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Southeast Asia Ministers Urge Self-Restraint on Sea Spat (Bloomberg)

Southeast Asian foreign ministers said they were concerned about a rise in territorial tensions in the South China Sea, calling on all parties including China to show “self-restraint” after Chinese and Vietnamese ships collided near disputed islands. Countries claiming parts of the resource-rich waters should “avoid actions which could undermine peace and stability in the … Continue reading

China-Vietnam face-off in South China Sea leaves India worried (Indiatimes)

NEW DELHI: India has joined the US in ringing alarm bells over China’s expansionist expeditions in the South China Sea clashing with Vietnam and the Philippines early this week. Though trying to play safe, New Delhi refused to name China or Vietnam and instead called for freedom of navigation in the sea. Almost five days … Continue reading

The South China Sea’s Red Tide (Daily Beast)

China’s establishment of an administrative base and, just last week, a military garrison in a tiny city in the Paracel islands has upped regional tensions. Elias Groll explains why:

China South Sea War Rumors Heat Up (Value Walk)

China has decided to establish a military garrison in Sansha municipality of Yongxing island, which is 220 miles away from the southernmost part of mainland China. The South China Sea is an area of intense conflict where, China and five of its neighbors – Vietnam, Taiwan, The Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia claim various territories. They all … Continue reading

South China Sea: offshore exploration and territorial tension (offshore-technology)

Tensions are rising in the South China Sea as China continues to dispute territorial boundaries with its neighbours. Chris Lo investigates the geopolitical instability surrounding key offshore regions, while tracking the links between territorial claims and the presence of potentially huge oil and gas reserves. For the first time in the Association of Southeast Asian … Continue reading

The silence of Asean (INQUIRER)

For the first time in its 45-year history, the Association of South East Asian Nations failed to issue a joint communiqué at the end of its annual conference. This self-imposed muteness merely confirms what the Philippines has long suspected: that Asean members will do nothing to disturb the beneficial economic relationship they each enjoy with … Continue reading

China state media accuses Clinton of ‘meddling’ (AFP/Yahoo)

China’s official Xinhua news agency on Saturday accused US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of “meddling” in the South China Sea territorial disputes. Rival claims have for decades made the resource-rich waters one of Asia’s potential military flashpoints and tensions have risen in the last year with the Philippines and Vietnam accusing China of becoming … Continue reading

China starts “combat ready” patrols in disputed seas (Reuters)

(Reuters) – China has begun combat-ready patrols in the waters around a disputed group of islands in the South China Sea, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday, the latest escalation in tension over the potentially resource-rich area. Asked about what China would do in response to Vietnamese air patrols over the Spratly Islands, the ministry’s … Continue reading

Vietnam Calls on Cnooc Parent to Scrap Oil Exploration Bids (Bloomberg)

Vietnam called on China National Offshore Oil Corp., the state-owned parent of Cnooc Ltd. (883), to cancel an invitation for foreign oil and gas companies to explore nine blocks in disputed waters of the South China Sea. Seeking bids for the exploration areas is an illegal act that “seriously violated” Vietnam’s sovereign rights, Ministry of … Continue reading

Chinese ship rams Philippine fish boat; 1 dead (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

A Chinese vessel last week rammed a Philippine fishing boat north of the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), killing a Filipino fisherman and leaving four others missing. Executive Director Benito Ramos of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Sunday said the Chinese vessel might have … Continue reading

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