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  1. News - China

    China unveils maritime co-operation fund with Asean

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 07:17pm by Associated Press in Manila, Philippines

    ... Officials say China has offered a US$474 million maritime co-operation fund with the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, some of whose members have territorial disputes with Beijing. Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Vinh said Ch ...

  2. 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" ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila, China inked rail loan payment deal amid row over contract's legality

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Official says repayments made in September despite appeal to Hong Kong arbitration centre Manila begins repaying disputed loan from China The Philippine government and China's Export-Import Bank quietly signed an agreement last year for Manila to repay a concessional loan for the now-scuttled Northrail project. The railway project, with Chinese state-owned ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila signals resolve on defence with news of fighter jet deal

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode greg.torode@scmp.com Manila signals defence resolve with fighter jet deal If last week's move by Manila to challenge Beijing's territorial claims at the United ... a decade is merely the latest in a string of recent acquisitions that are being closely watched in Beijing. Philippine defence officials confirmed yesterday that Manila would this month finalise ...


    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. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - China

    Diplomat says Manila must stand ground in dispute with China

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 07:11pm by Associated Press in Manila, Philippines

    ... Associated Press in Manila, Philippines The Philippines’ top diplomat has told the country’s future military leaders that they must stand their ground in any territorial disputes with China. The comments from Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, which were released on Saturday, come as disputes over the South China Sea have escalated recently. China has enraged several ...


    Manila sends special envoy to Beijing over sea dispute

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Philippine president appoints representative after failing to meet Hu Jintao at Apec forum Manila sends 'special envoy' for talks with Xi ... as president in March next year. Roxas' appointment came after the Manila government acknowledged on Wednesday that it used a senator in back-channel talks with Beijing to ease bilateral tensions. ...

  10. '1916 court case shows Manila owned shoal'

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila A 1916 Philippines Supreme Court decision over a shipwreck on Scarborough Shoal bolsters Manila's territorial claim to the reef, which China also claims, ... there were maps which date back to the 1700s that show the shoal as part of the Philippines, he said. Furthermore, a 1916 court case in Manila pre-dated China's official inclusion of the shoal ...




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