Saturday, September 25, 2021

South China Sea

India sends warships to South China Sea as part of ‘Act East’ policy

India has traditionally been wary of antagonising Beijing but the mood has recently hardened following border clashes.

German warship heads for South China Sea, raising tension with Beijing

Germany is sailing into choppy seas as China is now Berlin’s most important trading partner.

UK to permanently deploy two warships in Asian waters

Aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and strike group are sailing to Japan through contested seas in September.

Biden backs Trump rejection of Beijing’s South China Sea claims

Washington has effectively sided with the Philippines, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam, in opposing Beijing's assertions of sovereignty over the 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.

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