Scarborough Shoal

Among Filipinos, defiance mixed with outrage

'China is swapang,' said taxi driver Steve Escoro, 38, using the Tagalog word for 'greedy'.

'They don't own it [Scarborough Shoal]; it's closer to our country than theirs, and they're trying to grab it.'

Thursday, 17 May, 2012, 12:00am

Quotes of the week

The Philippine side has not realised that it is making serious mistakes

Deputy Foreign Minister Fu Ying on the stand-off at Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea

Austerity can no longer be inevitable!

Francois Hollande, after the Socialist rode to victory in France's presidential election

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

A bad week for ...

Violet D'Mello

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Beijing, Manila protests over shoal

Around 300 people staged a protest outside the Chinese embassy in Manila yesterday over an escalating territorial row in the South China Sea, a much smaller turnout than expected. In a counter-demonstration in Beijing, a small band of protesters rallied outside the Philippine embassy.

12 May 2012 - 12:00am

Dialogue resumes but tensions still mounting

Philippine officials and the Chinese embassy in Manila are once again talking to each other over the stand-off at Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea, following a suspension lasting about two weeks, with Beijing demanding that Manila guarantee the safety of Chinese citizens ahead of anti-China protests today.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Manila accused of 'provoking' public

Not a shot has been fired, but a war of words is under way in the South China Sea.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Extra patrol vessels set to fuel tension

Tension in the South and East China seas is likely to escalate as Beijing deploys more patrol vessels to demonstrate its sovereignty in disputed waters also claimed by many Southeast Asian countries.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am