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 Continue reading ASEAN to avoid mention of South China Sea ruling

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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US backs resumption of China-Philippines talks on South China Sea

By Simon Webb and Manuel Mogato VIENTIANE (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he supported the resumption of bilateral talks between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea, following a ruling against Beijing… Read More › Syndicated from Asia Times Continue reading US backs resumption of China-Philippines talks on South China Sea

Taiwan fishermen set sail for disputed South China Sea ‘island’

By Damon Lin PINGTUNG, Taiwan (Reuters) – Five Taiwanese fishing boats set sail for Taiwan’s sole holding in the South China Sea on Wednesday in protest against a court ruling that deems it a rock rather than an island, limiting… Read More › Syndicated from Asia Times Continue reading Taiwan fishermen set sail for disputed South China Sea ‘island’

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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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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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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