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  • Sep 18, 2014
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South China Sea

Manila envoy set to apologise for shooting of Taiwanese fisherman

The Philippines will send a special envoy to Taiwan to apologise for the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman, his daughter said yesterday, signalling a potential breakthrough in a major row.

Tuesday, 6 August, 2013, 1:52am

Kerry presses China, Southeast Asia to ease sea tensions

US Secretary of State John Kerry pressed China and Southeast Asian nations on Monday to make progress on a plan to ease tensions in the South China Sea, reminding the region that Washington had national interests at stake in the disputes.

1 Jul 2013 - 11:47pm

US and Philippines hold joint naval exercises near disputed reef

The US and the Philippines are to hold joint naval manoeuvres in the South China Sea next week between the main island of Luzon and a reef claimed by both China and Manila, the Filipino navy said yesterday.

The exercises, taking place from June 27 to July 2, are to be held about 108 kilometres east of Scarborough Shoal, navy spokesman Lieutenant-Commander Gregory Fabic said.

20 Jun 2013 - 10:45pm

Malaysian PM echoes Beijing's call for joint development in South China Sea

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak appeared to side with Beijing as he called for claimants in the South China Sea to jointly develop resources to avoid conflict and prevent "extra-regional states" from becoming involved.

Najib cited a joint development zone in waters claimed by Thailand and Malaysia as a precedent that could be applied in the South China Sea.

5 Jun 2013 - 12:35am 1 comment

Chinese tourist deported from Philippines for 'bullying' flight attendant

A Chinese man has been deported from the Philippines after a flight attendant said he was bullied before take-off in Shanghai on Friday. 

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

PLA officers turn on the charm at regional security forum in Singapore

Senior Chinese military officials came ready to talk at a major regional security forum over the weekend, surprising delegates with a new sense of openness at a time when Beijing is making strident claims to territory across Asia's seas.

3 Jun 2013 - 3:09am

Vietnam detains anti-China protesters

Vietnam yesterday detained about 30 anti-China protesters in Hanoi, amid growing tensions over rival territorial claims in the South China Sea.

3 Jun 2013 - 3:11am

Dialogue with China urged on maritime disputes

The United States and Japan called for increased dialogue with China to prevent miscalculations in waterways vital to world trade as territorial disputes raise tensions across Asia.

2 Jun 2013 - 6:58am 1 comment

PLA Navy's three fleets meet in South China Sea for rare show of force

China's navy has carried out a rare joint exercise, involving its three fleets, in the South China Sea as regional tensions over territorial disputes mount.

The combined drill was carried out in southern waters by warships, submarines and the naval air force from the People's Liberation Army's North Sea, East Sea and South Sea fleets, national broadcaster CCTV reported on Saturday.

27 May 2013 - 4:48am 1 comment

Beijing looks like a 'bully' by rejecting arbitration on South China Sea issue

Beijing's rejection of international arbitration to resolve disputes over its claim to most of the South China Sea makes it look like a "bully" in the world community, a leading US expert on Chinese law said this week.

25 May 2013 - 5:26am 9 comments