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Scarborough Shoal

China urges Philippines to mend relations after island row

Chinese leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping has told a visiting Philippine envoy that he hopes ties hurt by a territorial row can recover, Xinhua said yesterday.

Sunday, 23 September, 2012, 3:07am

Rift in Philippine government over secret China talks in shoal row

A politician once jailed for plotting a military coup has held secret talks with China over a territorial row - a tactic that appears to have backfired amid bitter infighting.

20 Sep 2012 - 4:46am

Heritage zones in Paracels to Protect relics

Heritage protection zones will be set up along the reefs of the Paracel Islands, Hainan's provincial government said yesterday.

The move follows Beijing's announcement last Thursday that a new city, named Sansha, will administer three island chains in the South China Sea and strengthen China's sovereignty claims.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Preparing for the main event

Amid the manoeuvring and megaphone diplomacy between Beijing and Manila over the disputed Scarborough Shoal, a potential legal time-bomb remains for China - even if the dispute eases.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Beijing needs to flex its muscles

I am writing concerning the international issue about the Chinese-Filipino diplomatic conflict about the sovereignty of the Scarborough Shoal - Huangyan Island for Chinese.

I believe the two countries' relationship will carry on getting worse if the Filipinos are not willing to comply with Beijing's requests and leave the disputed territory.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

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.'

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