Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi with Philippines Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin in Bangkok. Photo: EPA-EFE

Support for Philippines’ diplomatic protest against Chinese boats ‘swarming’ in disputed South China Sea

  • President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration has in recent months been criticised over its perceived inability to confront Beijing’s presence
  • China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan and Brunei have overlapping claims to the waterway, where more than US$3 trillion worth of trade passes yearly
Topic |   The Philippines

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi with Philippines Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin in Bangkok. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Photo: EPA

‘Major progress’ on South China Sea code of conduct talks even as Beijing warns other countries against ‘sowing distrust’

  • Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi hails ‘important step’ after meeting Asean counterparts in Bangkok
  • Talks on the code follow disputes between China and both Vietnam and the Philippines
Topic |   South China Sea

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Photo: EPA
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