Philippines’ Duterte wants Obama to listen to him on human rights

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday he was ready to discuss any issues with Barack Obama when they meet in Laos next week, but added that the U.S. president must listen to him first before bringing… Read More › sci tech news

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The only way to solve South China Sea showdown

(From The National Interest) Despite the old adage that “good fences make good neighbors”, sometimes it is impossible, for a variety of reasons, to build good ‘fences’ in the sea. This is certainly the case in the South China Sea,… Read More ›
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Japan pressures China on South China Sea ruling

(From AFP) Tokyo raised pressure on Beijing at an Asia-Europe summit Saturday to respect an international tribunal’s ruling that dismissed its claims to much of the South China Sea. At a retreat outside the Mongolian capital Ulan Bator, Prime Minister… Read More ›
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China vows ‘decisive response’ to sea provocations

Global Times calls US and Japan paper tigers, worrying eunuchs (From agencies) China Thursday threatened a “decisive response” to any provocations in the South China Sea, following an international tribunal ruling against its extensive claims in the disputed area. “If… Read More ›
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US launches quiet diplomacy to ease South China Sea tensions

By Lesley Wroughton and John Walcott WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is using quiet diplomacy to persuade the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and other Asian nations not to move aggressively to capitalize on an international court ruling that denied China’s… Read More ›
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China’s white paper refutes tribunal ruling on South China Sea

(From PTI) China on Wednesday released a white paper against the verdict by a U.N.-backed tribunal that struck down its “historical rights” in the South China Sea, insisting that it has claims over the strategic region for 2,000 years. The… Read More ›
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Tsai boards warship, proclaims Taiwan’s rights to South China Sea

(From The China Post) President Tsai Ing-wen boarded a South China Sea-bound warship and addressed its crew while touring a naval base Wednesday morning, less than a day after a controversial international ruling on the area. This vessel represents the… Read More ›
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South China Sea case a game changer for Manila, says think-tank

(From The Philippine star) A favorable ruling for the Philippines on the South China Sea will reinforce a non-military scenario and lead the way toward further diplomacy, a Philippine think-tank said. “If we get the verdict we expect, it is imperative to… Read More ›
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All eyes will be on China’s next move after South China Sea ruling

With US and Europe distracted by domestic politics, Beijing could use the  opportunity to build at Scarborough Shoal, says expert (From Australian Associated Press) Next week’s landmark ruling on the South China Sea will test the bounds of “international order” in… Read More ›
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China Sea showdown: US must step up to face off with China

Beijing is prepared to reject UN’s decision. What is America going to do about it? (From The National Interest) The United States faces a major challenge in Asia’s South China Sea. The UN’s Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) announced that… Read More › Syndicated from Asia Times

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