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Aggression in South China Sea will see new anti-China coalition – Golez

MANILA, Philippines — A former national security adviser predicted that China’s increasing aggression in the South China Sea will spur the creation of a coalition of countries, including the United States, to thwart the Asian giant’s military dominance in the vital sea lanes. “In view of its aggressive stance, China has triggered (the formation of) […]

Beijing should ‘temper’ its behavior in the South China Sea, Duterte says

(CNN)Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has called for the Chinese government to tone down its behavior in the South China Sea, warning ongoing tensions could spark an accidental conflict. Speaking Tuesday at the Malacanang Palace in Manila, Duterte said the heavily-contested region could become a “flashpoint.” “I hope that China would temper at least its behavior. […]

China May Be Adding a ‘Nuclear Element’ to the South China Sea, the Pentagon Warns

The Pentagon sounded a warning over China’s plans to introduce floating nuclear power plants on disputed islands and reefs in the South China Sea, part of annual report assessing the nation’s military strength. “China’s plans to power these islands may add a nuclear element to the territorial dispute,” the Pentagon said in its 2018 report […]

Australia: South China Sea code should not prejudice third parties

MANILA, Philippines — As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and China continue negotiations on the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea, Australia urged all parties to ensure that the output would be consistent with international law. Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely pointed out that developments in the disputed South China […]

Duterte tells China to ‘temper behavior’ after S. China Sea incident

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said China should “temper” its behavior after another Philippine military aircraft flying over the disputed South China Sea was shooed away by the Chinese. Duterte said no one can create artificial islands in international waters like the South China Sea and claim its airspace. “You cannot create an […]