Monthly Archives: October 2018

Chinese and American people will save relations despite trade war and South China Sea threats, says ambassador to US Cui Tiankai

‘Enough of trade war threats, strategic rivalry, sabre rattling in the South China Sea,’ says Cui Tiankai in speech in Washington Rivalry and confrontation are prevailing but ordinary people will turn the tide, he suggests. China’s ambassador to the US said on Tuesday that the “goodwill” and “wisdom” of the Chinese and American people would […]

Wang Yi: Shoulder Joint Responsibilities to Maintain Peace and Stability in the South China Sea

On October 29, 2018, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Foreign Secretary Teodoro Lopez Locsin of the Philippines jointly met the press after their talks in Davao. A journalist asked about the Chinese side’s expectations and opinions on the future situation in the South China Sea. Wang Yi expressed that in these years, […]

China to speak up for Philippines’ rights record at UN, foreign minister says

MANILA, Philippines — Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has vowed to defend the Philippines at the United Nations and in other international human rights forums. “China is continuing to provide support in terms of assistance in intelligence sharing and capacity building. We are going to speak up for the just causes of […]

China’s commander-in-chief has ordered the military command overseeing the South China Sea to prepare for war

China’s Harbin guided missile destroyer, left, and the DDG-139 Ningbo Sovremenny-class Type-956EM destroyer, right. AP Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered the Southern Theater Command to prepare for war during an inspection last Thursday. The command oversees the South China Sea, where tensions have been on the rise. A Chinese destroyer confronted a US Navy warship […]

Weeks after a showdown in the South China Sea, the Navy’s top officer says the US and China will ‘meet more and more on high seas’

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Chief of US Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said on Tuesday the US and China “will meet each other more and more on the high seas” after a Chinese warship came close to a US ship in the disputed South China Sea. The Chinese vessel came within 45 yards of the USS […]

Is a US-China war in Asia inevitable?

Chinese and American officials increasingly talk about war over Taiwan and the South China Sea – could it really happen? New York City – Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent talk of “preparing for war and combat” is just the latest example of tough language that has stoked fears of a military flare-up with the United […]