Monday, June 14, 2021

South China Sea

Filipino boxing hero accuses Duterte of going soft over South China Sea disputes with Beijing

Pacquiao recalls that when campaigning in 2016, Duterte said he would take a jet ski to the Spratly Islands and plant a Filipino flag there.

Chinese military flights near Malaysia, ‘routine training’ or ‘routine warning’?

A new oil exploration by Petronas may be among the factors behind the latest turmoil.

China urges ‘basic manners’ after Pinoy foreign secretary tells Beijing where to go

The blue-tongued minister has since apologised to Beijing for being 'provoked by the latest grossest territorial violation'.

Philippine foreign minister tells China to ‘get the f**k out’ over South China Sea dispute

President Duterte has pursued warmer ties with China in exchange for Beijing's promises of billions of dollars in investment, aid and loans.

Duterte may contest China over South China Sea oil but not fish

He has repeatedly said the Philippines is powerless to stop China, and that challenging its activities could risk a war his country would lose.

US to send more warships to South China Sea, Philippines ambassador says

Earlier this month, an estimated 200 Chinese fishing vessels positioned themselves around the Philippines-claimed Whitsun Reef.

Huge Chinese ‘fishing fleet’ in Philippine waters alarms Manila

The 'fishing boats' do not appear to be fishing and are crewed by China's maritime militia, according to Manila.

Philippines calls new China maritime law a ‘threat of war’

The new Chinese law raises the stakes in the South China Sea and increases the possibility of clashes with regional maritime nations.

US Navy in South China Sea not good for peace, says Beijing as aircraft carrier group sails in

The US carrier group was demonstrating 'freedom of the seas', the US military said, just days after Joe Biden became US president.

US warships sail through Taiwan Strait for second time this month

Beijing regards any US Navy movements through the Taiwan Strait and South China Sea as a deliberate provocation.

Indian and Vietnamese warships drill together in disputed South China Sea

China says the exercises are a bid by India to exert pressure on China through the South China Sea, to force it to back off from eastern Ladakh.

What Malaysia should and should not do about Philippine claim to Sabah

It is not enough for Malaysia to rest on the fact that it has both de facto and de jure sovereignty in Sabah, despite the Philippines' claim to the contrary.

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