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China uses Apec to boost regional role

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers opening remarks at the the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit plenary session at the International Convention Center, Yanqi Lake, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 in Beijing.  AP

Chinese President Xi Jinping called on Asia-Pacific leaders Tuesday to strengthen trade ties at a summit Beijing is using to boost its role as a regional power with a flurry of trade and finance pacts.

Posted: November 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China seeks dialogue to resolve sea dispute

Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli. Photo from China Daily

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said that China is ready to work with neighboring countries to implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the disputed South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) given the proper dialogue.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA: Bomb plot not to cause deeper problem with China

DFA spokesman Charles Jose. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

An “isolated plot” by “misguided elements.”

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH asks int’l community: Hear us out

albert del rosario

The government on Wednesday asked China, claimant countries and the international community to hear out Manila’s triple action plan aimed at freezing activities and easing tension in the disputed South China Sea after Beijing said on Tuesday it would not be stopped from building on the disputed area.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘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 »