Duterte wants to set aside ruling on South China Sea — for now

(The Philippine Star) President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday expressed his willingness to temporarily set aside the ruling of an arbitral tribunal in settling the country’s dispute with China. During his speech at the National Heroes Day rites at the Libingan… Read More › sci tech news Continue reading Duterte wants to set aside ruling on South China Sea — for now

Chinese political donations highlight Australian anxieties, lax law

Are donations from Chinese businesses and individuals to Australia’s two major parties being used to curry favor and gain influence? A recent ABC investigation revealed that donors poured over $5.5 million into Liberal and Labor party coffers between 2013 and 2015…. Read More › sci tech news Continue reading Chinese political donations highlight Australian anxieties, lax law

Japan protests as China coastguard, fishing vessels sail near disputed islets

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan issued a new protest to Beijing on Saturday after Chinese coastguard ships and about 230 fishing vessels sailed close to what Tokyo considers its territorial waters around disputed islets in the East China Sea, Japan’s foreign… Read More ›
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US diplomatic strategy on South China Sea appears to fail after Hague ruling

By David Brunnstrom and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In the lead-up to an international court ruling on China’s claims in the South China Sea early this month, United States officials had talked about rallying a coalition to impose “terrible”… Read More ›
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Philippines rejects China offer of conditional dialogue on Sea dispute

By Karen Lema and Martin Petty MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines has turned down a Chinese proposal to start bilateral talks, its foreign minister said on Tuesday, because of Beijing’s pre-condition of not discussing a court ruling that nullified most… Read More ›
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China ignored rules, neighbors and ecosystem: Hague tribunal

The Netherlands-based Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) has issued a ruling in favor of the Philippines, rebuking China’s massive claim over the South China Sea. In a historic ruling issued after several months of arguments and submissions of documents, the… Read More ›
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