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  1. News - China

    Filipinos back Manila's move to confront China over South China Sea

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 11:49pm by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Poll shows popularity of decision to challenge China's claims in UN-backed tribunal Filipinos back court action in sea row A majority of Filipinos back the Philippine government's move to challenge China's territorial claims over the South China Sea before an international arbitration court, according to the results of a poll released ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila open to allowing PLA Navy to visit its bases, says defence chief

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by ALAN ROBLES AND AGENCIES

    ... Alan Robles in Manila Manila open to allowing PLA ships to visit Manila would not rule out allowing Chinese naval ships to call on the country's bases, including a planned defence ... in Manila. Bautista's openness to the idea could be interpreted in a number of ways, including as a conciliatory gesture to Beijing. The PLA Navy has made three official ports of call ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila envoy set to apologise for shooting of Taiwanese fisherman

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 09:41pm by AFP

    ... and Manila following the shooting of 65-year-old Hung Shih-cheng on May 9 in disputed waters. "The Filipino side has agreed to apologise to us in a public manner," Hung Tzu-ching, ... will be decided," she said. A presidential spokeswoman in Manila said she had no immediate confirmation of any such move. Taiwan's foreign ministry spokeswoman Anna Kao said the dispute was being ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing and Manila should navigate around their differences

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by ZHA DAOJIONG

    ... or even the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. In China, there is a powerful school of thought that Manila's maritime diplomacy action stems from instructions or directions from ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Manila to tackle sea row 'with or without China' at UN

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... controversial claims, Manila will be free to push ahead without China's consent in a rare move. A Foreign Ministry statement this week made clear that Beijing had no interest in dignifying Manila's move, dismissed by some mainland analysts as a stunt. China's envoy in Manila, Ma Keqing , met Filipino officials on Tuesday, formally rejecting Manila's Statement ...

  6. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Manila stores to pull Chinese-made globes showing claims to islands

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Manila tells bookshops that globes depicting the nine-dash line convey 'misinformation' over territorial claims to disputed islands Beijing'sline has Manila seeing red Bookshops selling Chinese-made globes in the Philippines have agreed to withdraw them from sale after being told by the government that they depict "misinformation" ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Manila's lonely path over South China Sea

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode Greg Torode says Manila stands very much alone- for now- in its decision to take Beijing to UN arbitration over the South China Sea Island mentality It is probably just as well that Philippine lawyers and officials spent months quietly working out the strategy and legal steps required to force China to UN arbitration over the South China Sea. For, nearly three weeks after Manila ...


    Analysis: Manila gambles with UN arbitration in dispute with China

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode, Chief Asia Correspondent Philippines’ defiance of Beijing over territorial row a dramatic throw of legal and political dice Manila gambles with move for UN arbitration ... of several nations, including the Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia. Manila's step- launched without China's consent- is unusual and highly technical, according to international lawyers. ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Manila's action over South China Sea could risk aggravating disputes

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Sea dispute battle A single act in Manila this week shifted the diplomatic and legal battle lines in the intensifying South China Sea dispute. When Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario summoned Chinese ambassador Ma Keqing on Tuesday to announce that Manila was taking Beijing's sovereignty claim to United Nations arbitration without its consent, he set the stage ...

  10. News - Asia

    Beijing rejects Manila's view on Japan military boost

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Manila Manila's support of Japan gets Beijing brush-off Beijing has rebuffed statements by the Philippines welcoming a more active Japanese military and changes ... Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario as saying yesterday that Manila would "welcome a stronger Japan" to "serve as a balancing factor in the region". Del Rosario had said ...




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