Tag Archives: ADIZ

Indonesia says it feels peace efforts on South China Sea ‘sabotaged’

Indonesia “feels sabotaged” in its efforts to maintain peace in the disputed South China Sea and may bring its latest maritime altercation with China to an international court, a minister said on Monday. Indonesia is not embroiled in rival claims with China over the South China Sea and has instead seen itself as an “honest […]

Indonesia to summon Chinese envoy after boat confrontation

JAKARTA: Indonesia will summon the Chinese envoy in Jakarta after a confrontation between vessels from the two countries in the South China Sea, a minister said Sunday. The incident happened Saturday when surveillance vessels chased and caught a Chinese fishing boat allegedly operating in waters near the Indonesian Natuna Islands without a permit, Fisheries Minister […]

South China Sea: Indonesia, Chinese ships in ‘stand-off’ over Natuna fishing row

Indonesia was attempting to detain the Chinese vessel for fishing illegally in waters near the contested South China Sea when a Chinese Coast Guard vessel intervened, Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti said in Jakarta on Sunday. Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/south-china-sea-indonesia-chinese-ships-in-stand-off-over-natuna-fishing-row-20160321-gnn0so.html#ixzz43tPnsrgC

Japan ruling party considers international arbitration over China dispute

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s ruling party urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government on Wednesday to consider seeking international arbitration over Beijing’s drilling activities in the disputed East China Sea, mirroring similar action by the Philippines. Sino-Japanese ties have long been plagued by conflicting claims over a group of uninhabited East China Sea islets. Last year, […]


The United States has seen Chinese activity around a reef China seized from the Philippines nearly four years ago that could be a precursor to more land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea, the U.S. Navy chief said on Thursday. The head of U.S. naval operations, Admiral John Richardson, expressed concern that an international […]

Rule of law crucial for future prosperity of Hong Kong

All of us here know how important the rule of law is. It is the cornerstone of an open and fair society; it promotes prosperity and stability; it provides the transparency and legal clarity needed to promote trade and investment; and it ends impunity and improves access to justice for all citizens. Rule of law […]

PH fishers narrate Chinese hostility

DAMAGED A hole is seen on the hull of the fishing boat, F/B Bubhoy, which was reportedly rammed by a rubber boat of the Chinese Coast Guard on March 5 when Filipino fishermen ventured near disputed Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea. ALLAN MACATUNO/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON DAMAGED A hole is seen on the hull […]

Malaysia, Australia urge freedom of movement in South China Sea

Malaysia and Australia’s defense ministers are calling for freedom of navigation in the South China Sea amid growing regional concerns over China’s military build-up in the disputed waters. Tensions between China and its neighbors have risen in recent months over its land reclamation activities in the waters. China claims most of the energy-rich South China […]

Australia calls China’s South China Sea moves ‘counterproductive’

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday called China’s military deployments on the South China Sea “counterproductive”, an unusually forceful rebuke against the country’s biggest trading partner. Australia has consistently supported U.S.-led freedom of navigation activities in the South China Sea, where Beijing has been adding reclamation to islands and reefs in waters claimed by […]

Frantic Phone Call Failed to Halt China-Indonesia Sea Spat

Hours after reports of a confrontation between a Chinese coastguard ship and an Indonesian vessel in the South China Sea, a top Chinese diplomat called an Indonesian government official with a plea: Don’t tell the media, we are friends after all. That request was rebuffed as officials in Jakarta called a press conference to complain […]