China to secure ‘de facto’ control of S. China Sea: US admiral

China to secure ‘de facto’ control of S. China Sea: US admiral

By Thomas Watkins Washington, United States | AFP |  – China is on its way to securing “de facto” control of the South China Sea, a top US admiral warned Thursday, amid growing unease over Beijing’s continued military build up in the contested waterway. By building air bases and hardened bunkers on tiny islands, some of which are reclaimed […]

02.03.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
US presses China on non-militarization in West PHL Sea

US presses China on non-militarization in West PHL Sea

Washington, United States | AFP |  – The White House pressed Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday to expand his non-militarization pledge to cover the entire South China Sea, despite Beijing’s recent military activity in the area. Daniel Kritenbrink, senior director for Asian affairs at the National Security Council, spoke amid rising tensions between the two countries over China’s […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Justice Parpio tells Washington audience: Nine-dash line claim threatens rule of law

Justice Parpio tells Washington audience: Nine-dash line claim threatens rule of law

WASHINGTON, DC – “Will the world community allow a single state to rewrite the Law of the Sea, so this single state can exercise indisputable sovereignty to almost an entire sea, subject the high seas to its sovereign jurisdiction, and seize large areas of other coastal states’ EEZs (exclusive economic zone), which are their legal […]

12.10.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Beijing’s South China Sea runway ‘nearly complete’: US think-tank

Beijing’s South China Sea runway ‘nearly complete’: US think-tank

Beijing, China (AFP) – Beijing has nearly completed building a 3,000-metre (9,800-foot) airstrip on a reef in disputed waters in the South China Sea, where tensions are mounting with its neighbors, a US think-tank said. A satellite picture taken on Sunday showed that China was paving and marking the runway on Fiery Cross Reef and […]

06.07.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Beijing poised to take ‘de facto control’ of S. China Sea: PHL

Beijing poised to take ‘de facto control’ of S. China Sea: PHL

By Martin Abbugao Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | AFP |   – Beijing is poised to take “de facto control” of the South China Sea, the Philippines warned Sunday, but its call for a robust Southeast Asian response at a regional summit was shot down. Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei claim parts of the strategic […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·
World should fear China’s actions in South China Sea: Aquino

World should fear China’s actions in South China Sea: Aquino

By Karl Malakunas Manila, Philippines, – China’s efforts to stake its claim to most of the South China Sea should spark fear around the world, with military conflict possible, Philippine President Benigno Aquino told AFP on Tuesday. In an exclusive interview, Aquino also warned that China’s increasingly assertive actions raised the spectre of other nations […]

15.04.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Purisima Tells Washington Confab: Sick Man of Asia on Road to Recovery

Purisima Tells Washington Confab: Sick Man of Asia on Road to Recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C.—When Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima finished his presentation on the performance of the Philippine economy at a conference here earlier this week, the predominantly American audience was convinced that the ‘sick man of Asia’ is finally on the road to recovery, the Philippine Embassy reported today. In a statement, Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, […]

01.10.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·
Del Rosario Underscores Need for Rules-Based Approach to Resolve West Philippine Sea Issue

Del Rosario Underscores Need for Rules-Based Approach to Resolve West Philippine Sea Issue

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario today again underscored the need for a rules-based approach in resolving the territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea, saying this is the only legitimate and viable way to address the issue. “The West Philippine Sea remains a focus of concern for the Philippines, for the region […]

28.09.2012 · Filled under: Local News ·