Tag Archives: South China Sea Disute

ASEAN vows early conclusion of Code of Conduct in South China Sea

KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia — Southeast Asia will push for an early conclusion of a maritime pact to defuse tension in the South China Sea, Malaysia said Wednesday as the Philippines decried the grouping’s inaction over reclamation activities by China in disputed waters. Foreign ministers from 10 member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations grappled […]

East Sea: Are artificial islands more dangerous than oil rigs?

China’s East Sea policy has a clear delineation between short term and long term. The strategy to maintain a continuous presence in the undisputed waters to gradually turn them into disputed areas has been resolutely pursued by Beijing. The 981 oil rig incident is a typical example. China used this oil rig as a “mobile […]

Phl to China: Join us in UN arbitration

MANILA, Philippines – Joining a United Nations arbitration process to resolve territorial disputes is the course of action China should take and not just meeting Manila “halfway” on a controversial fisheries regulation in disputed waters, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday. “The nine-dash line claim is in gross violation of international law. It […]