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Philippines: China Escalating Standoff Involving South China Sea

Posted April 20th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The Philippines has accused China of sending another warship to disputed islands in the South China Sea, amid a continuing standoff in the area. Philippine foreign affairs spokesman Raul Hernandez said his government plans to ask Chinese officials why they have violated an agreement not to aggravate the situation. China’s most advanced fishing patrol vessel, […]

China Sends Second Boat to Standoff with Philippines

Posted April 19th, 2012 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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The nine-day-old naval standoff between China and the Philippines showed few signs of cooling on Thursday, with Beijing sending a powerful military vessel toward the disputed islands in the South China Sea. Chinese media reports on Thursday quoted officials as saying that China’s most advanced fishing patrol vessel, the Yuzheng 310, has been sent to […]

Philippines, China Naval Standoff Enters Third Day

Posted April 12th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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The Philippines has withdrawn its biggest warship from a disputed area in the South China Sea, in an apparent attempt to lessen tensions with China over a naval standoff in the disputed waters. Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said Thursday that a smaller coast guard boat will replace the warship at the Scarborough Shoal, […]

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Philippines Sends Second Boat to Naval Standoff with China

Posted April 12th, 2012 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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The Philippines and China continued looking for a diplomatic solution to a naval standoff on Thursday, even as Manila sent a second vessel to disputed islands in the South China Sea. Philippines foreign ministry spokesperson Raul Hernandez said a coast guard boat has been sent to the Scarborough Shoal, located about 230 kilometers off the […]

Philippines Warship, Chinese Vessels in China Sea Standoff

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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A tense maritime standoff between China and the Philippines showed few signs of cooling on Wednesday, with each side accusing the other of violating its territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea. The standoff began Tuesday when two Chinese surveillance vessels blocked a Philippine warship from arresting a group of Chinese fishermen near a […]

Philippines Warship, Chinese Vessels in China Sea Standoff

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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The Philippines said Wednesday one of its warships is engaged in a standoff with two Chinese surveillance vessels that blocked the arrest of Chinese fishermen in disputed waters of the South China Sea. The Philippines foreign ministry said the standoff began Tuesday when Manila’s flagship naval vessel, the Gregorio del Pilar, confronted eight Chinese fishing […]

Philippines, Vietnam to Cooperate in Responding to South China Sea Incidents

Posted October 26th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The Philippine and Vietnamese presidents have agreed to boost cooperation between their naval forces in responding to incidents in the South China Sea, where both nations have accused Chinese vessels of acting aggressively in recent months. Philippine President Benigno Aquino and his visiting Vietnamese counterpart Truong Tan Sang attended the signing of the maritime agreements […]

China Denies Military Intentions in South China Sea Disputes

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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China is reaffirming its commitment to a peaceful solution to disputes in the South China Sea after a ruling party-affiliated newspaper warned that military action may be warranted. Chinese media are also criticizing U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta after he warned about China’s maritime activities. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu was asked Tuesday about a […]

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Chinese Commentary Proposes Small Battles Over South China Sea

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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A commentary in a Chinese Communist Party-affiliated newspaper says it is time that Beijing launched some “tiny-scale battles” in the South China Sea to deter its neighbors from stealing China’s resources. The article appears on the website of the Global Times newspaper under the headline “Time to teach those around South China Sea a lesson.” […]

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Japan Hosts ASEAN Delegates Seeking to Solve Maritime Disputes

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan on Wednesday hosted delegates from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for talks on simmering tensions in the South China Sea. The vice ministerial-level meeting — the third of its kind since 2009 — focused on the need to find consensus on the interpretation of maritime law regarding freedom of navigation. China, Taiwan, the […]

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