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South China Sea

Code of conduct for South China Sea can defuse time bomb

The curtains of domestic politics have barely come down and the United States and China have already shifted their attention back to the Asean geopolitical chessboard in their battle for influence over the Asia-Pacific.

Wednesday, 21 November, 2012, 2:55am

South China Sea dispute wrecks Asean unity

Asean unity yet again lay in tatters last night – thwarting a Chinese-backed effort to keep South China Sea territorial disputes off the agenda of today’s international leaders’ summit in Cambodia.

20 Nov 2012 - 4:04am

Islands row off the agenda at East Asia summit

Asean leaders yesterday moved to limit their discussions of tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea - a move which could keep the issue off the agenda just as US President Barack Obama arrives in Phnom Penh to intensify Washington's push back to Asia.

19 Nov 2012 - 2:32pm

Asean summit unlikely to seal code of conduct with China

This week's gathering of regional leaders in Cambodia won't witness a breakdown in talks between foreign ministers over the South China Sea, as happened at their last meeting in July, but nor is it likely to see agreement on the issue.

18 Nov 2012 - 2:31am

Asean seeks to heal South China Sea territorial rift

Southeast Asian foreign ministers sought on Saturday to heal a rift over territorial rows involving China, aiming to build unity ahead of a leaders’ summit.

17 Nov 2012 - 5:15pm

Philippines urges China to discuss code on South China Sea

Philippine President Benigno Aquino will urge China to start negotiations on a set of rules to avoid conflict in the South China Sea during a regional summit next week, a government official said.

15 Nov 2012 - 4:49am

China to ramp up development on disputed Paracel island

China is to ramp up development on a disputed South China Sea island, a local government chief has said, in a move likely to stoke a growing territorial row with its neighbours.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Rant: works in progress

Sixteen-year-olds in the United States can hold a driver's licence, and in Germany they can legally buy wine and beer.

10 Nov 2012 - 11:31pm

China should become ‘maritime power’, Hu Jintao says

China on Thursday stressed its intention to become a “maritime power” in line with its economic clout, as US President Barack Obama prepares to return to Asia amid regional anxiety at Beijing’s rise.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Cambodia's chance to quiet doubts about its role in Asean

Cambodia will fulfil its last major obligation as this year's Asean chair this month when it hosts the annual Asean Summit and the seventh East Asia Summit.

7 Nov 2012 - 1:59am

Philippines pushes sea row at Asia-Europe summit

The Philippines on Monday pushed its call for an international solution to overlapping claims in the South China Sea at an Asia-Europe summit, saying vital global shipping lanes were at stake.

5 Nov 2012 - 6:29pm

Aquino to raise sea dispute at Asia-Europe summit in Laos

Philippine President Benigno Aquino said on Sunday his country would raise overlapping claims to the South China Sea during a summit of Asian and European leaders in Laos this week.

Aquino said he expects to hold bilateral meetings with the leaders of the European Union, Poland, Switzerland, Norway and Italy during the two-day Asia-Europe Meeting beginning in Laos on Monday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Major development plan for Woody Island unveiled

Beijing will spend more than 10 billion yuan (HK$12.3 billion) to upgrade military and civilian infrastructure at its settlement on Woody Island, a move likely to irk countries with competing claims in the surrounding South China Sea.

4 Nov 2012 - 4:14am 1 comment

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Jia: Beijing 'must stand firm on Tibet'

20 Oct 2012 - 4:41am

Chinese minister to start talks with Philippines over disputed island

Vice-Foreign Minister Fu Ying will arrive in Manila today for talks on the territorial dispute over Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea, amid rising tension between Beijing and Tokyo over another dispute in the East China Sea.

19 Oct 2012 - 1:59pm 2 comments