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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    More Chinese blocks found on reef, says Philippines

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 06:02pm by AFP

    ... Filipino territory in the South China Sea. Aerial surveillance discovered about 75 blocks scattered on a section of the Scarborough Shoal, said defence department spokesman Peter Galvez. “These can ... were about 30 concrete blocks at Scarborough. A second surveillance flight on Monday photographed more blocks scattered over a two-hectare section of the shoal, said Galvez, who did not release ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines to get five French patrol boats

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 08:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... that can be deployed even in bad weather”. This is the first such ship to be acquired by the coastguard, he added. The Philippines and China began a stand-off in April over the Scarborough Shoal, a group of islets in the South China Sea. China claims the shoal as well as nearly all of the South China Sea, even waters close to the coasts of neighbouring countries. The Philippines says ...


    Scarborough Shoal ‘concrete’ looks just like rocks

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the disputed Scarborough Shoal show only natural rocks and coral jutting above the surface. The photos, obtained by the South China Morning Post , appear to show rocks emerging at low tide at the same ... at Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea, which China calls Huangyan Island. The Philippines said the objects were concrete structures built by China, and warned that they could be a prelude ...

  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Aquino says Manila wrong about 'concrete blocks' in Scarborough Shoal

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 06:31pm by Reuters, AP

    ... countries. Philippine President Benigno Aquino said yesterday the "blocks" on Scarborough Shoal, a group of rocks China calls Huangyan Island 120 nautical miles off the coast of Luzon, were ... Agencies in Manila President forced to admit that Manila was wrong about Chinese building project as 'concrete' in disputed zone is 'very old' Aquino U-turn on shoal ...


    Manila recalls Beijing ambassador amid row over Scarborough Shoal

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... days," Hernandez said. He said Basilio was advising Philippine officials on how to handle the alleged Chinese actions at the Scarborough Shoal, a rocky outcrop about 220 kilometres off the main ... it was the Philippines which was causing the problems. "The Scarborough Shoal is China's intrinsic territory. The Philippines should respect China's sovereignty," he told a daily news ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Filipino fishermen pay price as China ropes off disputed Scarborough Shoal

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Masinloc, Philippines Filipino seamen are forced to find alternative livelihoods after takeover of Scarborough Shoal Fishermen pay price as China ropes off lagoon ... surveillance ships have shooed them from the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea, which China calls Huangyan Island, and roped off the entrance to the vast lagoon that had been their fishing ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Upside and downside seen in Beijing's move on Scarborough Shoal

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

    ... in a bitter territorial dispute with China over the Scarborough Shoal - has yet to comment officially on China's move to place its rapidly expanding coastguard-style forces under one roof, ...

  8. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    China 'dictatorial' in Scarborough Shoal dispute, says Albert del Rosario

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... THE 'DICTATOR' IN SHOAL DISPUTE China has told the Philippines it intends to keep ships permanently stationed at the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea, according to the Philippines' ... aircraft had noted that three Chinese coastguard-type ships remained near Scarborough Shoal while a boom remained to block access. After a two-month stand-off, the sides agreed in June to withdraw ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Rift in Philippine government over secret China talks in shoal row

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Philippine president's use of back-channel negotiator over Scarborough Shoal angers foreign minister, who was left out of process Rift over secret talks ... A spokesman for Philippine President Benigno Aquino said Senator Antonio Trillanes had been authorised to hold back-channel talks with Beijing to settle a row over competing claims to the Scarborough ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines 'rejects China deal on disputed shoal'- as China denies making any such offer

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 03:40am by Raissa Robles, Teddy Ng

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila and Teddy Ng in Beijing Chinese side reportedly offered to withdraw from Scarborough Shoal if Manila did not file document on dispute; Beijing denies any offer Manila 'says no to China deal on shoal' The Philippines has rejected a Chinese offer to withdraw its ships from the Scarborough Shoal, if Manila did the same and delayed international ...




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