MANILA – China is nearly done building air and naval facilities on seven islands it claims in the South China Sea, recent surveillance photos obtained by a Philippine newspaper and published yesterday showed.
Foreign ministers from South-east Asia and China have adopted the framework of a code of conduct to manage disputes in the South China Sea, paving the way for negotiations on an actual code to take place by the year end.
BEIJING (THE WASHINGTON POST) - More than 200 Chinese moviegoers attended a screening on Yongxing Island in the South China Sea on Saturday (July 22), according to Xinhua news agency.
South-east Asian countries are starting to wake up to the possibility of a war in the Taiwan Strait. Earlier this month, Asean foreign ministers meeting in Phnom Penh issued the grouping's first-ever statement on the issue, expressing concern about "regional volatility" and "potential miscalculation", and calling for "maximum restraint". The statement on "Cross Strait Development" was a first, given that cross-straits issues had never been discussed within Asean.
One year after the international arbitration tribunal at The Hague resoundingly ruled against China's claim to most of the South China Sea it would seem that Beijing has prevailed with its firm stand on the issue and refusal to acknowledge the ruling, much less abide by it.
South-east Asian capitals are becoming favoured arenas for global sporting tournaments graced by formidable overseas teams and few or no South-east Asian participants.
In September 2003, I found myself in the German city of Hamburg for a significant event in Singapore's legal history - the city state's first appearance before an international court.
There was little surprise that the traditional joint communique after last month's Asean foreign ministers' meeting did not directly address the July 12 Arbitral Tribunal ruling on the case brought by the Philippines against China's expansive claims in the South China Sea.
TANMEN (Hainan) • There are two roads that visitors can take to the fishing town of Tanmen. Whichever they choose, they will be greeted by the large, beaming face of President Xi Jinping.
The United Nations Permanent Court of Arbitration is expected to issue a ruling on a long-standing maritime dispute between China and the Philippines on July 12. Here's a round-up of the dispute so far.
The arbitral tribunal at the Hague has issued its ruling on the Philippines' case against China in the South China Sea, based on the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos). Here are the key areas of contention and the tribunal’s findings.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday (July 13) the ruling by an international arbitral tribunal on China's territorial claims in the South China Sea has "severely damaged" Taiwan's rights in the waterway, but added that the Taiwanese are "determined to protect Taiwan's interests".
A United Nations-backed arbitral tribunal has determined that there is no legal basis to China's expansive claims to the South China Sea, in a strongly worded and sweeping ruling that surprised many observers and drew a swift rejection from Beijing.
Hopes that joint scientific effort to stop overfishing in South China Sea could chart course to peace
The South China Sea is one of the world's top fishing grounds, accounting for about 12% of the global wild catch.