Author Archives: admin

Carpio rebuffs Duterte: China doesn’t possess South China Sea

Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio makes these remarks after President Rodrigo Duterte said China ‘is already in possession’ of the South China Sea MANILA, Philippines – Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio rebuffed President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday, November 16, by asserting that China does not possess the South China Sea as Duterte claimed. “China is […]

US Flexes New Muscle in Asia

SINGAPORE — The United States flexed new muscle in Asia Thursday with pledges to counter China’s expansion in a contested sea and set up a second summit with the leader of North Korea, which Washington regards as a military threat to Western allies. “We all agree that empire and aggression have no place in the […]

Opposed to formation of any military alliance in Indo-Pacific: Vietnam

Opposed to formation of any military alliance in Indo-Pacific: Vietnam NEW DELHI: Vietnam Thursday was non-committal in backing the “Quad” or quadrilateral coalition among India, the US, Japan and Australia, saying it welcomes any initiative to bring peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region but is opposed to the formation of any military alliance. Vietnam’s […]

Abe voices concern about S. China Sea buildup

SINGAPORE (Jiji Press) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday expressed his deep concern about the continuing militarization of the South China Sea, criticizing China without naming it. In a speech at the East Asia Summit in Singapore, Abe said he is deeply concerned about continuing moves against the principle of nonmilitarization that could threaten […]

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern plays down South China Sea criticism at summit

The Prime Minister has had a taste of sweet and sour in her final meetings at a regional leaders’ summit in Singapore. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrive on stage to pose for a group […]

Vietnam seeks India’s suggestions on South China Sea’s Freedom of Navigation ahead of President’s visit

NEW DELHI: Vietnam has sought suggestions from India to keep South China Sea stable and ensure Freedom of Navigation in the region ahead of President Ram Nath Kovind’s trip to Vietnam beginning later this week. Vietnam’s Ambassador to India Pham Sanh Chau, addressing a meet ahead of the Presidential visit, welcomed every possible ideas and […]

Duterte says China ‘already in possession’ of South China Sea, tells US to end military drills

SINGAPORE – President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday (Nov 15) China was “already in possession” of the South China Sea, and that military drills by the United States and its allies were creating “frictions” that were derailing efforts to settle rows over these waters between Beijing and its neighbours. “China is already in possession (of […]

Xi Jinping starts goodwill tour of the Pacific amid rise in South China Sea tensions

Hong Kong (CNN)Chinese President Xi Jinping kicked off a packed itinerary in Papua New Guinea Friday at the start of a tour which marks Beijing’s latest diplomatic foray into a region once considered outside of China’s sphere of influence. Xi, who will attend the 2018 APEC summit in the PNG capital Port Moresby, will then […]

Duterte to renew PH stand on South China Sea in ASEAN Summit

SINGAPORE – President Duterte is set to reaffirm the Philippines’ stand on the disputed South China Sea at the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) here. In a statement, Malacañang said that Duterte, together with the nine other ASEAN leaders, will engage dialogue partner countries to further enrich partnership in key areas of cooperation. […]