» 06/03/2013, 00.00
ASIA - UNITED STATES
Beijing against everybody in the South China Sea
Hanoi wants to create a united front among ASEAN countries to counter China's predominance despite the fact that Beijing is also its main ally and trading partner. Domestic protests against Beijing mirror the struggle against the country's one-party state. The United States beefs up its alliance with Japan and the Philippines. China shows restraint ahead of a meeting between Barack Obama and Xi Jinping.
18/07/2016 14:51:00 VIETNAM - CHINA
Hanoi arrests dozens of activists for protesting against Chinese imperialism on the seas
Patriots and nationalists demonstrated in the capital and in Ho Chi Minh City. The protest Beijing’s failure to respect the ruling on the disputed territories in the South China Sea. Hanoi fears that the demonstrations may turn against government. Vietnamese broadcaster cancels Chinese TV series: the actors signed a pro-Beijing petition.
26/08/2016 15:04:00 PHILIPPINES – VIETNAM
Some 600 Vietnamese and Filipinos pray in Manila for peace in the South China Sea
The rally was held in front of the World Center, in central Manila. Seven Filipino priests celebrated Mass for protesters, who want Beijing to respect The Hague ruling and suspend its operations in disputed waters. China announces military exercises with Russia in the East China Sea.
20/04/2015 PHILIPPINES – VIETNAM
South China Sea: Vietnam offers the Philippines a deal to contain China
Talks between Hanoi and Manila are already underway as China moves into disputed area. For Benigno Aquino, “Perhaps it’s even worse today,” he said speaking about the situation. Meanwhile, joint military exercise US-Philippines military manoeuvres get underway.
Beijing, Manila and Hanoi strike deal over Spratleys' oil
19/07/2016 09:48:00 PHILIPPINES -CHINA
Manila rejects Beijing proposal to "ignore" the Hague ruling on South China Sea
Perfecto Yasay says government rejected an offer of talks "outside, and [in] contempt" of the International Court verdict. A proposal, he adds, that "is not in line" with "our national interests". The Philippines priority is to negotiate the return of fishermen to Scarborough Shoal. Beijing wants to continue its expansionist policy in the area.
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