Last month, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) went on a two-week trade mission to Japan, China and South Korea to promote the Commonwealth of Virginia and open the doors for trade with key Asian partners. The governor and his delegation sent a strong message to his Asian hosts that “Virginia is Open for Business” and […]
China's militarisation of the South China Sea is "very troubling" and neither peaceful nor friendly, the Philippines' defence secretary said on Tuesday. President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to improve his nation's relations with China by adopting a non-confrontational approach over their competing claims in the strategically vital waters. Show More Summary
MANILA (Reuters) - China's recent installation of weapons on artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea was "very troubling", the Philippines' defense minister said on Tuesday, after Manila quietly protested Beijing's activities.
The South China Sea is officially contested by six governments. But China is taking control by neutralizing those rivals one by one. The last may have just fallen. They all need fish, smell oil under the seabed or just like the extraterritorial control you get by staking aclaim to the sea [...]
/ AFP / POOL / PETER KLAUNZER (Photo credit should read PETER KLAUNZER/AFP/Getty Images) Defying international tribunal rulings, building artificial islands in South China Sea, and turning them into a military base isn’t a responsive and responsible leadership. It doesn’t advance global cooperation, it undermines it. That's bad news for the world economy [...]
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has filed a diplomatic protest with China, its foreign minister said on Monday, over Beijing's installation last year of anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems on its manmade islands in the disputed South China Sea.
HANOI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced in Hanoi on Monday that Japan would supply six new patrol boats to Vietnam, which is locked in a dispute with China over the South China Sea.
China and Vietnam pledged to manage maritime differences over the South China Sea and safeguard peace and stability. Communist Party chiefs of China and Vietnam agreed in Beijing on Thursday that two countries should expand cooperation in various…
BOGOR (Reuters) - Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said during his visit to Indonesia on Sunday that it is important to solve the South China Sea conflict peacefully.
For a brief but tense period, two weeks ago the US found itself without a single aircraft carrier in any area of the globe. The absence of a deployed U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, long seen as a symbol of American power projection, was noteworthy because according to Fox, "it is believed to be the first time since World War II that at least one U.S. Show More Summary
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China and Vietnam pledged on Saturday to manage their differences and safeguard peace in the South China Sea, in a joint communique issued during a visit to China by Vietnamese Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong.
Secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson made waves with strong words over China's island building.
The Exxon boss has shown before he can take Beijing to the limit — but as Secretary of State the stakes will be far higher.
``The Global Times, a provocative but state-sanctioned tabloid, said that "unless Washington plans to wage a large-scale war in the South China Sea, any other approaches to prevent Chinese access to the islands will be foolish... "If...Show More Summary
This week, Trump’s pick for top diplomat vowed to block China’s access to its islands in the South China Sea. That would require military force.
President-elect Donald Trump's Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson made waves internationally on Thursday by suggesting that the US should " send China a clear signal that, first, the island-building stops and, second, your access...Show More Summary
Rex Tillerson, Trump's pick for secretary of state, said this week China would not "be allowed" to access islands in the South China Sea. China's official response has been muted. The press, less so.
Blocking Chinese access to islands in the South China Sea would require the U.S. to “wage war”, an influential Chinese state-run tabloid said on Friday, after U.S. Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson suggested the strategy on Wednesday. Tillerson told his confirmation hearing before the U.S. Show More Summary
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MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine foreign minister on Friday said any future action by the United States to drive China from its artificial islands in the South China Sea would be its own prerogative, and in its own national interes...