ASEAN to avoid mention of South China Sea ruling

(From Reuters) Southeast Asian leaders are set to avoid references to a recent arbitration ruling that undermined China’s claims to the South China Sea, after omitting it from a joint statement at a summit this week over which Beijing’s influence… Read More › sci tech news

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China strongly warned Japan not to send SDF to South China Sea

(From Kyodo) China strongly warned a high-level Japanese official around late June that Tokyo should not send its Self-Defense Forces (SDF) to join U.S. operations that test the freedom of navigation in the disputed South China Sea, diplomatic sources said… Read More ›
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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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Will China’s realpolitik prevail in sea row?

As ASEAN meetings kick off in Vientiane from July 23, Beijing may pressure the host Laos and its other ally Cambodia to prevent any strong statements on the South China Sea disputes and the landmark ruling by the Hague tribunal. Such pressure… Read More ›
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