asserting its territorial claims in the South China Sea.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Vietnam, Japan stand up to China

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Vietnam and Japan are standing up to China in their maritime disputes, with Hanoi going to the United Nations for world help in expelling a Chinese oil rig from its waters and Tokyo summoning Beijing’s ambassador for a stinging rebuke over “dangerous” flights by Chinese jet fighters in Japanese airspace.

Posted: June 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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