Monthly Archives: July 2016

US Encouraged to See Direct Dialogue on Maritime Disputes

MANILA— The U.S. says it is encouraged by the willingness of China and the Philippines to engage in direct dialogue over the South China Sea following a tribunal ruling against Beijing earlier this month. In Manila Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with senior Philippine officials, including new Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. It […]

Int’l experts weigh in on East Sea issue Read more at

Donald Rothwell, vice dean of Law Department of Australian National University delivers speech at Saturday’s conference Legal issues relating to Awards of the Arbitral tribunal established under annex VII of UNCLOS 1982. — Photo HCM CITY — International experts encouraged Việt Nam to keep close watch on the upcoming developments of the Philippines’ lawsuit […]

Naval War College professor discusses China at Monterey language school

MONTEREY, Calif. – Kathleen Walsh, associate professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College China Maritime Studies Institute, presented lectures on China at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center July 21. Walsh spoke about two current topics of interest in international affairs in her presentation titled “21st Century China: U.S. partner, […]

South China Sea: Australia in three-way rebuke of China

Beijing: The Australian government has issued a strong joint statement with the United States and Japan calling on China to abide by a Hague tribunal’s ruling on the South China Sea. The three countries issued the statement late on Monday at the conclusion of the trilateral strategic dialogue held between Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop […]

China reclamation using PH soil–gov

A FOREIGN ship is seen docked near a port area in Sta. Cruz, Zambales province. This ship was reportedly among those that transferred thick deposits of earth from three mountains in the province to China’s reclamation site near the disputed Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal. ALLAN MACATUNO/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON A FOREIGN ship is seen docked near a […]

Show ‘utmost respect’ for law of seas: India on SCS row

“India believes that States should resolve disputes through peaceful means without threat or use of force and exercise self-restraint in the conduct of activities that could complicate or escalate disputes affecting peace and stability,” he said. Identifying maritime cooperation as a key priority, India on Tuesday called for all stakeholders in the South China Sea […]