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DND asks China to be more careful in its statements on disputed territories

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The Department of National Defense on Thursday urged China to be more “circumspect” in its statements over disputed territories with neighboring countries.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US to China: We will protect Philippines

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, accompanied by US Ambassador to China Max Baucus, listens during a meeting with Chinese Minister of Defense Chang Wanquan at the Chinese Defense Ministry headquarters in Beijing, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The defense chiefs of China and the US faced off Tuesday over Beijing's escalating territorial disputes in the region, with Hagel telling his Chinese counterparts they do not have the right to unilaterally establish an air defense zone over disputed islands, with no consultation.  AP PHOTO/ALEX WONG

In a face-off between the defense chiefs of China and the US, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told his Chinese counterpart on Tuesday that his country does not have the right to unilaterally establish an air defense zone over disputed islands with no consultation.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace ready for China backlash

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LEAVE US ALONE  Activists stage a rally at the Chinese Embassy in Makati City on Wednesday to protest the Chinese Coast Guard’s attempt to stop a Philippine resupply vessel from getting to the BRP Sierra Madre on Ayungin Shoal in the West Philippine Sea on Saturday.  RAFFY LERMA

The government is prepared for any backlash from its move to question in the United Nations China’s territorial claims in the West Philippine Sea, but Manila’s ties with Beijing remains the same, Malacañang said on Wednesday.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH to continue nurturing good side of ties with China amid sea dispute – Del Rosario

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Despite recent encounters between Chinese and Philippine vessels in the West Philippine Sea (or South China Sea), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is still hoping to nurture the good side of its ties with Beijing.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 Coast Guard ships ready to guard Panatag Shoal on gov’t go-signal

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Not a single Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) vessel has been deployed to Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) since PCG ships and their Chinese counterparts faced off in the West Philippine Sea rock formation for two weeks in mid-2012.

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

Kerry seeks to ease tensions in Asia

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. AP FILE PHOTO

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Asia on Thursday on a mission aimed largely at easing tensions between China and its smaller neighbors over territorial disputes and exploring ways to restart long-stalled talks on ridding North Korea of nuclear weapons.

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

US has Philippines’ back vs China’s threats

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Admiral Greenert. Photo from Facebook page.

Uncle Sam’s got Juan’s back. This was, in essence, the assurance given by the chief naval officer of the United States who said that his country was ready to help the Philippines in matters regarding the conflicted areas in the Spratlys group of islands which China wants to occupy.

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

Sense of destiny drives China aggression, says US

In this Oct. 13, 2011, file photo, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's P-3C Orion surveillance plane flies over the disputed islands in the East China Sea, called the Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. The chief of US intelligence on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, said China’s aggressive pursuit of territorial claims in the seas of East Asia was driven by a sense of historical destiny and was causing great concern among countries in the region.  AP PHOTO/KYODO NEWS

The chief of US intelligence on Tuesday said China’s aggressive pursuit of territorial claims in the seas of East Asia was driven by a sense of historical destiny and was causing great concern among countries in the region.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US urges 3 Asia nations to be good neighbors

The United States on Tuesday called for Japan, South Korea and China to find ways to work together, saying it was in the interest of all three countries to overcome historical animosity.

The United States on Tuesday called for Japan, South Korea and China to find ways to work together, saying it was in the interest of all three countries to overcome historical animosity.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US envoy nominee to press China on trade, security

Retiring Montana Sen. Max Baucus testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on his nomination to become US ambassador to China. Tuesday's hearing by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee was a switch for the six-term Democrat from Montana. As chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Baucus is used to vetting nominees. On Tuesday he will be answering questions. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Sen. Max Baucus, nominated to be US ambassador to China, said on Tuesday that he planned to press the Asian power to follow “international rules” on trade and maritime disputes.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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