Tag: South China Sea dispute
China wants to 'expand practical cooperation to ensure steady and sustained progress' in its ties with the Philippines through the meeting, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman says.
The move is likely to further irk China in the wake of Washington's latest US$8 billion arms sales to self-ruling Taiwan, which Beijing views as part of its territory.
Vietnam has persistently rejected China’s nine-dash line map of the sea as a basis for cooperating on energy resources, prompting tensions to increase as Beijing’s military strength grows.
The US calls into serious question Beijing's commitment to a peaceful resolution of maritime disputes in the South China Sea.
China’s recent escalation of efforts to intimidate others out of developing resources in the South China Sea is disturbing, says US national security advisor John Bolton.
Beijing claims most of the South China Sea, including waters close to Philippine shores, and has ignored a 2016 international tribunal ruling that declared their assertion as without basis.
Duterte has overseen improved economic ties with China when he set aside a sovereignty dispute over islands and waters in the South China Sea that Beijing claims almost in its entirety.
The trip would come at a time when China is receiving international pushback over the conduct of coastguard and fishing militia in disputed areas of the South China Sea.
China has been accused of deploying warships, arming outposts and ramming fishing vessels in the resource-rich sea, sparking ire from other claimants.
Pompeo assures Asian nations that US remains as a key player in the region while China builds its military presence in the South China Sea.
China is strongly against foreign interferences especially by the United States over the South China Sea dispute.
'You journalists. Open your eyes and noses. Today we show you everything,' says a Cambodian defence ministry spokesman.
China has not confirmed the presence of its ships in the area.
Such an arrangement would boost China's ability to assert contested territorial claims and economic interests in the South China Sea, challenging US allies in Southeast Asia.
Vietnam and China are embroiled in a years-long dispute over the potentially energy-rich stretch of waters in the South China Sea.
China's U-shaped 'nine-dash line' marks a vast expanse of the South China Sea that it claims, including large oil-filled chunks of Vietnam's continental shelf.
The Pentagon says a recent Chinese missile launch in the South China Sea is 'disturbing' and contrary to Chinese pledges that it would not militarise the disputed waterway.
Beijing confirms that a Chinese vessel hit a Philippine fishing boat in a collision which has increased tensions in the disputed South China Sea but denies claims it was a 'hit and run'.
In an attempt to counter the US’ influence in the region, and to have a stronger say in the dispute over the South China Sea islands, China is strengthening military ties with Malaysia and other Asean nations.
Three China coastguard vessels patrolled the Luconia Shoals that belong to Malaysia in January and February, says report.
Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency says, together with the Malaysian navy, it is patrolling the Luconia Shoals to check on intrusions by China vessels into Malaysian waters.
PPBM man says railways and Bandar Malaysia projects fit into China's dream of a new Silk Road.