Tag Archives: Myanmar

China looks to up ‘soft control’ of Myanmar: report

China must increase its “soft control” of Myanmar to fulfill its dream of building a new Pacific Fleet and an Indian Ocean Fleet, according to a commentary from the Beijing-based Sina Military. According to China’s state broadcaster CCTV, the 14th Army Corps of the People’s Liberation Army recently began a large-scale military exercise in the […]

Noy tells China: Stay out of West Phl Sea

NAYPYITAW – President Aquino has asked China to remove its ships illegally deployed in the West Philippine Sea. Speaking at the ASEAN-China summit yesterday at Myanmar International Convention Center, Aquino said the Association of Southeast Asian Nations  values practical cooperation and early harvest measures, including hotlines and search and rescue arrangements. “These activities, however, can […]

ASEAN to pressure China to stick to diplomacy on maritime disputes

“There cannot be a situation where a bigger nation is simply allowed to bully smaller nations,” he told reporters in Beijing, where Obama attended the summit. Singapore sees the maritime disputes as one of the region’s biggest threats to security, Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugam told reporters. Singapore will push for progress on a code […]

US, China ink pact on unintended sea conflict

BEIJING—China, the United States, Japan and more than a dozen other Asia-Pacific countries have signed a naval agreement aimed at ensuring miscommunication between ships at sea does not escalate into conflict. The Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea, which was agreed Tuesday in the eastern port city of Qingdao, would reduce the potential for “situations […]

China’s fishery law focus of Asean gab

The new fishing regulations in the South China Sea being implemented by Hainan, China’s southernmost province, was one of the topics that was discussed on Thursday during the Association of Southeast Nations Foreign Ministers Meeting held in Bagan, Myanmar. Filipino Fishermen prepare  their nets before sailing to the seas within the West Philippine Sea,  portions […]