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Del Rosario, Morales still pursuing ICC complaint vs China

  MANILA, Philippines – Former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario and former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales were undeterred following the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) decision to junk their case against China, vowing to continue pursuing their complaint against Chinese President Xi Jinping for violations in the West Philippine Sea. The two former Philippine officials […]

Neighbors worried about China’s military, economic might – poll

  BEIJING, China – China’s neighbors feel threatened by the country’s overseas investments and military might, even though people in many countries around the world view the Asian power’s economic growth positively, a poll showed Thursday, December 5. While just over half of people in Japan agreed that China’s economic growth was a good thing, […]

Chinese fishing vessels suspected of increasingly common laser attacks on Australian military

  Hand-held lasers are increasingly being used against Australian Defence Force assets, with military insiders blaming small Chinese maritime militia vessels for the dangerous tactic. Earlier this year, the Defence Department confirmed military helicopters were targeted on a night-time flight in the hotly contested South China Sea. The pilots were temporarily forced to return to […]

ICC says it has no jurisdiction over complaint vs China’s Xi over actions in South China Sea

  Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 5) — The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor says it has no jurisdiction over a complaint filed by former Philippine officials against Chinese President Xi Jinping and other Chinese officials who are accused of crimes against humanity for their “atrocious actions” in the South China Sea. The ICC prosecutor […]

Vietnam confronts China in the South China Sea

Over the last four months, Vietnam has faced a serious challenge to its sovereignty in the South China Sea. Strategic circles in Hanoi are stirred by China’s repeated intrusions into Vietnam’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off its central and southern coastlines. Between 4 July and 24 October 2019, China sent survey ship Haiyang Dizhi 8 […]

South China Sea crisis: Beijing accused of laser attacks on Australian military aircrafts

  CHINESE fishing vessels have been accused of directing hand-held lasers at overhead Australian aircrafts as they fly across the contested waters of the South China Sea. Australian Defence Forces have been increasingly targeted by hand-held lasers and military insiders blame the attacks on small Chinese fishing vessels sailing in the seas below. Earlier this […]

China’s aerostat radar on Mischief Reef ‘not a big concern’ – Lorenzana

  MANILA, Philippines — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Wednesday that the presence of China’s aerostat radar in one of their artificially built islands in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) is “not a big concern” to the Philippines. He said the deployable radar, which was spotted through a satellite image on Panganiban Reef […]

South China Sea news: Japan enrages China by buying £113million island for military base

JAPAN has waded into a bitter ongoing dispute involving its superpower neighbour China by purchasing an uninhabited island in the East China Sea, in an apparent attempt to shore up its defences. In a move which is certain to enrage Beijing, the Japanese Government is spending £113million (16 billion yen) on Mageshima island in the […]