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Chinese ships reclaiming more land, Aquino fears

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Vietnamese expatriates and Filipinos display placards as they join together in a rally in front of the Chinese Consulate at the financial district of Makati to protest the recent moves by China to construct an oil rig near the Vietnamese-claimed Paracels off the contested Spratlys group of islands and shoals in the South China Sea on May 16, 2014. President Aquino on Thursday, June 5, said Chinese ships were moving around other reefs in the West Philippine Sea possibly to reclaim land.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

Expressing concern, President Aquino on Thursday said Chinese ships were moving around other reefs in the West Philippine Sea possibly to reclaim land, but he vowed to see through a peaceful resolution of the country’s territorial dispute with China in the United Nations.

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

UN court tells Beijing: Prove your sea claims

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In this March 29, 2014, file photo, a China Coast Guard vessel attempts to block a Philippine government vessel as the latter tries to enter the China Second Thomas Disputed Shoals (local name Ayungin Shoal) to replace Philippine troops and resupply provisions off the South China Sea. A Hague-based tribunal has asked China to defend its territorial claims in the South China Sea by submitting evidence within six months.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

The United Nations arbitral tribunal has ordered China to defend its territorial claims in the South China Sea by submitting evidence within six months despite Beijing’s refusal to respond to the Philippines’ legal challenge to those sweeping claims.

Posted: June 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH pleased by Vietnam’s plan to challenge China

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines is heartened by Vietnam’s plan to challenge China’s sovereignty claims over the South China Sea.

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

China’s land reclamation ‘jeopardizes’ PH case in UN, says DFA

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By building an airstrip on Mabini Reef (Johnson South Reef) in the West Philippine Sea (in photo), China is violating a nonaggression pact it signed with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in 2002, President Aquino said on Monday. DFA

China’s land reclamation on Mabini Reef (Johnson South Reef) in the West Philippine Sea is “jeopardizing” the Philippines’ arbitration case in the United Nations, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Friday.

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH case vs China a model for int’l sea disputes

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The Philippines’ case against China in the United Nations arbitral tribunal would be the country’s contribution to international maritime jurisprudence, setting an example of legal remedies that smaller nations could seek instead of submitting to lopsided negotiations with bigger countries, according to the Philippine ambassador to the United States.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

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