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SWS: Most Pinoys back suit vs Xi on sea dispute

  Most Filipinos believe that a case filed by former Philippine officials against Chinese President Xi Jinping before the International Criminal Court (ICC) tells the world that China should leave the disputed South China Sea (West Philippine Sea), according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. The poll, conducted from March 28 to 29 […]

Russia seeks Chinese support in developing Arctic shipping routes, promising long-term gas supplies in return

  Russia wants to team up with China to build an Arctic shipping route, its ambassador to Beijing has said. Moscow recently set out an ambitious programme to build new ports and other infrastructure facilities to increase cargo shipments across the Arctic, also known as the Northern Sea Route. Russian ambassador Andrey Denisov told the […]

Locsin: We had no idea there were clams in Scarborough

  MANILA, Philippines — Following his previous remarks that China should pay for the giant clams they harvested from Scarborough Shoal, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. claimed that the Philippines was not aware of the existence of the clams. In a tweet earlier this week, the Philippines’ top diplomat said he will not be […]

China’s Aggression in the South China Sea

  As protesters gathered outside the Chinese Embassy on April 10 in Manila, to express their outrage at China’s naval aggression, U.S. and Filipino troops conducted a joint military exercise in the South China Sea, aimed at preparing the Philippines to “deal with any potential island invasion.” Any such shift on the part of Manila […]

Review of infrastructure investments in Indonesia not scapegoating China, Jokowi’s opponent says

  If Prabowo Subianto becomes Indonesia’s next president, his government’s review of foreign investments – including the US$6 billion China-funded high-speed rail project – will not turn into a blame game, his pick for vice-president Sandiaga Uno has pledged. Indonesia is hungry for more domestic and foreign investments, especially from China, which is already a […]

Commentary: It’s time for the US and Europe to ask what sort of world China wants to build

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on the sidelines of a global governance forum co-hosted by China and France in Paris, France, March 26, 2019. Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European […]

First Chinese deepwater rig in South China Sea aims to supply LNG to Greater Bay Area

  A controversial offshore drilling platform has started deepwater operations in the South China Sea, which officials said would supply liquefied natural gas to the “Greater Bay Area” in the future. It is the first Chinese-built deepwater rig, and its first deep-sea well was completed in eastern waters of the South China Sea in recent […]

Disputed Drilling: Beijing Announces First South China Sea Deepwater LNG Site

  The first Chinese-manufactured and operated offshore drilling platform has started operations in the South China Sea in recent days, according to the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC). The deepwater rig, drilling down to 4,660 meters, will be used to supply liquified natural gas (LNG) to the Greater Bay Area, referring to a megalopolis […]

Palace: PH committed to maintaining peace in South China Sea

  THE Philippines remains committed to maintaining peace in the contested South China Sea (West Philippine Sea), Malacañang said on Friday, April 12. This was the assurance of Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, after the Philippines and the United States (US) conducted joint military exercises from April 1 to 12. “It is our principled stand that […]