Tag Archives: Germany

G7 hits large-scale reclamation at sea

KRUEN, Germany – The leaders of the Group of Seven nations issued a communiqué on Monday voicing opposition to island-building and other coercive activities in the West Philippine Sea, South China Sea and East China Sea. “We strongly oppose the use of intimidation, coercion or force, as well as any unilateral actions that seek to […]

G-7 ‘strongly opposes’ China’s land reclamation

MUNICH – Leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized nations on Sunday expressed “strong opposition” to massive land reclamation in disputed waters in the South China Sea as part of China’s attempts to change the status quo by force. The leaders also agreed the G-7 will not lift sanctions on Russia unless it fully implements […]

Germany calls for peaceful settlement of sea row

MANILA, Philippines – Germany called yesterday for respect for the rule of law and a peaceful settlement of maritime disputes in East and Southeast Asia. German Ambassador Thomas Ossowski said his government is closely monitoring developments in the East and South China Seas, where China is locked in disputes with its neighbors including the Philippines. […]

A Merkel, a Map, a Message to China?

HONG KONG: Last week German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping at a dinner where they exchanged gifts. Merkel presented to Xi a 1735 map of China made by prolific French cartographer Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville and printed by a German publishing house. According to an antique-maps website, d’Anville’s map was based on […]

‘China action in sea row unacceptable’

MANILA, Philippines – A former president and the longest serving member of the European Parliament called China’s actions in the West Philippine Sea and South China Sea “unacceptable,” and said no power should be allowed to dominate in the region. Hans-Gert Pöttering, chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and member of the European Parliament representing the […]