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Beijing, Manila and Hanoi strike deal over Spratleys' oil
04/06/2011 VIETNAM - CHINA - PHILIPPINES
Vietnamese take to streets against Beijing’s incursions in the South China Sea
Born on line, the protest sees people picket diplomatic missions in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The Philippine government announces a protest to the United Nations. United States also concerned as China sets its sights on Spratly and Paracel islands.
01/04/2014 PHILIPPINES - CHINA
South China Sea: Manila calls on UN to stop Beijing
The Filipino government has filed a case before a UN tribunal, submitting 4,000 pages of evidence and more than 40 nautical maps. For China, Manila's request is a violation of "international law and the historical truth as well as against morality". Washington gets involved slamming China's "provocative and destabilising action" against Filipino ships. Increasingly, Beijing's foreign policy is becoming "aggressive."
18/08/2016 10:13:00 CHINA - ASEAN
Manila conducive to bilateral talks with Beijing to resolve disputes in the seas
President Duterte does not intend to raise territorial issues in the South China Sea during the next ASEAN summit. He wants to address the issue "face to face", avoiding open conflict. Jakarta reaffirms its sovereignty projects and is ready to change the name of the waters off the coast of Borneo. It will present its request soon to the UN.
Vietnam, the Philippines and Malaysia find common ground against Beijing's "imperialism"
Southeast Asian nations are increasingly concerned over repeated attacks by Chinese (paramilitary) boats against their fishing and commercial vessels. Hanoi stands with Manila as the latter sues China over maritime boundaries in an international court. Malaysia also join the fray, worried over Chinese incursion near James Island.
20/07/2011 ASEAN – PHILIPPINES – CHINA
Spratly Islands: no agreement at ASEAN summit as Philippines flexes its muscles
ASEAN member states discuss guidelines but stick to general principles as talks continue. Meanwhile, despite opposition from Beijing, Filipino lawmakers fly to contested Spratly Islands to assert the Philippines’ right to defend its territory.
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